Category Archives: Buzzing Family

Valentine’s Day Thoughts

My classmates and I placed our pink and red tissue-covered shoe boxes on our desks and stood in line. We then walked around the room, shoving cards into each other’s boxes. Once I had circulated the room, I spent the … Continue reading

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The Practice of Thankfulness

I frequently find myself discouraged or frustrated at home. The daily chores never are done or are undone by our toddler. Muddy shoes are piled in the entrance way; pee splattered on the toilet, and dishes need to unloaded and … Continue reading

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A Very Homemade Christmas

For the past two years, my childhood Christmas ornaments have languished in our attic, rather than being displayed on a tree. The first year, I had no for a Christmas tree, because we spent each Christmas Eve at my mother’s. … Continue reading

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My Growth Chart

For two years, I have longed for some way of charting my children’s growth beyond the traditional method of scribbling on a wall or door frame. We are loathe to write on a freshly painted wall or record our children’s … Continue reading

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Welcome Ethan!

We’re thrilled to introduce you to Ethan, now 6 days old. He was born Thursday,┬áhale and handsome, weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches in length. Like his older brother, Ethan was born at home. I’m deeply indebted … Continue reading

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Entertaining the Expecting

If you listened to me move about the house recently, you would hear something like this, “Waddle, waddle, grunt, sigh.” These last weeks of pregnancy have not been my most glamorous nor my most productive. I’ve had difficulty planning meals … Continue reading

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A Labor Kit

Strangers ask me when I’m due and whether it’s a boy or girl. I sleep with three pillows – one between the legs and two under the head. I use my toes to pick up fallen objects and strive to … Continue reading

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