Monthly Archives: January 2011

I Need Your Touch To Get Me Through My Day

Today while taking a bath with Birdie, a great song, “Little Bit of Feel Good” by Jamie Lidell, played through the portable speaker set The Cubs Fan gave to me for Christmas. And as I was singing the chorus, Little … Continue reading

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My Heart Has Always Known You

My Beautiful Bird, Even before you began to grow inside of me, my heart already knew you. And when my arms were ready to hold you, I asked for you to come to me and fill in the puzzle space … Continue reading

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The Road to Motherhood

At 19 I was prescribed a baby. What?! Prescribed? Yes. After an invasive surgery, I was found to have endometriosis, a condition where the lining of the uterus grows in places it shouldn’t. In my case, it was on my bladder, bowels and ovaries. … Continue reading

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How to Sew Double-sided Cloth Wipes From “Upcycled” Materials

During the nesting phase of my pregnancy, I went bonkers sewing cloth wipes to go along with the cloth diapers we were planning to use. A visit to the local thrift store provided me with plenty of material to work … Continue reading

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Just Another Normal Night

Wrapped up in a feather comforter and snuggled up with the cat and husband (in that order), I sweetly pass from dream to dream in content bliss. But something in me stirs and my maternal instincts reach out from my slumber … Continue reading

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How to Sew a Fitted Pocket T-Shirt Diaper

In our humble home, t-shirts are stockpiled from years of fraternity parties, sports teams and military functions. The majority of these shirts were worn for the party, game or event and then shoved into the nether regions of the dresser … Continue reading

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The Jealous Cat (Or The Reason Why We Don’t Co-sleep)

When friends come over and meet our family for the first time, I like to joke that Elijah came before The Cubs Fan and is, therefore, my number one man. While this tends to get a chuckle or two (perhaps … Continue reading

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