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The riddle of the rhododendrons

The riddle of the rhododendrons

The rhododendron’s stalks were thick as a strongman’s arm and the bark shed its skin in flakes. The purple flowers that bloomed were quite beautiful, but so few of them grew. Above it, a cedar tree spread his branches about. The rhody didn’t grow tall; it didn’t intertwine into the branches of the cedar as a blackberry bramble would. For ten years, the rhody branches tumbled down and up again, overgrown without care. A mother stood in front of them, admiring

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Love letter for Liam

Love letter for Liam

Oh Liam, your head smells so good.  Right now, you are nestled up in the Bjorn while I write away.   The heat from your little body is warming up my chest.  I’m about to tuck those fat little legs in so that we can both be comfortable.  I notice the universe swirl on your head, that spot towards the back of your head and trace my finger around your galaxy, smoothing out your light hair.  Your sister’s is beginning to fade out, which happens

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5 famous people personalities can explain 1 toddler mom

5 famous people personalities can explain 1 toddler mom

New mom –> Martha Stewart After I adjusted to being a new mom, I turned into a Martha Stewart.  I made her wreaths, Apple Pie, and a lot of other crafty things.  I made a lovely Christmas Dinner and baby leggings.  I was able to do this because babies sleep a lot and I wanted to be the perfect mom.  When Annabelle was about a year old, I lost the morning nap.  Even then, I still managed to throw a Cake Tasting party, which proved to

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Yogurt Cake (Gateau au Yogurt) using Coconut Oil

Yogurt Cake (Gateau au Yogurt) using Coconut Oil

I could also title this “The first time I made a cake with Annabelle”  She’s 22months right now, and a little firecracker.  She is always asking to help me when I make her breakfast, lunch, and dinner so I decided it was time to let her help me make a cake.  I read Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting and in the book, Druckerman talks about how the French involve their kids at a young age

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