The Haircut.

Friday was one of those days. Naomi had a bad night, waking multiple times for multiple reasons and I was tired. As she fussy nursed that morning I saw the day stretched out ahead of me and started a whiny internal monologue, a very dissatisfied costumer of life in general. This unproductive thought track led […]

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The Physics of Motherhood: Inertia

Newton’s first law says that objects at rest or those in motion stay that way, unless an outside force acts on it. As I settle into my new job as Stay at Home Mom, I realize that the physics concepts I loved to teach my high school students apply to me in my daily life […]

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For the Love of Sleep

I’ve always loved sleep. As a teenager my mean girl friends used to tease me for becoming a grouchy tired “pumpkin” at 10 pm on a Friday night. As an adult, I’ve had to try hard at discipline with exercise, eating well, and keeping the house clean, but not sleep. It’s been a consistent priority […]

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This Wasn’t Supposed to be an Infertility Blog

Its crazy that I didn’t write a single word on this thing for the whole year of 2013.  Not that it was a bad year at all.  Some highlights: —An amazing trip to Israel! —A few trips to see Mr. Winslow and Sissy —Rocking out at my career as super science teacher A good year […]

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Twenty Years in the Rearview Mirror

Twenty years ago Two women, two girls, and one inbetween in a house, knee deep in grief.  We’d lost our hero.  One guy likes my mom, “Do we want to see the rose parade floats?” Sixteen years ago Two people in love stand in a gazebo, a new family of seven is born.  Three teen […]

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Discovering Daughterhood

Almost exactly four years ago, I was preparing to marry the love of my life.  There were final dress fittings and cake tastings, followed by boot camp workouts and lots of check writing.  Liberally sprinkled into the excitement were feelings of nervousness and even dread.  My relationship with my dad was near its worst and […]

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Living the Rom Com Dream

“What genre of movie would represent your life?” This was an opening question in our church community group last Thursday night.  As I sat in a straight backed kitchen chair, exhausted by a full day at work, in a living room full of people I still barely know, I only half listened  as other members […]

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Falling Into Wellness

I’m back!  The summer months flew by in a haze of heat, full weekends, and the chaos of needy summer school students.  Finally, routines are set and I’m feeling a little more settled.  The crushing heat of summer will soon (hopefully) disappear and my favorite season of falling leaves and tall boots is almost here. […]

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A Crazy Little Thing Called “Self Care”

Last week, Mr. Wonderful and I were on stay-cation.  We soaked up the sun in Santa Barbara, indulged in delicious fresh crab alfresco on the pier at sunset, and even attended a midday Angels game.  It was a great time of rest, recharging, and perspective for me.  Up until vacation I had run myself ragged […]

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The Drama of Disappointment

Warning:  This post may be a downer. Today I got the bad news that I didn’t pass the Science teacher test that I took last month.  I have to admit, I had my hopes way up about it and after another baby-less month, I was really hoping that passing the test would put some wind […]

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