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They come to me when I’m in the middle of packing for our camping trip. Close-cropped brown hair and bobbed sandy brown above chocolate eyes and gray-brown galaxy eyes. Wide chocolate eyes and sparkling galaxy eyes above radiant smiles. “Want to take a walk Mama? Want to go to the…

Nights Belong to Mamas

Nighttime belongs to mamas. Those quiet, dark hours of solitude become familiar to us, from the first hours after a baby is laid in our arms, but not limited to those early days. Each new season of motherhood is welcomed by the chime of a night-time clock. We grow accustomed…

2021 Reading Challenge: February Update

Did February fly by or what?! I cannot believe we’re starting into March already. The end of this month marks the first quarter of the year, and I’m very motivated to see good progress on my reading challenge. This year, the biggest change I’ve made in how I’m making sure…

Brushing Off The Dust

Hello there, reader. It has been a while. I’ve been nursing the idea of coming back to regular blog posts, and trying to imagine a way to do it gracefully. In the end, there’s nothing for it but to sit down and start writing. It’s the only way to push…

2020 Reading Challenge – July and August

August was a month for the history books. Writing them, not reading them. We started school, traveled out of state for a wedding, and spent several days in the hospital finding out that our youngest child, Sieg, has Type 1 Diabetes. The last four weeks have been a legitimate blur.…

2020 Reading Challenge: June Recap

This summer is just flying by! I’m pretty sure I’m going to blink, and July will be over and we’ll be starting school again. I admit, I thought I was going to accomplish a lot more blogging and writing over the summer than I actually have, but this is just…

2020 Reading Goals: April Recap

I think this is the latest I’ve done one of my reading updates, but this month has been crazy already! We’re almost done with school though, so I’m hoping I’ll get to be back to some regular posting through the summer. April was an okay reading month for me. I…