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It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote a blog post here. It’s funny; you can go nearly two and a half years doing something almost every day, essentially writing in your sleep. Then, you let a little time elapse and all of a sudden you feel like you have to start over from Square […]

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Good New Home

As with most things parenting, B and I were flying by the seat of our pants when it came to prepping C for the move we made last week to Memphis. She’s at an age now where she understands so much more of what is going on than we give her credit for, and it’s […]

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Tipsy Lit Presents Parenting Week

Originally posted on TIPSY LIT:
Sometimes, it’s hard for writers to agree on a one-size-fits-all set of rules that we all should follow in order to get to the really good stuff. You know: the stuff that flows and is brilliant and has heart but is also smart and innovative and just makes your readers…

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Variations on the Theme of Love

“There’s nothing new under the sun”. I remember my mom saying this often when we were growing up. And really, it’s true, and I’m not just saying that because as a mother myself I am legally obligated to maintain the illusion that everything that comes out of the maternal collective’s mouth is platinum. The more I grow and experience, […]

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This Is Not Goodbye.

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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A Benevolent Guide to Your Toddler’s World

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…

More Than the Sum

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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How I Know the Apple Didn’t Fall Too Far From the Tree

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

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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

Remember the Time…It Was Your Birthday?

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 […]

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