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Growing often and loving freely: Lessons from motherhood

A couple nights ago, when I was rocking Coven to bed, I noticed that he was clinging to me tighter than he ever has before. It was as if I could feel every part of his body pressing against me. For a busy 1 year old that never stops moving, this is new for him…

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Cove turns one: Remembering the day our boy joined us earth side

Tomorrow is Coven's 1st Birthday. I've been in denial and really emotional about it. With the idea that Coven might be our last, my heart has been heavy thinking about all of the "firsts" and that they might also be the "lasts". I've been busy prepping for his party tomorrow. The combination of having no…

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Doubt – a Friend to Faith: A Journey of Faith Deconstruction

I love this definition of the process of deconstruction: (Deconstruction is)...an academic term for the systematic pulling apart of the belief system you were raised in. It’s what happens when the questions you’ve pushed down your whole life finally bubble over the surface, and you’re forced to stare honestly at your doubts. The infallibility of…

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New holiday cards by Chatbooks

We have been ordering Chatbooks for a few years now. We are in love with their Ongoing Photobook Series , which allows you to connect your Instagram account and they automatically print you a photo book every time you add 60 photos to your social feed! We love it because then we don't have to worry…

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In the Know: Lactation Bars that Actually Work (and taste good too!)

When Holden was a baby, I had plans to nurse him for at at least 18 months. I figured I'd have no problem, since after he was born, I was a milk machine. I was pumping like I was going back to work (except I'm a WAHM - so I didn't need to be pumping…