Category Archives: mommin’ it

Smells Like Teen Spirit

It’s always funny to me when someone says “I just love that baby smell!” I’m not exactly sure what that baby smell is…

When Ezra’s been held by a church lady, he returns to me smelling of foreign, sweet perfume. When his daddy’s in need of a shower, I can tell by the odour on the hair of that baby who’s been cradled

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Five Minute Friday: Connect




A two-year old tantrum is a terrific thing to experience. Notice that terrific and terrifying are not far off.

That’s kind of how I view my boy lately: terrific, and terrifying.

The incessant repetitions of “Mummy asked you to…” and “are you listening?” and “PLEASE stop ___________ (standing

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Crisp cool August air

reminds that autumn

(my favourite!)

is just around the corner.

So do the signs


“Back to School!”

which, for some reason,

make me shudder.

My big boy will start preschool,

every morning.

He can’t wait

and I’d lie to say

I’m not looking forward to

those two-and-a-half




He says he’s

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Laying Down

When the midwife arrived, I was standing in the bathroom, leaning on the vanity.

She told me to lay down, and five minutes later, that baby was born.

I thought I’d give birth squatting, but it was laying down that I became a mother for the second time.

I am beginning to realize more and more that becoming the mother my children need means laying down –

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first time (as far as I remember)

both boys, asleep, by 8:30

and husband working.

Holy silence,

thank God!


I sit

with books, bible, journal, pen


this nourishment

as necessary for my survival

as bread and sleep.


A startling wail.

I bound upstairs,

ask “what’s wrong?”

“I need some water.”


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