Author Archives: Laura

About Laura

"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit." -e.e. cummings


I never thought that deactivating my Facebook account would cause such a flood of epiphanies about who I am, and who I want to be-as a person, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend. Man. Sometimes it really stinks … Continue reading

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February 19, 2008 + 6

He rolled over within minutes of being born. He crawled and started talking at 4 months. He walked at 10 months and was sprinting shortly thereafter. Angels must surround him, as he has about 20 scars around his eyes, but … Continue reading

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Ten Months In

We’ve been homeschooling now for 10 months. That’s not long, but it’s been long enough for us to see what works and what doesn’t (for now). As we move forward, things will continue to evolve and change, and we’re feeling … Continue reading

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February 4, 2006 + 8

I’ll never forget when I first saw you.  I thought, “His hair isn’t black.” I remember the first sounds you made. They are etched in my forever memory.  We didn’t know we needed you. You made us a family.  I’m … Continue reading

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So far, so good.

It’s been 6 days since my personal Facebook experiment started. I’m so glad I did this. A while back, I read Hands Free Mama‘s post about putting down electronics and embracing real life. I made a half-hearted attempt at disconnecting. … Continue reading

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In With the New

Today, I deactivated my Facebook account. This happened about 2 hours ago, and I’ve already noticed something: I have a lot more time to do things. Simple, simple things, like the dishes. Like answering my kids right away when they … Continue reading

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Scenes from a Road Trip

We’re on our first family road trip. We have been telling the kids since June that we were going to Mt. Rushmore. We’re actually going to Disney World. Twenty hours in the car. Obligatory trip to Cracker Barrel & inaugural … Continue reading

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