Passionate About Northwest Arkansas
and the Moms Who Live Here
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Surviving Morning Sickness

To paraphrase Miranda Hobbes, “I don’t know why they call it morning sickness if it lasts all freaking day.” I believe she used stronger language than that, but Miranda, I TOTALLY feel you.  With my first baby, I had “morning sickness” at night, from 6-8 pm, for 2 weeks. I actually got sick once. The […]

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Dear Full-Time Working Mom…

Dear Full-Time Working Mom, I see you there.  You are the one arriving to work 30 seconds before you’d be considered late.  You’ve already done half a days work and it’s not even 8:00 am yet.  The kids have been dressed, fed breakfast, and dropped off at various different stops on your way to the […]

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A Letter to My Third Born

To my dear third born, At 34 weeks gestation, your little life so far has been nothing short of a miracle. As I type this you’re jumping around in my tummy from the coffee and donuts I ate on the way to take your brother to school. You seem to really like sweets, a boy […]

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Confessions of a Second Time Mom

We recently welcomed baby #2 to the family, and he’s been a wonderful addition, but it’s definitely been exhausting and challenging in a whole new way. We have a two-year-old who is rocking big brother status, and as I write this (with one hand while nursing a baby) little brother is two months old. Now […]

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What Is That Smell?

What’s that smell? No, seriously where is it coming from?  Potty training is not my forte. But, somehow I got there, four boys done and dusted, twins and all.  But I digress, this post is less about potty training and more about that smell.   Boy moms, you know what I am talking about. The smell in the […]

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The Grace Year

October 9, 2016 Dear Journal, It is finally quiet. The twins are napping and though there’s about 63 higher priority items I need to be completing in my race against the clock before the twins are off and running again, I simply choose to sit. Because, I’m tired. As my husband sits in the hospital […]

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