Category Archives: Motherhood

Update on where I stand: art, parenting, and mindset

HUGE thank yous to each of you for your loving comments and support. I have printed each one out and have them posted nearby where I can always see them for motivation. It feels so validating when people mention to … Continue reading

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An uphill climb: allowing space for grief

“I’ve never seen anyone in a situation like this handle it as positively as you are.” “Ask Naomi, she’s in charge.” “How did you get all this done so quickly?” My friends, even those with the most positive, look-for-the-silver-lining, don’t-sweat-the-small-stuff-type … Continue reading

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Full hands, whole heart: a retelling of my storm experience

The woman beside me at the nail salon heard me answer the manicurist’s question about our house and began asking me about our situation and also sharing other people’s stories.  I didn’t realize at the time that there were a … Continue reading

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Keeping our children safe

Parents worry.  I think we can all agree on that one. Among all the concerns that parents deal with, safety is up toward the top. Sweet Girl has always been overly cautious, but in the last year or so, she’s … Continue reading

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Dear Lady Jane: out with the old (and other signs of growing up)

Dear Lady Jane Sweet Girl, (I called you “Lady Jane” the other day and you very assertively told me not to call you that!) (But wait! This is my blog!) You and I have spent the past few days clearing … Continue reading

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Catching up

My last post was over a month ago! I have missed having the opportunity to sit down with my laptop and share my latest ideas and projects.  I would love to hear from you about what you’ve been up to as well. … Continue reading

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