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BecomingSarah.com is a humorous take on life, marriage, home ownership, pregnancy, and eventual parenthood written by Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen.

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Latest Blog Posts for Becoming Sarah

  • Jacob Daniel.
    on May 7, 2015
    On Wednesday, April 22nd, at 5:34 in the morning our family welcomed Jacob Daniel.  He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 21 inches long.  I labored and delivered him at home, where Charlotte caught him. Jacob brought his sisters e...
  • Two moments of late.
    on Apr 21, 2015
    “Oh Charlotte,“ I said.  “I just love these flowers you picked out for me.  Thank you!  They are so beautiful!  They light up the whole room!“ She looked at me for a moment.  Then slowly, carefully, s...
  • Crossing over the sea: a word about transracial parenting.
    on Apr 14, 2015
    The first time I heard it, the words spilled from the mouth of someone I have known since high school, someone I count among my closest friends.  “White people are different,“ she sighed as she played peek-a-boo with Genevieve. ...
  • A real kid.
    on Apr 9, 2015
    Several times a week strangers ask me if Evelyn and Genevieve are twins.  At gymnastics a few weeks ago, the question came from a seven-year-old boy. “No,“ I said.  “They are just under five months apart.“ He thoug...
  • Boo.
    on Apr 2, 2015
    Last summer, Charlotte went on a hair-cutting binge. She started with her own hair, of course.  She grabbed a chunk of her bangs and her craft scissors and went to work.  When she was done, her bangs were all different lengths and it took...
  • What we’re reading: week one.
    on Apr 2, 2015
    What I’m Reading -  The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander -  Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin Internet Shenanigans -  The Gangsters of Ferguson by Ta-Neh...
  • Family of Five.
    on Mar 27, 2015
    Image by Maggie of Sandy Toes Photography Charlotte Anais is 5 years and 9 months old.  She can read beginning chapter books in French and English.  She loves riding her bike, skateboarding, climbing trees, and listening to music and audio...
  • The sunflowers.
    on Jul 31, 2014
    Someone very close to us announced her pregnancy this past winter.  Her favorite flowers are sunflowers, so I planted 1500 square feet of sunflowers in the garden as a baby shower surprise.  Charlotte helped me select the seeds (we planted...
  • A long, boring post about French and education and all that stuff nobody cares about.
    on Jun 25, 2014
    A couple weeks ago, Charlotte concluded her second year at the French preschool nearby.  It was bittersweet. On the one hand, I remember the day we dropped her off at preschool for the very first time.  I was enormously pregnant with Evely...
  • She.
    on Jun 3, 2014
    I am looking at her, taking her in, and I am absolutely blown away.  My head spins thinking about the myriad of ways in which I am unworthy.  But the road I traveled brought me to her.  To her beautiful hair.  To her addictive sme...
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