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Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 23

Bloodwork – Take Three

You have to get bloodwork done at your third birthday physical. But, if you’re like me, you can let it slide. Because holding your child thru bloodwork always is awful, and if preschool doesn’t start until September, it’s easy to just postpone it. For months. But alas, preschool is pretty adamant about making sure that …

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Sep 21

Proof God Loves Me

I’m a recovering “everything happens for a reason” girl.  I used to believe that wholeheartedly, I was also a big fan of thinking that I could control what actually happened, that if I wanted something and truly focused all of my energy on it, it would happen.  I’ve been on a bit of a spiritual …

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Sep 19

Don’t Trust Your Instincts

I know – it flies in the face of conventional parenting wisdom.  You always are supposed to trust your instincts as a parent, when that little voice tells you that the fever is something serious, get it checked.  When your child answers “nothing” in an innocent tone of voice when you holler in to see …

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Sep 18

Gratitude Post

Yeah, it’s time for another stop-complaining-about-your-life-and-be-grateful-for-what-you-have-and-quit-focusing-on-whats-bugging-you post.  It’s been a rough few weeks, and I’m frazzled and frustrated and impatient all the time.  So, more of a reminder for myself than anything else – here’s a list of what I love most about my life. 1.  My husband.  We’ve been together almost eleven years, and …

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Sep 17

I’ve got a plan

That’s what Julie said to me last night.  Her plan involved me sitting in the lobby at her preschool, and then she wouldn’t cry.  She asked me over and over again, each time insisting that this was a great idea.  And because I love her, and because really, all I was going to do was …

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Sep 12

My introduction to motherhood

I miscarried my first pregnancy.  I lost twins, one at ten weeks, and one at eleven weeks.  And even though it was over a decade ago, sometimes the grief still has the power to slam into me and break my heart like it was yesterday. I had a rough morning today – nothing out of …

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Sep 11

Busy, busy, busy

Things have been an absolute whirlwind around here lately.  We’ve had the High Holidays (with Yom Kippur coming up on Friday night/Saturday) over the weekend, the first full week of school starting, Julianna starting preschool, my aunt has been staying with us, and oh yeah, I volunteered to head Sisterhood at the synagogue, as well …

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Sep 05

Rosh Hashana

(reprinted from Central MA Jewish Voice www.jewishcentralvoice.com) It’s the holiday that I can celebrate without any conflicts, without any challenges or questions.  On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I’m just as Jewish as everyone else.  As a convert with very close ties to my family, Passover and Hanukkah aren’t as simple.  I have to work …

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Sep 02

Why did I think this was a good idea????

My stomach is in knots, and I’m teetering on the edge of tears when I think about it.  Julie starts preschool tomorrow.  I know it’s illogical.  I know that this will be really, really good for my girl, and I know that I need to make sure that I don’t show any of my reservations …

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