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Julie Baldwin
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True Grit: Three Kids Under Three
This month has been one of grind. The grind of taking care of sick children, the grind of preparing for classes, the grind of gritting one's teeth and doing SOMETHING because you are the person who makes things happen. The grind of fixing food and watching ...

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Snow Weekend
"Snow-flakes" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Out of the bosom of the Air,       Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare,       Over the harvest-fields forsaken,             Silent, and soft, and slow             Desce...

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Nordstrom Sale (January 2017): Four Picks
This month, I am going on a buying fast. So, obviously, when the Nordstrom sale came into my peripheral vision, I had to buy something because my in-laws gave me a gift card for Christmas! And it's the last day of the sale!!!! Ahem. kate spade new york 'one...

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Baldwin Babes: Winter 2016 Edition
It's been such a long time since writing that I can only provide highlights. Will is done with his last Trauma rotation. Will has job offers. The children are extra busy. I am (still) learning to handle challenges and, when I find myself having a good day, ...

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#write31days: The Art of Not Asking Questions
My grandmother is sick. She was sick for years before I found out; years before she told anyone. When I first heard this, I went through different stages of grief. She is, after all, the only grandmother I've ever known. My paternal grandmother died before ...

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#write31days: PostPartum Depression and Romance
This past weekend, Will and I had just a really hard time. I was struggling, and he was struggling with my struggles. And this is where we should be honest about why most of us get married: we want to be with the person who is going to put up with our shit ...

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#write31days: PostPartum Depression and Poetry (Wendell Berry)
"Breaking" by Wendell Berry Did I believe I had a clear mind? It was like the water of a river flowing shallow over the ice. And now that the rising water has broken the ice, I see that what I thought was the light is part of the dark. Having a tough few da...

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#write31days: Fulton Sheen on Value
“Let those who think their work has no value recognize that by fulfilling their insignificant tasks out of love of God, those tasks assume supernatural worth. The aged who bear the taunts of the young, the sick crucified to their beds, the street cleaner an...

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#write31days: Are You Depressed Because You Have Three Kids Under Three?
This is the big question. I feel this is often an underlined in conversations, if not specifically mentioned. My opinion is NOPE . Three under three means I have less time for socializing, need to organize more and maybe definitely affects how scatter-brain...

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#write31days: Dancing in the Dark
I get up in the evening And I ain't got nothing to say I come home in the morning I go to bed feeling the same way I ain't nothing but tired
Man I'm just tired and bored with myself Hey there baby, I could use just a little help   You can't start a fire You...
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