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Yes, I'm doing it again.Here's a little something of late that you might enjoy (especially if you have daughters)The other night as I tucked my 8-year-old daughter into bed, I was stroking her back, as I do every night and was looking around her room....

What I Consider CoolMy new Mom Bloggers group at MintiThis is a group I hope all of you moms with blogs decide to join. It's a private forum of sorts where we can talk motherhood, blogging, careers, creativity, and anything else we want. Why? Because...

Things RememberedJulia and I had some time together tonight. Time alone, just she and I, which is rare anymore with a toddler in the house. It was about a half hour before bedtime and although I had piles of work to do and she was...

It's that time again. This month I was so taken by a post at Left Handed Trees and Other Lies that I chose it for the June's Perfect Post Award at Suburban Turmoil.The photograph that accompanied the post could have alone won it for me....

Are You MomReady?Check out MomReady today. They've featured my books under their Hot Product category. God, it feels good to be "Hot". And if you haven't signed up for their daily newletter, just do it. It's cool. ...

This post is for Mom-101. She said she tagged me for the 'stuff you hate meme' because I'm "so upbeat all the time". Is that supposed to be a complement?So now, in true David Letterman fashion, I give you my top 10 list of the...

WheelsSo far this summer, Iris has mastered riding her tricycle. And yes, she's wearing snowflake pants in June. I know.Luckily her super-skill has coincided with Julia's enthusiasm about her new beach cruiser. Yes, I know I shot directly into the sun. I know.Besides getting some...

How Do You Spell Schwag?If you're asking me, I'd say M-I-N-T-I. But if you're asking my 8-year-old she'd spell it like this,"schwag, S-C-H-W-A-G, schwag"because she's the Third Grade Spelling B Champ!Yes, folks, the accolades just keep coming. Last week, student of the month, this week,...

It's Belly TimeWell, looky here. In keeping in step with my labor and delivery reflections, Stacy at Frankly Pregnant posted "Tracey's Belly Shot". A whole post dedicated to little (I mean BIG) ol' me. Well, Iris was in there too so I can't take all...

Three Years Ago Today I remember a new house, unpacked boxes, a newly painted nursery, and a hand me down crib.I remember feeling overwhelmed.I remember feeling big and uncomfortable.I remember fear, loneliness, and isolation.I remember having support and love, unconditional love.I remember taking pictures and...