Author Archive | dianaw


Our First Ambulance Ride

It’s an interesting feeling hearing sirens in the distance and knowing they’re coming for your baby. It’s ominous because of the sense of crisis, but it’s also a relief knowing that help is on the way. The evening had started normally. My 14-month-old daughter had been fussy from teething, but after some ibuprofen she’d be […]

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Non-Princess Movies My Girls Love

In our household with three daughters, there are lots of princesses. I get the appeal – princesses seem to have lovely adventures and wear fabulous dresses. My girls love fancy dresses and jumping in mud puddles, sometimes together. There has been a lot of anti-princess ranting, but I think princesses are like carbs. They’re not […]

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Re-evaluating Modesty as a Mom

I’ve always followed some general modesty guidelines on principle. Basically, I wear shorts that cover 100% of my butt, don’t wear skirts that provide a view if I open my legs a few inches, and pants with “Juicy” written on the butt are definitely out.  But as a mother, my clothing choices encountered a whole […]

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Preparing for the Upcoming School Year

Summer is winding down, and the stores are full of crayons, glue sticks, and pencils. My second grader is grabbing the school list and checking it twice. My preschoolers can’t read a calendar, but they feel something in the air (other than intense humidity). A little anxiety might be starting for students and moms, so […]

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Prepping for our Fourth Baby

I’m due any day with Baby No. 4. Yep, I’m signing up for more years of diapers, sleep deprivation and squishy snuggles. Preparation for Baby No. 1 was full of unknowns, but I’m heading into No. 4 with a game plan and priorities. Sure, every baby is different, but a lot is the same. Repeated experience with […]

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Great Introductions

My palms were sweaty, and I cleared my throat. It had seemed like a good idea, but now that the moment was here I felt the magnitude of the situation. Two people who had shaped how I view the world, who had impacted me so much, were about to meet. And I was the one […]

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My Year Buying Only Used Clothes

It was time to shake things up. After several babies and the fluctuating sizes that go along with that, I wanted to make a renewed effort to dress well. I don’t mean fancy, after all I’m a stay-at-home mom, so I don’t need to “dress to impress.” But I didn’t want to succumb to a […]

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