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I want flowers in vases all over my house, but I forget to buy them.
I am afraid people will think I am foolish for wasting my money on something that doesn’t last.
I want to knit, but I forget to buy yarn, or I don’t know what to knit.
I am afraid that what I knit won’t [...]

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Groundhog Day

I’ve been reading a few blogs by ADHDers lately, and I’ve seen a recurring theme about how living with ADHD is like the movie Groundhog Day. Remember that one? Where Bill Murray keeps on reliving the same day over and over again? It’s a very accurate comparison.
Every night I go to bed swearing that the [...]

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Resurfacing

Resurfacing is an appropriate title for this post. I’m resurfacing on this blog, but I also feel like I’m finally starting to surface from the dark waters I’ve been drowning in for the past eighteen months.
It’s been a long year and a half.
The eighteen months or so since I last wrote here have been marked [...]

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Learning to be present

It’s lunch time and I’m eating a sandwich with Monkey Boy.
He is telling me all about an animal called an I-bird. I-birds don’t fly, they live in caves and i-runs, and they eat salami and cheese and treats. Some of his story is borrowed from an episode of Backyardigans, but most [...]

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Notes from the first five days

I’m in the process of writing up the birth story. It was a successful VBAC, but not exactly idyllic (still so glad I did it, though). Hopefully I’ll get that done in the next day or so. In the meantime, some notes from the first five days.
On my baby girl (possibly to [...]

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No baby yet (thank goodness!)

Well, it’s that time again. Time to sum up the last two months in which I haven’t blogged.
So how are things going here? Chaotic is putting it mildly. Stressful is another good way of putting it. I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant, we’re renovating our basement (which has to be finished by [...]

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Why I love midwives

There are many reasons to love midwives: the length of the appointments, the emphasis on client choices, and the after care, just to name a few.
But the number one reason I love midwives is because when we were at our appointment on Friday* and Monkey Boy asked, just before we left, if she could “check [...]

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Just like mommy

So Monkey Boy is pregnant.
With a jaguar.
Specifically, the jaguar from Go Diego Go, which we have never actually seen so I’m uncertain on the correct name.
It all started when we went to my aunt’s for dinner last week. She had bought Monkey Boy a Diego puzzle, which came with some temporary tattoos, and she [...]

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Two steps back

It’s amazing how quickly a feeling of accomplishment can evaporate.
Last night I had my first emotional meltdown in almost four weeks. It wasn’t as bad as some of my previous ones – there were no tears involved at least – but I still wound up shouting at C for about half an hour because [...]

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This morning (well, actually last night) I finally got back in the saddle with my breadmaking. I haven’t been able to motivate myself to bake for weeks, so we’ve been buying bread. And expensive bread at that, because I refuse to buy the bagged crap. So I really needed to start baking [...]

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