Mandy Hitchcock

Motherhood. Loss. Authenticity. Resilience.

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No, My Children Are Not Too Young To Learn About Donald Trump’s America

“What is much scarier than Trump is the thought that there are parents who filled their 7-and 8-year old children’s heads with such vitriolic opinions that they were sobbing, angry, shaken, and crying themselves to sleep over the results of… Continue Reading →

Hudson’s Birth Story

It might be cheating on NaBloPoMo to share old posts, but I’ve done it already and on this last day of the month, I am doing little else but preparing myself–emotionally, physically, and otherwise–to celebrate Hudson’s birthday tomorrow, and there… Continue Reading →

You Win Some, You Lose Some

After yesterday’s wonderful day with the kids, today was so bad that Ed and I decided we’d rather go to the grocery store together with both kids than leave them at home with one or the other parent. Yeah, it was… Continue Reading →

“OK” Is The Sweetest Word

Today was an amazing day. A glorious day. An extraordinary day. It was 70 degrees and sunny on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We spent the day mostly outside with our kids, raking, blowing, and playing in the million leaves in… Continue Reading →

Pick-Me-Ups

I realize I’ve posted a lot about feeling low during these many, many, MANY days of NaBloPoMo (seriously, will November ever end?!), but that is reality of grief, especially during the latter months of every year. I woke up feeling so… Continue Reading →

Always Grieving, Always Grateful

A friend of mine told me a little while ago that I am lucky in some really important ways, even though it is sometimes hard to see that. I responded that I have no trouble seeing it at all, and my hope is… Continue Reading →

Do One Good Thing for Hudson’s Seventh Birthday

For each of the past five years, I’ve written a new entry on my old blog about a week before our sweet Hudson’s birthday,  inviting anyone and everyone to join us in honoring her memory by doing One Good Thing sometime on… Continue Reading →

Origami Christmas Calendar

This is probably my first and last post about anything crafty, so enjoy it while it lasts. (Thanks, NaBloPoMo.) Growing up, we had this amazing felt advent calendar with a giant Christmas tree and 24 pockets to hold ornaments that we… Continue Reading →

We Need a Little Christmas

Speaking of Christmas music, my four-year-old Jackson can’t get enough of it. We’ve had it blaring on Pandora and in the car for at least two weeks already. Tonight, my dad took him to his regular swimming lesson, and when… Continue Reading →

Perpetual State

There is a great debate among those who celebrate Christmas about when it’s appropriate to start listening to Christmas music. I myself have fallen on both sides at different points in time. Facebook reminded me last week that a year ago, I… Continue Reading →

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