Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


SIX! (Now, someone give me back my baby...)
How can I possibly sum up what the last six years have done to me? Meant for me? How can I tell you how incomplete I was before she came along? Without her, we were just people, and how now we are a family.

Born just before dawn, May 23, 2007, dark brown hair and eyes, chubby cheeks and plump fingers.

Now standing 4 feet tall, with light brown hair and those same chocolate-colored eyes. Elegant, graceful, smart and funny.

Claire Barbara.
You're my favorite girl, ever.

Brand new. 

Two and a few.
Four! (I can't find a picture of her at three...bummer. Also, t
hat kid next to her in the stripes is Ben)

Sakes alive - the girl is five!


Cori Donaghy said...

Happy Birthday to Claire Barbara!! And congratulations to Mom, Dad, Grampa and Nana for surviving the first 6 years!! Here's to many, many more ... happy and healthy!!


d e v a n said...


Grampa said...

Happy birthday, Claire. Nana and Grampa love you all.