Monthly Archives: June 2007

Life by the numbers

This week’s “A Little More” post at ParentDish is about the numbers 91, 33, 28, 21, 12, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. It’s also about secondary infertility and the unexpected gift of my twin pregnancy.

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Growing food and kids

Last night, Carter pulled the first radishes from the garden (which is really just two raised beds). We had the radishes in a dinner salad and Carter said they were the most delicious radishes ever. I remember when he was … Continue reading

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Now, 4

The twins had their birthday this month. I can say “this month” and mean it because it took me a month to get everything together (enough) for their little party. This is what we didn’t have: a bouncy house, a … Continue reading

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A life, lived

My children have brought me laughter, and tears, and hugs, and tugs, and joy, and sometimes fear, mostly the fear of loss, which I’m thinking about in “A Little More” at ParentDish. The feature is running a day early this … Continue reading

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Special needs fathers

This month at Special Needs Mama, Vicki Forman writes about her husband, Cliff, and the joy and purity of Cliff’s relationship with Evan. And Rob Rummel-Hudson writes about special needs fathers at Schuyler’s Monster. His perspective includes a look at … Continue reading

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For fishermen, on Father’s Day

This week I’m thinking about fathers. I write about fishing, storytelling and family tradition in “A Little More” at ParentDish.

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If I lived in Utah,

I know what I’d be doing Friday, June 29. I’d be here: But since that’s not an option, I’ll probably be home, eating Costco pizza (Friday night is pizza night) and in honor of Parker, I’ll play a little song … Continue reading

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One word

Niksmom from Maternal Instincts…Flying by the Seat of my Pants tagged me, now I’m it. I need to answer the following questions with just one word: 1. Where is your cell phone? nope 2. Relationship? love 3. Your hair? long … Continue reading

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The reading was, well, what can I say…

This is what a person should do, and have, at a reading: bring a bottle of water, and maybe some aspirin, and a box of kleenex. Remember to introduce yourself, then speak clearly and loudly. Read slowly. Don’t cry. When … Continue reading

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Today’s Salt Lake Tribune

has a feature story about prenatal testing; the article includes a sidebar interview with the editor of Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives, Kathryn Lynard Soper. Also, there’s a link to my essay in … Continue reading

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Singing to my children

There’s a song in my heart these days. I write about it in “A Little More” at ParentDish.

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Thought for the day

Tom sent me this, from an email newsletter that goes out to firefighters in Montana: Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly……. Leave the rest … Continue reading

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Mamasource, an online community for parents

(Or, I could have titled this post, “More Amazing Things from the Internet”) Many years ago, when I was the assistant librarian in a tiny town in northwest Montana, it fell to me to teach library patrons about our new … Continue reading

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Heart Moms

Two baby girls will have heart surgery today–the beautitul Delphine, whose mama writes Banana Migraine, and the beautiful Georgia, whose mama writes Unringing the Bell. Delphine and Georgia, and their families, will be in my thoughts today. UPDATE: Both babies … Continue reading

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I’ll be reading at the Missoula B&N this Sunday, June 10

As part of the book’s June kick-off, I’ll be at the Missoula Barnes & Noble Store, 2640 N. Reserve Street, reading from Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives. The event begins at 2pm. I … Continue reading

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