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Tumbled Polished Beauty

Tumbled Polished Beauty

I spent some time walking along the waters edge today, feeling the sand squish between my toes and pull away with the tide. Connecting with the ocean, however brief it may be, always has me curling up inside like a snail in her shell, wanting to be alone and quiet. I am always scanning the…

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How to sleep with an elbow in your ear

How to sleep with an elbow in your ear

AKA: sleeping with you kid while home for the holidays. We have been home at mom’s for 5 days and I have had to develop some strategies to deal with the teeth grinding, double leg covers kick off, the infamous “star” shape in the middle of the bed, and, as demonstrated above, the horizontal shuffle.…

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Monsters don’t like pink

Monsters don’t like pink

Mina called from her dad’s today to talk about monsters. It seems that after 2 years, they have decided to come in and take up residence by her bedroom door at night. Her father is back from Turkey for a short time, so she has been spending an extended period of time there this week.…

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Life Lessons for my Little

Life Lessons for my Little

Learning how to say how you feel and explain it in a way others can understand is hard. It is a lesson Mina is learning this week. Her dad is coming back soon after about 5 weeks in Turkey and the proposed visitation schedule is not what Mina had anticipated. At first, I wanted to…

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Welcome to Wonderland

Welcome to Wonderland

“Lastly, she pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers would, in the after-time, be herself a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving heart of her childhood: and how she would gather about her other little children, and make their eyes bright and…

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