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Diapers, Poop, and our need for Confession

Diapers, Poop, and our need for Confession

My kid loves a clean, dry diaper. He is miserable in a wet one. He is utterly undone by a poopy one. But clean him up and peace fills his world again. I know what that feels like. The discomfort of my own soil. Every […]

When You Are Swerved Into

When You Are Swerved Into

He’s not horribly sick anymore.  Now he’s just somewhat sick.  His desire to run and jump and wrestle and conquer the world is firing up again.  He’s done with being sick.  He thinks he’s all better.  And he’s chaffing at the way I’m treating him.  […]

Let It Heal

Let It Heal

Her little fingers scratched while she slept.  And this morning it was there again: fresh blood flowing from her head.  A months-old wound reopened.  A lone chicken pox scab that won’t go away. It won’t go away because she won’t let it.  She won’t let […]

I Hiding

I Hiding

This morning he raced into the kitchen screaming. “I hiding!” He announced as he collapsed on my feet and wrapped around my ankle. This is his new favorite “hiding” place: me. It makes me smile. I love that he comes to me to hide. I hope […]

Manual Transmission Epiphany

Manual Transmission Epiphany

The kids slept soundly as we chugged into the city.  I say “chugged” because our new-to-us car has a few character distinctives.  A few quirks, rattles and clunks.  My least favorite is its very touchy clutch that tricks me into stalling on slowdowns.  BUT I shan’t […]

Failed and Loved

Failed and Loved

I had plans for today.  There is so much to do this week.  It’s our first Christmas at home as a family.  We are usually with my in-laws but this year they are coming to us.  It’s my first opportunity to create the Christmas of […]

Remember: Something Against You

Remember: Something Against You

I tend to believe that I have offended most people. Part of it is because I know that, as a verbal processor and a “blunt” Australian, I can say things in a non-refined and culturally inappropriate way. And part of it is because, in the […]

Goofy Foot Revelations

Goofy Foot Revelations

I learned to snowboard during the huge December snowfall of 1998.  The day I first strapped on a board, there was over two feet of new snow on the slopes and it kept falling hard all day. Not only my first day snowboarding, it was my first snow […]

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