Life Lately

In addition to the green juice for breakfast, I also made them green veggie burgers made from fava beans for dinner. Look how excited they are! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, kids! #AssholeParent

Henna tattoos at the @sagehill multicultural fair

When they want Lucky Charms for St. Patrick’s Day but you give them kale juice instead. #assholeparent☘️

Tomorrow at @wayfarercm! Hymn set followed by U2 singalong.

Get it, Kembe! #haitiansensation

Some progress ... #slowestremodelever

  • Karis’s idea of “rainy day clothing.” #socalkids

Kids eat free Tuesday . . . nothing but the best for these kids. 😂 @ikea

When you decide to trim your kid’s hair but you can’t get it even and then you accidentally wind up cutting off 4 inches but play it off like you meant it.

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Friday Finds

1. Black & Gold Geometric Mirror | Zulily
2. Geometric Flower Vases | Amazon 
3. Nellam Modern Geometric Table Vases | Amazon 
4. Isometry | Orange & Yellow Modern Geometric Triangle Pattern Rug 
5. WE Furniture | Geometric Glass Nesting Coffee Tables 
6. BuLuTu Bedding Geometric Duvet Cover Sets | Amazon 
7. Lampworks Pendant Light Geometric Metal Cage 
8. Wood Geometric Wall Art | Zulily
9. Umbra Prisma Decorative Accents, Set of 6 

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Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash

Social media can make it feel like we are comparing our real life to everyone else’s highlight reel. We talk about how to protect yourself and how self-care can also include boundaries and saying no. We interview Kelly Beall, founder of the popular lifestyle blog Design Crush, on how she found a simple ritual of self-care that helped center her each day. Listen here: Play in new window | Download
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Free stuff alert! Once again Grove Collective, an awesome online destination for all kinds of green beauty products, natural cleaning products, and green home goods, is offering a set of three full-sized, awesome-smelling products from Mrs. Meyers. Use the link below to get Mrs. Meyer's hand soap, dish soap, and multi-surface spray in your choice of lilac, mint, or peony scent, along with a super-soft kitchen towel.  Get it at this link.

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Motherhood and Loss

On Thursday's I post from the Vault. This post is from November 2007

I've just had another miscarriage. This is number 5 or 6 . . . hard to keep track. It followed the usual course: late period, positive test, but low hormone levels, followed by a quiet week of me getting my hopes up, and then bleeding, cramping, confirmation, and tears.

This is my first miscarriage since adopting Jafta. I was able to carry India to term (this latest miscarriage is just another reminder of what a miracle that was). I am still devastated, but I am finding the experience very different. First of all, it's hard to grieve with two kids running around demandng your attention all day. Previously, I would spend a week or two on the couch, moping and wallowing and shaking my fist at the sky. Now, I don't really have time to think about it. It catches me off guard, especially at bedtime, and I feel the slow, sinking feeling of dread and sadness come over me. But during the day, I am distracted by playdates and board books and all things kids.

But I also think the experience of miscarriage is very different as a parent. My arms are full now. They felt so empty before. Last night, as I lay in bed singing with my two kid, I just felt the fullness of being a mom and let that be a balm for my loss. My arms are not empty. My spirit grieves, and yet my heart is full.

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Wednesday's Child: Caleb

Every Wednesday I feature a child recently highlighted by a local Wednesday's Child newscast to share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My hope is that this can broaden exposure for the children highlighted, but also serve as a reminder that these children represent thousands of children currently in the foster-care system. Perhaps their stories will inspire you to consider opening your home to a child needing a family. For more information and to learn about other waiting children, visit AdoptUsKids.


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