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A New Mini Pregnancy Painting ~ & BabyFest Portland on Saturday

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This Saturday I’ll be at BabyFest at the Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Saturday, May 16, Oregon Convention Center, 11am-4pm. This is my first time doing this show, so I’m a little nervous, but excited, too.   Are you local to the Portland/Vancouver area? Want to come and say “hi” for FREE?   I’ve got […]

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Nothing Matters (yet, everything matters) ~ and a new mini original

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I find myself asking my boys (& myself) a lot, in view of a decision or dilemma: Will this matter in an hour? A day, a week? Ten minutes?   Often the answer is an obvious ‘no’. After months of this, I am beginning to feel that nothing ‘really’ matters… It doesn’t matter if we […]

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the Birth Story of Defined & a New Mermaid Painting

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Defined was born in 2008, the month my biggest boy turned 2.5 years old. Here is her story, written during her creation: As if carved from stone or wood, through whatever and wherever: mother remains. Coming and going as the child reaches out and then pushes away… We relish the moments when our children need […]

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Take A Moment: Too Many Toys… and a new mini painting

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Let’s talk toys… Do they clog your living room and strangle the entryway? Do you find them behind the toilet and under the dining room table? What about in the car? I believe, in general, children have WAY TOO MUCH. When my kids were toddlers, I often felt I couldn’t breathe, even though my boys didn’t […]

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Take A Moment: Compassion for You… and a Mini Adoption Painting

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Please, mama, give yourself some slack. Some compassion, some permission to dawdle, to explore, to chill out. Permission to NOT always complete your to-do list, to not always be on-time, to NOT always be the perfect mom, PTA member, wife, friend, employee… Permission to make mistakes. To take a hot shower in the middle of […]

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