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.

My trio.

I am nearly halfway through my pregnancy with my third daughter. There are words to explain what the past few months have been like but they get caught in my throat and come out as pure, unfiltered emotion still. Joy, gratitude, and amazement at what my bod can...

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Resolving Conflict With Peace, Mostly

“When they go low, we go high.” -Michelle Obama I take a deep breath, they have been fighting all day. The playroom has exploded into the living room and the living room is threatening to cave into the kitchen. Our small house is getting smaller by the minute as angry...

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The (Rabid) Dog Days of Summer

Every year I look forward to summer. The long, warm days. The endless opportunities to lounge around a pool or river. Adventures and camping and a schedule that looks more like a gentle suggestion than a butt-kicking demand. Being our first summer vacation since...

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Let’s Hear It For The Boy!

Gone are the days where woman parented the children while the men took a hands off approach. Dads are elbow to elbow with their female counterparts in the trenches of parenthood. Diapers, feedings, soothing, and baths are all part of a modern dad's day. It is time to...

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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.
  • Weekend goals.

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