Catherine and her Children Submitted by Catherine Arveseth: Five four and under. Two sets of twins. One big sister. That’s our home. When our oldest daughter was 19 months old, our twin girls were born. After years of disappointing infertility, the heavens seemed to be cracking open. Thanks to wonderful doctors, new science, and some […]
Posts in the "Optimism (and Gratitude)" category:
It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I’ve had quite a few surgeries – a benign tumor, the size of a tennis ball, removed from my neck and a cesarean section to deliver […]
This past week I finally went in for a surgery that I have been needing (and dreading) for years. A few hours after the surgery, I sent her home to get some rest—reassuring her that I was totally fine. Unfortunately, my optimism began to wane as quickly as the anesthesia.
As I biked up beautiful Snow Canyon with my five wonderful kids and my excellent husband on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, I had a little flashback to a day almost exactly 12 years ago when motherhood seemed like an impossible dream to me. I’d headed down from Boston to DC for my sister […]
Little things make me smile. And sometimes (well, most of the time) I forget to write them down. Like how Lucy straightens her legs and points her toes (smooshing her totally chunky thighs together) when I lay her down to change her diaper or how Grace just has to do a little dance in front […]
My husband and I had a meeting to attend the other night, so a sweet young girl in our neighborhood came over to babysit for a couple of hours. My husband and I had put the baby down, fed the children, gotten everyone in their pajamas, made sure all the teeth were brushed, and gave […]
I have recently gotten into bargain shopping. Grocery shopping has become, dare I say, a hobby. I religiously clip coupons from my four papers, organize them, pour over store advertisements and watch a website to help me with all this madness. My four-year-old will yell in support, “Wow, great bargain mom!” in the aisles of […]