A Bringer of New Things

Musings on personal growth, books, motherhood, writing, and more.

The Power of Not Being in Control

This post will go deeper than my usual, although it follows my typical theme of things I’m learning in my life and personal growth. This lesson or “discovery” can be boiled down … Continue reading

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Self-care School: Counting myself as one of the creatures under my care

Well, now it’s been over a month since I posted that I was “returning to my blog at last.” Lesson learned: not to make grand claims like that anymore!  Unfortunately, for the … Continue reading

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Lovely Moments Lately

• Watching the babies play and learn new skills like pulling up on furniture. (It won’t be long until they’re walking, oh my…I’m not sure I’m ready for that!) • … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Self-Care School: When Chores Overwhelm Me, and He’s Just Sitting There

  This post is doubling as one of my “Self-care School” posts and also the entry for a Carrot Ranch 99-word flash fiction challenge–this week’s topic is self-care! I learned … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · 5 Comments

Keeping Perspective 

This week both of the babies have been miserable with bad colds and ear infections. So far I’m hanging in there, doing my best to take care of them and … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Riptide of Reason: A 99-word Story

  Not only have I missed regular blogging (see my last post), but I have also missed participating in the Carrot Ranch flash fiction challenges, so today I managed to … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 5 Comments

Returning to My Blog at Last

I’d been thinking I would eventually sit down and write a long blog post on “ways I have grown so far on my journey of being a new mom (of twin … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 8 Comments

For Just This One Minute: A Poem from New Motherhood

I still haven’t had a chance to sit down and compose some long-form thoughts to share with you, but here’s a poem. (In free verse, for a change…that’s all my … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 2 Comments


In case you were wondering, I’m alive and the babies are here! Our twin baby girls were born over a month early at the beginning of February, safely and in … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 5 Comments

Rethinking How We Celebrate Birthdays

  Have you ever stopped to consider whether our celebration of birthdays with parties, gifts, cards, “Happy birthday!” wishes, and other forms of attention is really the best way? I … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Great Quotes from The Picture of Dorian Gray

I recently finished reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, which I wouldn’t say I loved but am still glad I read. There’s definitely a lot of food … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

Self-care School: Encouraging Myself

“Great job!” I’ve mentioned this before in passing, but I think it’s worth stating on its own: when it comes to trying to develop new healthy, self-caring habits (or any … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment