The Many Faces of Motherhood

The Many Faces of Motherhood

You're scrolling, scrolling, scrolling through your Instagram feed and I know what you see: beautiful photos of beautiful families. They're running through fields of grass, laughing, holding hands. And your eyes search her out: the mother. She's beautiful and etherial. She's probably wearing a flower crown and her long prairie dress is blowing in the [...]

Just a Minute

Just a Minute

When the twins were very little- I used to wonder- Will the role of “big brother” be split between them? Or will one take on that title?   They both possess qualities of an oldest child, And they take different opportunities to put those into practice.   Sometimes they lead and sometimes they follow. Sometimes [...]

How’s that for a holly-jolly moment?

How’s that for a holly-jolly moment?

As is shown on social media, holiday movie favorites, Christmas songs and advertisements everywhere, the Christmas season is supposed to be filled with "children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile." And when we and our children aren't smiling and laughing, there can be some real "mom guilt" there. We can feel like we've somehow failed when every moment isn't merry and bright.

Where is Mommy’s Bellybutton?

Where is Mommy’s Bellybutton?

If you ask, “John, where is your bellybutton?” he’ll lift his little shirt up and point to his bellybutton.    Lately, he’s become interested in finding other people’s bellybuttons. If you’re sitting on the ground, he’ll likely saunter over, lift your shirt, and give your bellybutton a little poke. Aunts, grandparents and friends that have [...]