Author: Gina Wagner

07 May The Patchwork Mother

I'm re-posting an essay I wrote a few years ago for Mama Moderne. It's as true today as it was then, and some recent face-to-face conversations with friends made me realize how many women have complicated relationships with their mothers, and how many have wrapped...

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IKEAhackartstation

05 May IKEA hack art station

Lately, the kids' art projects have been taking over the whole house. Everywhere I step, there's evidence of coloring, cutting, gluing, painting, folding. I love it. And I hate it, because it's EVERYWHERE. Marker scribbles on my desk. Scissors on my favorite vintage dresser. Crayons and...

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29 Apr let the record show

...that today, for the first time in 6 years, 6 months and 15 days, the Wagners went an ENTIRE DAY without anyone crying. Each kid has had his/her own tear-free days, but never simultaneously. Disregard what the baby books tell you. THIS is a milestone...

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24 Apr overheard

"Miles, you know when you get married, you have to kiss. It's to mix your germs up. Then you're in the same family." -B"Mama, what rhymes with words? Turds?" -Miles"I can't know how to do it. I just did it." -Miles, after successfully riding a...

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08 Apr cousins

The kids are so in love.My brother and sister-in-law had a baby boy, Simon, in November and we had the opportunity to travel to Little Rock and meet him for the first time over spring break. Simon made my kids cousins for the first time,...

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