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My Redeemer Lives

Today I heard some sad news. A woman who was a fitness class teacher at the Natatorium passed away after a battle with leukemia. I didn’t know her well, but just from taking her classes I could tell she was … Continue reading
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The Big Two

Two years ago I was in labor with my little Simon. How quickly two years passes, and how much changed in that time! When I remember my life before Simon it seems kind of…selfish, although admittedly fun. But then, having … Continue reading
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It’s a Girl!

From a month or two into this pregnancy, Neil was convinced the baby was a girl. I didn’t have a strong feeling about it, and to everyone who asked “what I wanted” I could honestly say I didn’t know or … Continue reading
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Baby & Beta

It’s been way too long since I blogged. So to catch up… The day we left for our annual Florida camping trip, I found out I’m pregnant. Naturally I was nervous at first but next week is my ultrasound and … Continue reading
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My Baby is a Biohazard

Why did no one tell me that the hardest part of parenting (so far) is flu season? Maybe I should’ve remembered my mother’s many days taking care of an ever-rotating sick roll of five children. But I didn’t. Just before … Continue reading

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Nightmare

I had a dream that I had to leave the fellowship I love and go back to traditional church every week. In the dream I was trying to find some way around it because I knew I couldn’t go back … Continue reading
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2012 in Retrospect

My annual year-in-review blog comes a few weeks late due to log in problems. 2012 was a year of change in many ways. Last January, Neil and our best couple friends left the high school group we’d been leading and … Continue reading
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Heart of Darkness

I’ve been looking for something for a long time, something dark and dangerous. After ten years, I finally found it. Actually my mom found it [insert panic attack]. It’s my box of journals and other writings. She claims she didn’t … Continue reading
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Vacation, Moceanu, & More

Two months ago I made a goal to blog at least once a month. Clearly I have not been meeting this goal. I could offer many excuses such as computer problems, I have a 1-year-old, and the always-applicable “things have … Continue reading
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My Favorite Year

“How is Simon’s mom?” one of the ladies in my cardio hip hop class asked one morning when Simon was two months old. “That’s your new name–you’re Simon’s mom now.” Motherhood is even more than a new name–it’s a new … Continue reading
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Why I Went Natural

Don’t worry, it was for selfish reasons. Is it just me or is natural childbirth making a comeback? Maybe I just wasn’t in the loop before I got pregnant but when I read the statistics on how many people go … Continue reading
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Quarantine

Last Friday night, a few friends and I were hanging out when one of their babies woke up crying. His mom thought he was getting a tooth, until she saw the rash around his mouth. She knew within a few … Continue reading
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Knock Out

The first rose bloomed today. Psychologists say scent is the sense most strongly linked to memory. Which is why you shouldn’t plant a rose bush while awaiting bad news. Memorial Day weekend: two year anniversary but sometimes it feels like … Continue reading
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The Meaning of Sacrifice

So I’ve arranged the babysitter, pumped the milk, dragged the gear, set up the port-a-crib, mentally prepared for a rough night if the baby doesn’t like being shuffled around, and made it to home church, and only ten minutes late! … Continue reading
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