Not Zero to Sixty, More Like From Zero to Thirty

I’m at the end of NaBloPoMo: blogging every day for the month of November. The last time I attempted this challenge, I learned about myself as a person, a mother, and a writer. That was November 2011. I thought I was done having children. I had mourned for the child I felt I’d never have…

The Creative Spark Inside Mothers

Welcome to Week Two of the month-long Carnival of Creative Mothers to celebrate the launch of The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood by Lucy H. Pearce.  Today’s topic is Creative Heroines. Do read to the end of this post for a full list of carnival participants.  Join the Carnival and be in with a chance to win a…

I Will Sleep When I Am Dead

This post is part of the first Humor in Parenting (and Breastfeeding!) Blog Carnival inspired by the anthology Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures in Breastfeeding, a collection edited by Rachel Epp Buller and published by Demeter Press in August 2013. The anthology looks at the lighter side of nursing. All of its contributors found something…

Gratitude for Those Whom We See Only Briefly

I was recently reading yet another one of those articles judging a parent based on a short period of observation. I certainly don’t feel influenced by a parent feeding their kids fast food while surfing their cell phone across the parking lot. But, the authors of those articles seem to be.   However, I have…

A Mothers Day Surprise

Yesterday, we had our only planned ultrasound. I wasn’t sure until a little over a week ago that I wanted an ultrasound, but I plan one if I’m feeling concerned (which is something I think every mother with a loss feels, until that baby is in arms.) In this case, I had a worrying few…

Wanted Dead or Alive: One Jolly Old Elf

Part 7 in my Series on Giving and Forgiving You can also read Part 1: Deck the Halls with PsychoAnal Gifts, Part 2: The Spirit of Giving and Forgiving, Part 3: Balancing the Four Rooms, Part 4: The Candy Cane Crux, and Part 5: Why I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus, and Part 6: A…