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unfettered joy //

Yesterday, Roman, Marina, and I were out walking one of our usual paths. It was a perfect spring day. The air was sweet with the smell of flowers and freshly cut grass. While we were walking Roman was asking me the sweetest, most thoughtful questions, one after another. Mama, why are some tulips red and…

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the park at sunset

“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did — that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and…

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Christmas Festivities 2013

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas celebration! (And if you don’t celebrate Christmas then I hope that you simply had a wonderful day yesterday!) We started celebrating on Christmas Eve with a trip to my sister’s house to spend the evening with my family. There was good food, good drinks, and a Christmas…

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Something Extraordinary

Something extraordinary (to me) happened this morning. Roman’s changing pad has always been one of his favourite places. I know, weird, right? I kind of get it though. It’s always been such a place of smiles and routine for us. From the time that I brought him home from the hospital, I always changed his…

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Nobody Said It Was Easy

Yesterday was one of those days. Running on “next-to-no” sleep. A baby boy that wouldn’t stop crying no matter what I tried, who every time I tried to nurse him, clamped down on my nipple and pulled as hard as he could. A husband who pulled out his back last week and has been virtually…