Surprising Myself {A CLEO MADISON Clothing Review}

By Victoria Easter Wilson / November 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

I love surprises. Big surprises, small surprises, I’m not picky. I love the adrenaline-hype build-up and the oxytocin rush that follows. The most startling surprises to take in, I think, are the types when we discover new characteristics about ourselves. Take, for example, this year when I learned a new fact about myself: I enjoy style.…

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"I hope you have a boy."

By Victoria Easter Wilson / November 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

When Ben and I announced our third pregnancy, we were met with the usual host of congratulatory responses. And one particular sentiment I’ve heard over…and over…and over again, “I hope you have a boy.”  Family, friends, random strangers in the cereal aisle, it’s come from all sides. What’s been equally surprising is my visceral reaction to…

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Bearing the (Shame of the) Mental Load

By Victoria Easter Wilson / July 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

This idea that mothers bear the ‘mental load’ of the home has been floating around the Interwebs lately. (See here.) Basically, the thought is that even if the father in a household contributes a fair share of house maintenance, the mother is the one with the constant to-do lists swirling in her head. She is weighed…

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I've Been Hard At Work…

By Victoria Easter Wilson / June 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

I’m long overdue a post! My last writings came from a harder place of life, and first I want to give you an update as to how I’m doing. Through a winding process of medical detective work (which we’re still on!) I discovered that I have a vitamin deficiency. At least for now, that’s the…

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Dear Working Mom Who Feels Guilty She's Can't Be a SAHM

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dear Working Mom Who Feels Guilty She’s Not a SAHM, I see you. I see your posts. I see your teary-eyed selfies kissing your sweet ones goodbye at the babysitter. And I want to give you a big ol’ bear hug. Mama, you want good things. You want to love your family well, to put…

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A 27th Birthday Poem

By Victoria Easter Wilson / December 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

belly born. science slicing windows into nature’s womb, a kind of miracle.   hours clocked – long days, longer nights. by design i cannot, for the life of me, remember the work it took to raise me.   only when i look at my daughter, tucked into her own bed, do I know how my mother…

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What You Need When Life Is Hard

By Victoria Easter Wilson / December 9, 2016 / 1 Comment

My goal in writing is to be ‘gut-honest’. That means I tell tough truths, hopefully in loving ways. Not because I think I’m all that and a bag of chips, but because I know the human experience is a common one and we learn from each other. In that gut-honest spirit, I need to say…

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Princess Pink & Gold First Birthday {Budget Friendly!}

By Victoria Easter Wilson / November 27, 2016 / 4 Comments

Ben and I always joke that first birthday parties are just as much a celebration for the parents as the children. “We all made it!” We certainly felt that way when Nora Heather’s first birthday rolled around. As much as we have enjoyed our little light, she’s thrown us all sorts of new challenges! Just…

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Mothering Don't Come Easy

By Victoria Easter Wilson / November 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

Truthfully, I was never one of those gals who longed to become a wife and mother. I was never hostile to the idea. But it wasn’t the stuff of my daydreams. Traveling the world and climbing the corporate ladder, kicking buns and taking names? Those were my daydreams. So when I found myself married much younger…

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Moms on a Mission | Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman

By Victoria Easter Wilson / July 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

When I found out that I was going to meet Gloria Furman at #TGCW16, my husband took great pains to remind me that Gloria and I aren’t besties. I can be forgiven! Familiar is exactly how you feel after reading one of Gloria’s books; her latest, Missional Motherhood, is no exception. (Update: Gloria did graciously spend a few moments talking…

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