Author Archives: Liz

Blink

Jacob looks at Mae. “She looks older,” he says.  She lies on her back, legs bouncing unintentionally toward the ceiling.  Sharp, happy little coos.  Soft, baby breaths. Open. Close. ——– A few days ago Jacob and I celebrated our 10th anniversary. … Continue reading

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The Crazy

Bedtime– Family room–Sunset. I’m feeding Everett– he swallows and slurps, his breath loud and content.  Ellie is screaming.  Cohen has taken her white shell necklace, and now he’s lying on the floor refusing to get up, refusing to change into his … Continue reading

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Shells and sand

Our last morning of our vacation: we emptied the remaining food from the fridge and stuffed dirty clothes into overladen suitcases.  I gathered up toothpaste and toothbrushes, the girls’ toy ponies, the babies’ receiving blankets.  I watched Cohen ever-so-carefully dump … Continue reading

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Little and Big

Everett & Mae (or Crush and Maisy as we have taken to calling them) arrived in the world on April 14th, 2016– at the same minute.  Their arrival was anticipated (and delayed) for weeks, if not months.  Contractions all through March, … Continue reading

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Rain and tears

We are getting close. Closer to diapers and midnight feedings.  Closer to swaddles and newborn cries.  We all feel it, and sometimes the anticipation feels like when both a mother and son recognize the first day of college is sooner … Continue reading

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Moonlight & movement

Jacob has always wanted to hike the Appalacian Trail, and so we decided that when each kid turns 13 he will take them on a hiking trip– “It’ll be their bar mitzvah” he said.  (He’s always wanted to be Jewish.). … Continue reading

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Tired.

As I read over this post after finishing it, I realized that it is nothing more than an account of the ups and downs of a typical afternoon.  The kinds of afternoons we all have and will have tomorrow if … Continue reading

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How do you talk about everything?

It’s hard to figure out what to say.   There’s been a lot to experience the fast few weeks.  Tiny new lives kick and spin and tumble inside me, small new lungs practice breathing and little hearts learn how to … Continue reading

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Goodness and karate

Tonight I read about how Jesus told some people listening to him on a hillside to “let their lights shine” so “that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”  I remember several years ago, I … Continue reading

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Keep us close

I think it’s okay that some stuff doesn’t matter to you even when it seems to matter a lot to other people. —- I was driving in the car, the second and third buttons of my coat open because of … Continue reading

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