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It was early on a Sunday morning. Eight women had gathered from all over the city of Rochester to scrapbook and swim. One woman arrived in her red SUV. Another came in carrying a yo-yo. The women danced as they greeted one another. They charged as they ate muffins and drank lemonade. The women heard barking and knew that it […]

One Word for 2014

The last day of 2013 is upon us and I find myself strangely relieved. While this year has been incredible in so many ways, it has also been full of heartache. This year will forever be marked by the welcoming of our baby girl into our family and by the final goodbye that I said to my Daddy. “From life’s […]

What If I’m Not Supposed to be Amazing?

Remember the┬ásearch for beauty┬átrip that my kids and I took this weekend? This was one of the pictures that I took on that trip. It is a picture of the Erie Canal, taken from a single lane steel bridge. I made sure no one was coming, put my window down and snapped the picture without looking (my eyes were on […]

One Size Does Not Fit All

Ethan came downstairs in his gray pants with the orange stripes today. And I didn’t have the heart to tell him that his pants are a little too short. They are his favorite. Then Gibson came down in a pair of brown pants and was tripping over them. They are just a little bit too long. As I looked at […]

Can We Please Take It Up a Notch?!!

I have read several blog posts/articles lately asking fellow moms to take it down a notch. Pinterest and Instagram and Facebook give us constant access to amazing pictures of boundless creativity. And there is a pressure to “keep up” with these perceived expectations. Many moms are left feeling “less than”. May I offer a different perspective? Rather than taking it […]