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July 12, 2013


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Kendra Tierney

Thanks for sharing this Kirsten. What an unpleasant thing to experience, but clearly that woman's issues have nothing to do with you or your lovely family.

During the few weeks my oldest was in K at our parish school (before we became homeschoolers) one of the other K moms looked at me chasing after my adorable toddler and said, "Better you than me." I had to agree with her on that one. But it makes me wonder, what could have happened to these women that killed the part of us that loves children?

I probably should have been more offended, but mostly I just felt really, really, really sad for her.

One Blessed Mamma

Your big family is beautiful! Love the picture :-).


Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!


It had been quite a while since I checked your blog. I really like this post, and I think your family is awesome, too :)

Lindsay Boever

I read this the other day regarding books, "Books are bulky and inconvenient-like rocks, and trees, and rivers and life. It occurs to me that everything that can be said against the inconvenience of books can be said about the inconvenience of children. They take up space, are of no immediate practical use, are of interest to only a few people, and present all kinds of problems."
I thought that analogy was interested relating indirectly the "inconvenience" of children to the of rocks, trees, rivers and life. What would we do without our nations greatest resource-human life?
Always thinking of you.


Your family is beautiful and awesome and I LOVE the family picture...so glad you got one with Thomas in it! This post is wonderful! I saw an old friend last night who had little ones back when I had little ones, she is in a 2nd marriage and has a 13 month old and is pregnant again, due in September. I made a bunch of jokes about being "old" and having toddlers and all of that...all in fun but later realized that my words could have been hurtful. Thankful I saw her again later and was able to tell her how truly happy I was for her, that I was just trying to be funny, and that I think that having babies is wonderful and I'm even jealous of her and her little ones. Love you and miss you!!!!


So well said! Love the photos!

Diabra Anderson



You are the rich one. That woman is poor indeed.

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