• Planning an Ice Cream 1st Birthday Party with Basic Invite

    Dena July 5, 2022

    It’s hard to believe that my twins are about to be 1-year-old in just a few short weeks. On one hand, the last year has absolutely flown by. On the other hand, so much has happened this year that it sometimes feels like it’s lasted…

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  • Hard Seasons: Kidney Failure

    Dena June 29, 2022

    We’ve been in the midst of a hard season. Typically they come and go, but this one has been lasting awhile. The hardest thing right now is my husband’s health. He had been having issues for a long time. Then in March, things really came…

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  • Letting Go: One Story of Many

    Dena May 4, 2022

    Shortly after the twins were born, I began writing their birth story. I wanted to write it out while it was all still fresh in my mind. I got most of it written out but I could not bring myself to finish it or to…

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  • The Only Thing You Can Control

    Dena April 15, 2022

    Hello, sweet friends. I hope that this message finds you well. I received a warm response to my last post about coming back to this space again and it meant the world to me. My creative energies come & go but they are most definitely…

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  • let me tell the stories;

    Dena April 7, 2022

    Let me go back. Let me tell the stories. They will come out of me in a great heave, the way they always have. All that I have held onto, all that I have held in. Let me release it. Let me tell the stories.…

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  • Money Saving Tips for Mamas

    Dena February 14, 2022

    I’ve always considered myself a saver. Finances were a priority for me for as long as I can remember. As soon as I was old enough, I got my first job. I loved having my own money and being able to purchase the things that…

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  • An Introduction to Abusive Behavior

    Dena February 4, 2022

    Bullying does not just happen to children. Adults can be bullies too. Adult bullying behavior is also called abusive, violent, unstable, narcissistic and psychopathic, to name a few. Whatever word you use to describe it, abusive behavior is at the center of it. First let’s…

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  • Review: Sweave Eucalyptus Sheets

    Dena February 2, 2022

    Hello, sweet friends! It’s February! It’s 02.02.22 to be precise. We survived January. My goodness, to be honest, sometimes I wondered if I would. It was a really hard month for us. We all got sick, I got bullied (more about that soon), and a…

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  • The Allay Lamp

    Dena January 20, 2022

    Night wakings for feeds and diaper changes are two of the particular challenges that all mamas know very well. There is a real art to being able to navigate these needs quietly and efficiently, so as not to stimulate the baby, or in my case…

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