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Lordy, Lordy, Mama Turned 40!

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This past Thursday, July 3, I turned 40. I’ve tried to look at the passing of another decade in a positive light, despite the fact that part of me wishes I could stop time and stay young forever. But I can’t so the next best thing is to celebrate the life I’ve lived and hope to live at least another forty years.

My thirties were important years. I had every one of my three children between the ages of 31 and 37 years. My thirties were also incredibly hard as I often struggled with trying not to lose my own identity and yet not having a second to spare to be anything but “Mommy.” It’s been amazing and back-breaking at the same time–like the saying about parenthood, “The hardest job you’ll ever love.”

My husband asked if I wanted a party to celebrate my birthday and my response was “Heck, … Read More

Memories of Mischief

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One of the things I love about being a parent is how it brings back memories of my own childhood. It’s a chance to see the world once again through new eyes. Simple things like Lauren’s first pony ride at the pumpkin patch, Kate fishing for the first time with Grandpa or Cooper turning over a rock and finding a beetle are exciting and new again. When my children are naughty, bickering or otherwise causing trouble, I find myself sheepishly remembering certain instances from my youth in which I behaved the same (or worse) and a voice in my head pipes up “Karma!”

I was not an easy child and my mother has made sure that I’ve not forgotten this. She has told me plenty of stories that have kept me humble. These tales also help to put my own parenting struggles in perspective. For instance, when my children are … Read More

Tradition! Tradition! (Family traditions that is)

Family Traditions. Thirsties Blog. Bert AndersonIt started the first weekend after we returned from our honeymoon: Sunday Night Breakfast (or SNB for short). As a child I always loved it when my mother made us breakfast for dinner. So one day, during our honeymoon, I announced to my husband that we would be starting a Sunday night tradition. That’s how Sunday Night Breakfast began.

Now, I think before we had children I only did SNB once every few years and then this past spring I decided to reinstate Sunday Night Breakfast. I love it, the kids love it and it’s so easy. Sometimes I venture out of our normal pancakes or waffles with scrambled eggs and get fancy. Once I made cheesy cauliflower basil pancakes that were supposed to be waffles. They kept sticking to the waffle iron and made a huge mess so I decided to ditch the recipe.

That’s our Sunday night tradition, … Read More

Breaking Free from Isolation

Depression. Miscarriage. Infertility. These are three words that carry a huge stigma in our mommy culture today. Three unfortunate experiences that make women everywhere either hide their face in shame or keep quiet so that no one will question what they did to cause this. It may sound really abrasive to you but think about it: If you’ve ever experienced any of these did you go and shout it off of the roof tops for the world to know? My guess is that you probably didn’t and if you did, well, my hand goes out to you for you are braver than I have been.Depression.Thirsties.51913

I know, I know; you’re probably wondering why on Earth I’m thinking about this. Well, it was all prompted by my friend’s Facebook status on Mother’s Day. My friend, Daphne, posted this on her Facebook profile, “It’s a bittersweet Mother’s Day today. Grateful for … Read More

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