JbC- The Column

My parent-centric column that appears twice-monthly in the Brattleboro Reformer.

Thankful Thursdays

Every Thursday I take a moment and reflect on what I am thankful for.

Fly On The Wall

A writing challenge.

Tapping Into Confidence

Our oldest daughter has nearly always been on the timid side. She waited to sit up and walk until she was confident that she knew how. Balance beams and high slides made her nervous until she forced herself to try them. We affectionately refer to her as our Great Dane...

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Third Times A Charm

We are expecting a baby this spring. Most people we have told are super excited for us. They say congratulations and then turn to our two older daughters and ask them if they are happy for a new baby. But, there are a few people who have taken me by surprise. Those...

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Simplifying From Scratch

I never make resolutions. This year, however, felt like the perfect time to make some changes, commit to some things while leaving behind some old habits. Maybe it's because I am over halfway through my third pregnancy, maybe it's because I had a hard, yet...

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Snowy Flock

There is snow falling as the light dims. Everything as a blue tint and our neighborhood is silent in between the squeals of my children playing. Small bundles of winter jackets and warm snow pants, they roll and laugh in the yard. They both pause and watch the giant...

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About Me

Balance seeker that always ends up slightly askew. Peace chaser. Wife, mother, human.
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  • She danced amongst the plants, singing in the abundant sunshine.
  • When winter feels like it'll never end and the snow and ice seem overwhelming we head to the botanical gardens. We take off our sweaters and sit in 80% humidity. We smell orange blossoms and collect pollen on our noses. We become intoxicated by the promise of spring and summer. Plant therapy. I highly recommend it.
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