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Today is not my birthday

Posted on September 23, 2008

I adore Jess. She is witty, brilliant and very often bawdy. Love it. The other day she innocently started a rumor that my birthday was coming. While I understand life goes fast, I turned 35 without melancholy or fear in late July, I am not yet ready to turn 36 thankyouverymuchjess. Today is just a day, but as Jess so beautifully stated on her blog, it is the season of my motherhood. Today I shall celebrate that, revel in it even.

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Nutmeg is my favorite spice

Posted on September 23, 2008

You’ve heard the term girl crush, right? Well, I have long harbored a crush on Meg. She was the first blogger I read that wrote about demanding the most out of educators, she talked about the importance of nurturing magic at the holidays, she shared tales of life with four kids and a husband who still sends her heart racing. She is quirky and true, driven and game, honest and intelligent, but most of all she has a spirit that inspires me, as a mom, a wife, a woman and a professional. Today I am posting something she wrote that ignited something in me. I am worried, yet hopeful, and now, thanks to Meg, I am doing something so that 40 odd days from…

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Four Real

Posted on September 16, 2008

I can remember the night I went into labor. We’d been to the doctor and after an enthusiastic exam (read- forceful) a bit of liquid trickled between my legs. “Could you hand me a paper towel?” I asked Sean as I sat up. “What?” he asked looking startled. “A paper towel, I need a paper towel.” I repeated with my hand out and my knees awkwardly clamped together. “What do you mean you need a paper towel?” He said. “Something came out, a little liquid.” I whispered. “What do you mean liquid? You mean like water? Like your water broke?” He was approaching full-blown panic mode. “I have no idea. I just know that something came out. Something wet.” I was a little embarrassed…

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