Carpe Diem e Obliviscor

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. (Seize the Day and Forget It) At my baby shower, as is common at many baby showers, my guests wrote me cards of advice. The advice varied wildly from “be careful not to spoil the baby” to “hold him always.” (I’m both paraphrasing and exaggerating that last one but […]

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The Plan B Friend

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. Q: Ever feel like you’re failing at everything? A: Yes. It’s a superpower, really, and I’m writing a book about it. Whether it makes me a hero or a villain is up to my readers. The line between sanity and insanity is a fine one. I’m also convinced the […]

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New Socks Resolutions

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. I’ve maintained an impressive sock collection since I was a teenager. Patterned socks, themed socks, toe socks (remember those?), I had them all. I selected socks to match (or not) my outfit or my mood. When it came time to give gifts I usually added a fun pair of […]

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Some Thoughts on Winter Solstice

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. Winter solstice is a big deal in the far north. By this time of year, the days are very short and life can be very dark. We celebrate solstice because it marks the fulcrum; from now on the days which had been getting shorter and shorter will finally start […]

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In Defense of the Mom Uniform

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   I get it. I do. Stretchy pants (be they yoga pants, leggings, sweatpants, whatever) paired with a t-shirt (in any combination of oversized, stained, ratty, or otherwise), and a messy ponytail, it’s a sloppy look. I know. No one who’s wearing it thinks “I make this stained, ripped […]

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Feeling Time vs. Filling Time

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   Today I found myself all by myself with a half hour wait. The internet was spotty where I was so I was spared the default of wasting my time on facebook and instagram.¬†Usually I bring a book if I think I’ll have a few minutes to kill. Even […]

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Talking to Children About the News

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   It’s complicated. You can accuse me of sheltering my children too much, and that would be fair, but last week I finally opened up to my children the discussion had on a national scale. It wasn’t easy, and it started haltingly. Our country is deeply troubled. Our people […]

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Camp Mama: Japan

Crossposted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   Japan week was one of the first Camp Mama themes that came together in my planning sessions, so I was very excited when it finally arrived! Of course, as with every week, it didn’t go exactly according to plan. More than the others, however, it was a week […]

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