Tag Archives: everyday life

The little things giving me life right now

The longest of weeks feels like a month when the alarm sounds at 5am on Friday morning. Two weeks of life sucked away by illness and ambient worry and this week was the chance to get back to routines. But … Continue reading

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Living with four year olds….

Most of the time, four is pretty supreme. Everything about the world is almost accessible when you’re four. You can walk, you can climb and run. Nearly everything you say is intelligible to other children and most adults. No one holds … Continue reading

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Explain less, worry less

I explain myself too much. I explain myself to cover my bases, to be sympathetic and to be empathic. I explain myself even when no explanation is necessary. Sometimes, my explanations are apologies for nothing warranting regret. Explanations roll off … Continue reading

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Simple, delightful things

We have so many harried days, and we almost never pause to consider the simple little moments in a day of otherwise, unremarkable events. Today, I was thankful for these few lovely, blessed moments: A no-rush morning: Our preschool was closed today, so we … Continue reading

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being 36

Spring birthdays in New England can be unpredictable. Some years, it’s turtleneck weather, and other years, it’s sandals season. The night before my birthday, I slept well. I woke up to a sunny morning. Sandals it is. I treasure my birthday. I know that … Continue reading

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