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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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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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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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It’s a Wonderful Life

Hi!  Sorry its been awhile <Insert excuses and promises not to let that happen again>. Life has been busy lately with work, friends, family, and of course the quest for Muffin Wonderful in there too.  Today I faced the evidence that once again this is not the magical month that will mark the start of […]

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Poodles Wanting Babies

While my brain space used to be taken up with weight loss, teaching, calorie counting, and reality television, its now almost all consumed with the art of baby making.  No, not consumed with the fun part, a la teenage boy, but consumed with troubleshooting the unseens and unknowns of conceiving.  Over the past few months […]

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Dancing with Hope

One of my all time favorite movies is Dirty Dancing.  I loved it in high school, and I still love the theme song, “I had the time of my life”.  I always add it to every mix tape I’ve ever made, I LOVE a good karaoke rendition of it on a cruise ship, and I […]

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