I don't cry over yesterday

There is a part of me that feels slightly guilty as a mother. Guilty because I don’t mourn for the loss of yesterday, the passing of today, and the coming of tomorrow. Oh, I reminisce and sigh contentedly with my sweet memories of yesterday, but I am not sad. I will not mourn my children’s growth....more

Puzzle Pieces

 I have been picking up a lot of puzzle pieces lately (as I mentioned briefly in my last post). Sitting at the kitchen table across from a 3-year-old with more enthusiasm for puzzle-making than Michelangelo probably had for the Sistine Chapel, I have had a lot of time for quiet reflection (quiet when Benji & Nadia are napping of course) ....more

Motherhood: Little Eyes and Ears Upon You

 Little Eyes Upon You There are little eyes upon youand they're watching night and day.There are little ears that quicklytake in every word you say.There are little hands all eagerto do anything you do;And a little girl who's dreaming...more

My true breastfeeding story

Being a survivor of getting pregnant, morning sickness, evolving into a whale, contractions, labor ...more


Is this real? Is this precious baby really here? Alive?I stare at my baby through the clear plastic wall that contains him, feeling a similar plastic wall around my heart. My mind knows he is mine. Logically, I know he is here. He is safe. But my heart—my heart is not yet so trusting....more

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk in new study

If you're pregnant and have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), you baby's risk of autism is increased.That's what a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) has found. The study, which analyzed the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in 322,323 children born between 1995 and 2009. They tracked the children from from when they were born until  (for the 3,388 who had ASD) they were diagnosed with ASD. They found that of the 3,388 kids who developed ASD:- 115 kids were exposed to pre-existing type 2 diabetes...more

Moments Frozen in Time

To my spirited girl, with peanut butter all over your face, your hair pulled up in a messy ponytail, and dirty hands from playing out in the garden...I'm going to freeze this image of you indefinitely....more


The moment I hear her weight spoken, I panic. Two ounces less. Two ounces too few. Two  ounces.How does a baby lose weight after eating? How is my body not making enough milk? I fed her for hours, for days. Every two hours, around the clock, like I was supposed to. When was the last time I slept? Am I eating enough? Drinking enough water? I must be doing something wrong, because this isn’t supposed to happen this way!...more

Love Measured 3 Kids Deep

I can't believe it. It is the middle of the afternoon and all THREE kids are probably sleeping. At the same time....more
Liesl Garner Thank you for the encouragement!more