Tag Archives: Children

I am NOT pregnant / Three choices when your imperfections are called out

“Will this be number three?” “Congratulations!” “How far along are you?” Three joyful comments I have received in the last three weeks from sweet, ignorant passersby. This is what a postpartum body can look like, folks! There are lots of … Continue reading

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Just Like You

My grandfather told my mom occasionally when she was a little girl, “Trina, one day I hope you have a child just like you.” She always took that as a sign she was his favorite and he wanted more kids like her… Until she had me. Continue reading

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Advent Doors / He came so he could say

“Christmas is getting CLOSER!” my growing boy exclaims excitedly, gesturing his huge tiny hands to display a decreasing measure. We press open another paper door on his numbered nativity picture calendar. “Baby, do you know what Advent means?” I know … Continue reading

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The Life of Jesus Starring Charlie (2015)

Jesus never sinned. Not even as a three year old. This is difficult for me to imagine. Have you ever seen a film where a character’s mind and body are being controlled by some other force? A magic spell, a … Continue reading

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Thank God it’s One O’clock

Thank God it’s one o’clock. Today was supposed to be wonderful. It was supposed to be just like I imagined. It was supposed to be Mommy’s special day with Charlie before my maternity leave ends in a few days. Charlie … Continue reading

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The Parent Screw Up

I believe most parents do their best. Really. They want their kids to be happy and successful and to turn out ok. They love their kids. Most parents really do. And most parents screw it up royally. Like me. Our … Continue reading

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Up Me, Mommy! / Seven Words of Praise

If you’ve been around little kids at all, you know their neediness can be both heartwarming and overwhelming. But even in the trying moments when you just want to continue the task at hand, it’s hard to refuse the sweet face … Continue reading

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