Monthly Archives: October 2009

I Love My Mommies

I recently spent time with some Seattle mommies and really had my eyes opened about how the other half lives. My first observation, and yes this is shallow, they are all so thin. And they wear makeup. And…they do their hair. … Continue reading

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Morning Rush

So maybe it’s the stories taking over my brain. The blog posts, plotting for my novel, and giving up coffee for the two days I decided to try and get my milk production back up. I have been a little … Continue reading

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Express Check

So is this a gender bias or motherly instincts? I am positive this is an issue of my motherly instincts being raised like a four alarm fire but for the sake of argument, I will pose the question. Women are … Continue reading

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On the Lawsuit Question or Did I Ask For it?

Allow me to indulge a bit of self pity here, then I will move on to more positive things. I hate this side of me when I get going on this Straight stuff but maybe it just has to come … Continue reading

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ChChChChanges

So I miss my kids. A great thing at first, I haven’t felt this since I was at work the last time, several years ago. I didn’t think this much work, especially unpaid, my office is down in the basement … Continue reading

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Birthdays and other Days

October is black flannel shirt month for me. I took an old shirt of moms from her closet while I was rushing out into the chilly Montana night three years ago. I still have it and every so often get … Continue reading

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Cutting the cord for mommy

My breasts are big for the first time in months. I will have to pump all this milk out since I drank wine last night. The plan was to give it up, she is now one year old, and even has … Continue reading

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Still Running

Still going, logging a hefty twenty two minutes this evening.I made it out today in spite of monthly physical challenges, and my mind utterly occupied elsewhere. All my life I have had a hard time focusing on more than one thing. I … Continue reading

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Why I Gave Up Writing

    Wow, I’m nervous.         My first blog post.     I feel all weak in the arms and hands like right before a run, or before I got up in front of all those good people at Stone Soup and read  “Expenses”. Bear with me, … Continue reading

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Why I Began Writing Again-In Earnest

   On  August 5, 2009 my mommy group hosted author Janna Cawrse Esarey who talked to us about her memoir “The Motion of the Ocean”.     I knew Janna from a short lived local writing group for mothers. I had only met her … Continue reading

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