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LPC Is At Hank and Lucy Today

Today I am at Hank and Lucy. Actually I was there yesterday, but too bleary-eyed from weddings and families to really notice.

Hank and Lucy is a blog started by Jamie of Cactus and Quail – designer of the Privilege look and feel, and Celia – of life according to celia. They both had babies, just last month, and asked a few of us to post as guest moms. So I’ve written my ideas about how to cope with early motherhood. In particular, how to develop a philosophy that sustains you through it all. I’ve also included, if I say so myself, a few hilarious photos of my daughter as a baby.

Please come visit if you have the time and inclination. I expect a return to normalcy around here sometime soon.

9 Responses

  1. “Babies are not blank slates”. Truer words were never spoken. Anyone who has ever spent time in a hospital nursery knows that most of temperment is innate, not learned. You can tell at a few hours of age who will be an easy baby and who will not.

  2. As a mom to an almost-five-year-old and a 2 1/2-year-old, I’m out of the baby phase but still in very challenging and exhausting times. Thank you for a beautiful column. You made some wonderful points and I can only hope that I will be up for the challenges ahead as my children grow and become adults. I can tell you that I really don’t look forward to the teen years but I hope that I will help shape them into strong, independent people so that they can withstand the challenges that those years will bring. I read your blog regularly, though never comment so just want to say that I really love your writing and your perspective on life. Your words often bring tears to my eyes when you write about your children. And, I can only speak personally, but you help to keep this sometimes overwhelmed mom remember that there is a place for everything, whether it be the love of your children, family, work and sartorial pleasures as well.

    I would love to hear your thoughts on balancing it all as a working mom. I’m at that stage now and it’s definitely a challenge. – Hope

  3. Beautiful post, beautiful little girl. It’s so nice to hear the perspective of a seasoned mother in such a tender, yet rational voice. I think this is the perfect thing for dreaming-of or soon-to-be mothers to read. Truthful, no sugar coating, but still so sweet.

  4. I am popping over to have a read and I just want to say how much I enjoyed the previous post – what a wonderful wedding. And you look so very elegant at one of the pre- wedding dinners in your chic black dress too. Looking forward to seeing more wedding photographs when you can. And as you said the flowers were amazing – love the mix of colours particularly. xx

  5. I knew I liked you the first time I read your blog and I have been following you for some time. I never leave comments, don’t really know why I just don’t, but I had to today. Your guest post on motherhood was so lovely and so in tune with my own experiences (my daughters are now 27 and 24) and thoughts on motherhood. It was the best time of my life, despite colic and little night owls. Thanks for this and your many other posts.

  6. As a mother of 2 1/2 year old boy-girl twins, so much of what you said rings true to me. I also wish I had listened to myself more, instead of reading so much, but most of all, I wish I hadn’t been so worried all the time and realized that they were giving me the clues I needed…alas, I suppose learning to realize our babies are giving us clues and how to interpret them takes time…
    I guess I mentioned this before, but while I originally came to your blog looking for sartorial advice, your posts on family, mothering, and children are my favorite ones and I look very much forward to them.
    Have a beautiful weekend-I’ll be looking forward to your Saturday morning post (which I read in the late afternoon because of the time difference ;)

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