the goings on

September 15, 2011

I’m whelmed over.

On a whim I had the idea for Just Write and I quickly typed up a post inviting people to join me in free writing their moments and then WOW, did you ever show up, friends.

I thank you so muchly.  Let’s keep doing this, huh? I mean, your posts? They’re fantastic, and even if it’s going to take me all week to get through them, I’m going to read them all. There are some truly gifted writers out there! And together we’re discovering that if we get ourselves out of the way (thinking too much about what or how to say things), our words find freedom. THEN, it gets even better because as we write the memories of moments in our lives, the true beauty of every kind of moment shows up. I just love it.

If you missed it this week, come back next week and join us. I wonder what things will happen in your lives this week that seem small  but then when written, are not. All I know is that it’s going to be GOOD. Again.


Recently I mentioned a Redbook article (@redbookmag on Twitter) in which I’m featured along with Ellie and Corinne. You can read it online now!

Thank you to each of you who have let me know that you appreciated the article. I’m truly honored to play a part in helping women struggling with addiction, whatever form that takes. I absolutely love the way that telling our truths helps people connect and then reach out. You don’t want to miss the latest post on Crying Out Now. It’s a truly amazing example of how this works. It is an email (shared with permission) that was sent to Ellie after the writer read the article in Redbook. I’m just astounded by the gifts of grace we can find in sharing our stories.


I want to tell you all about how Elsie is doing better (except for that GAS that keeps her waking up a lot) (BUH) and how Miles is doing at school and how Asher is doing without him. But I need to go get back to them instead. There’s just so little time these days, and that’s okay.

I’ll leave you with some pictures of them and then tell you more just as soon as I can…

She’s seriously big, friends.

Like a 3 month old stuck in a 6 month old body.

We like to joke that that her size is because of the steroids

in the womb when she was trying to come too early.


Um…yeah. I love how this hat goes with her cheeks and her Daddy.We are so fashionable. (Dear Ellie’s Mom, do you recognize this hat? WE LOVE IT. THANK YOU.)


and oh my heart, he read the whole page to her…


 The End.


Tracie September 15, 2011 at 9:50 am

Is she wearing leg warmers? Little, tiny, cute, baby leg warmers?

My heart is melting. melting.

Heather September 15, 2011 at 10:28 am

Yup. She’s wearing some Baby Legs. I never thought I’d have Hello Kitty Baby Legs in my house, but alas, it makes me happy :)

And they’re already getting too small! She’s a maniac for growing…and she’s dancing like she’s never danced before. bwaahaaahaaa.

Jo September 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

She’s already caught up to Harper in clothes. Wow. Lemme know if you need to get rid of any girl stuff soon. Hehe!

This whole post is just lovely. Like you friend.
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Adventures In Babywearing September 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

Oh, love her. And you. And I am not surprised by how many showed up for you- you are so loved. I can imagine how many wanted to “just write” but didn’t have the courage or words just yet. Just yet.

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Katherine @ Postpartum Progress September 15, 2011 at 10:56 am

How the hell did I miss that y’all were in Redbook?! That is SO huge. So proud of you both. Way to go!!
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Arianne September 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

You made it easy for everyone. It was effortless to join in.

Big babies are THE BEST. Adore adore adore. <3
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Adventures In Babywearing September 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

Okay, I’m back. I just read the article. Am in awe.

Love to you,
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Erin September 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

My babies have all been big. And no womby steroids to blame for it or anything.

I skimmed the Redbook article while I was at Walgreens the other day waiting for some pictures to print. It was so brave. I’m so proud to know you.
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Kristen @ Motherese September 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Oh my gosh, my preemie 7mo is also huge and I never thought that it might be because of the ‘roids they gave me in the hospital. I’m totally stealing your joke.

I made a bit of a fool of myself in the salon earlier while getting a haircut, looking for the issue of Redbook that has your article in it. So glad to have the online version of it so that I can call off the in-person search. And so proud of you and Ellie and Corinne for telling your stories and helping so many others do the same. xo

Ellie September 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I love those leg warmers so much I can hardly stand it. Now all she needs is a little ripped off-the-shoulder tee shirt….

And that last picture? I’ll admit. It made me tear up. GORGEOUS.


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Elaine September 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm

She is just so precious in that hat, oh my goodness.

And I love “just writing” so much. Writing it and reading the posts too.

Amazing article. So honest and I know you ladies have helped so many other women and mothers. xo
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Alexandra September 15, 2011 at 8:37 pm

LOOK at the joy in her face as big boy reads to her.

Ack..arrows…sugar tipped arrows, straight to the heart.
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Jessica@Team Rasler September 16, 2011 at 1:42 am

Oh, she’s adorable. I am bummed that I didn’t have my act together to join in this week, so I’m doing it next time! It’s been fun to read everyone’s entries, though. And your writing is inspiring, so I’m not surprised by how many showed up to be a part of this!
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Sabrina September 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I say all the time the reason my E can scream so loud is because of the steroids he got while in my belly. Maybe that also is why just as your E is a 3 month old stuck in the body of a 6 month old, so I my E! Super big boy!!!
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