This is not goodbye. notthehardestpart.com

So, this is kind of weird and definitely awesome: I’m going back to work.  Full time. In a building with other people who aren’t toddlers. And I’m going to be writing. I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’ll be working for a nonprofit in Memphis (which you may remember is my hometown and a place I have […]

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Originally posted on My Muted Voice:
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to have Emily guest posting here today! She writes over on her blog, The Waiting, and is also managing editor for the ever-growing Tipsy Lit community. She is someone whose writing inspires me both personally and professionally. If…

Originally posted on The Waiting:
I am thinking a lot about my brother lately. He is more than the sum of his parts, although the sum of his parts do yield a pretty impressive human. See thus: 1. He is an Eagle Scout. He started scouting as a kindergartener and he went the entire way.…

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Do you ever have those moments when you look at your family and are all, Who ARE you people? Throughout our marriage, there have been occasional times when my husband will do something so outlandish that I have to perform a quick time-lapsed review of everything I know about him thus far and decide if […]

Happy Birthday Cee

Dear Cee, Two years ago, I carried you around everywhere I went. This wasn’t because I was doing a dry-run in attachment parenting – I didn’t even know what that was at that point in my life – but because you lived in me. When you were in my belly, still a part of me, […]

Remember the Time Blog Hop: Birthday Edition

I find myself in strange but familiar territory lately. As usual, I am putting it on the kid (doesn’t that sound better than blaming it on the kid?). Her birthday is next week and all of a sudden the Pinteresty beast has been awakened in my belly. Even though I wouldn’t label myself a Type A mom, I do […]

I Gave Birth In a Car

Over the holidays, I was scrolling through all the Christmas greetings in my Facebook feed when I stumbled across my friend Anna’s status update. It was the kind that you start reading and by the time you’re done, you have to pick your jaw up off the table and give it a reread just to […]

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Originally posted on Kidz Showz:
In the wake of the Boston bombings, this Mr. Rogers meme made its way around the Intertron: This made me happy for two reasons. One, Mr. Rogers was basically the mascot of my entire childhood and nostalgia is my kryptonite. All you have to do is show me a clip…

Cee the Artiste

What goes on in your kids’ playroom when you’re not looking? The good folks at Dropcam - a state-of-the-art video baby monitor – posed this question to me for their Tales From the Playroom series and I summoned up the courage to answer it. Such a sobering moment when you realize that the last thing on […]

Pilgrims travel to the shrine of the archbishop Thomas à Becket in the cathedral of Canterbury, England. Source

Ten or twelve years ago, if you really needed to find me but I wasn’t answering my phone, you would have looked for me in the library. College was one of the happiest times in my life because it was my job as a student to amass knowledge. What’s funny is that sometimes I feel […]

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