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On Babies, Body Image, and Me (Part 1)

When my first child was a newborn, I kissed her a thousand times an hour and breathed in the intoxicating smell of her head.  I was head over heels in love and told her so.   I babbled at her morning … Continue reading

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Nicole’s Prescription

this poem was written in the summer of 2006 when Nicole was 12–I wrote it from my memory of an overheard conversation between my daughter and an older lady in our church community who was struggling with serious illness at … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites: having my daughters live close to home

My husband and I are recently Empty Nesters.  We haven’t really gotten into the swing of it yet.  Many parents have to go cold turkey—they take their offspring to the airport, train station, or campus, then there’s a hug and … Continue reading

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