Category Archives: Reinventing Ourselves

Happy First Year to My Twinsies

I’m exhausted.  I am sitting here surrounded by birthday presents, picking pieces of Gigglebellies carrot cake out of my hair, feet aching from an afternoon of running around, stomach rumbling because I forgot to eat and two 1 year olds … Continue reading



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The Language We Use (Regarding My Letter from Shutterfly.com)

I love Shutterfly.com. I live in a very rural community and therefore both really love and really rely upon online ordering for just about everything.  When I found out that you could order groceries online, it was miraculous. I am … Continue reading



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The Oy’s and Joys of Summer

It’s summer time!  YAY! I used to say, when I was growing up, that things were very different.  Not only were we friendly with our neighbors, with all day play and sleep overs to boot, but if I disappeared for … Continue reading



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The True Gifts of Father’s Day

My fatherhood style runs a strange range between Robert Young of Father Knows Best and Ozzy Osbourne, bat biter, so it’s always good for me to bounce ideas off other dads… even if I get back a twisted triangulation on … Continue reading



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Frumpy No More

When I got married 10 years ago, I moved from New York City to a rural little upstate village where a livestock feed store is the main attraction. I brought with me my nearly life-long fashion sensibility and tried, in … Continue reading



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Stand and Be Recognized

It’s that time of year again. Time to recognize our mothers.  To make them breakfast in bed, buy them expensive cards, mold clay into indiscernible lumpish presents at preschool, take them to tea or brunch or dinner, to kiss them, … Continue reading



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Mums, Moms and Mothering

I’ve fallen foul of it several times. My brother, who lives in the Far East, gets it wrong every year. The confusion has resulted in quite the most incredible mother in the entire universe wondering what she’s done to deserve … Continue reading



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Having Faith as a Mother

Lately, I’ve found myself internally struggling with the same two questions:  ”Is motherhood all that I dreamed it would be?”  Yes, and then some!  “Did I ever imagine, in a million years, I would feel as blessed and as challenged … Continue reading



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This Is What Happiness Is…

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country Someone posted the above … Continue reading



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Finding Compassion in Motherhood

When I held my son in my arms for the first time, awe welled up within me as I gazed into his liquid, soulful his eyes. He returned my gaze, wailing to me just how difficult his journey had been, … Continue reading



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