Category Archives: life as we know it

  June, month that brings the heat, month that throws the curveballs. Summer is here. It has been here for a while but now it’s official according to the calendar. The Magnolia has mono now so that is fun—two girls missing out on the fun that is summer. Given the swollen tonsils and sore throats, […]

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  “It’s hard for me to talk about love,’ she said. ‘I think movies are the way I do that.” ― Anna North, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark   The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is an exquisite and unusual story of legacy, love, and emotional scars. The book revolves around Sophie […]

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  I’m sitting here on the sofa, nursing the Camellia who smells like Weleda baby Calendula bath goodness, watching the sun set on the yellow cottage across the street—a favorite late evening activity because the house and the trees surrounding it are positively ablaze with light and color—I can hear the Mister outside on a […]

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This morning I posted this photo Instagram with this caption: Friday morning. Texts with friends. An Irish mammy working the drive thru window at Starbucks. Decided to buy beignets for the kids’ breakfast because it’s Friday & the sweetness will soften the news that this house is getting cleaned today. I think I’m winning at […]

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We made it through yet another winter unscathed but the last two weeks have been rough. Sniffling children. Coughing children. Sniffling, coughing husband. One kid with a UTI, another with thrush. Broken eye glasses, broken toe. My pediatrician who usually only sees us at church had the pleasure of seeing three of the six kids […]

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