Fluffy Bunnies?
Fluffy Bunnies — they’re cheerful, innocent, curious, partial to snuggling. Fond of the occasional carrot or marshmallow. Sort of like children, they embrace and explore life with each alert sense, but with twitchier noses and floppier ears. When I think about fluffy bunnies, my troubles fade. At least for a bit.

So, Fluffy Bunnies is a blog about unburdening the burdens. It’s about my own fluffy bunnies — my children — and the endless creative, kind, silly, amazing ways they experience and interpret life. This is not to say raising three kids is an endless joy. I, too, juggle tantrums, picky eaters, bedtime avoidance rituals, princess obsessions, and caveman tendencies.

Better than Mac and Cheese
But when I find myself bogged down in how hard it is to raise children? When I wonder if they will ever become gentle, compassionate, polite beings? When I can’t mentally survive one more timeout or macaroni-and-cheese meal? I think about bunnies. Fluffy ones. I try to capture the joy I find in parenting. And I smile. I hope you will, too.

Meet the Bunnies
My oldest, a girl. Obsessed with the usual things like fairies and tea parties. But also with roly polies, aluminum foil, office supplies, tortilla chips, and thingss with patterns.

My son. Collects leaves, sticks, shells, Pez dispensers, rusty pennies, and much, much more. Likes vehicles that haul stuff. Dislikes vegetables.

Still in the oven when I started this blog. Now, a rambunctious toddler who harasses the cat; jumps in puddles big, small, and teeny-tiny; and has a slight Curious George addiction.

So, welcome to Fluffy Bunnies. Thanks for dropping in. Have a marshmallow. Or three.



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  1. I had lunch with your Mom today and she introduced me to Fluffy Bunnies and I am enthralled. Sign me up for future issues 🙂 You are such a gifted writer; ever considered children’s books?

  2. I love the new blog! I’m signing up!

  3. This is great! You are so talented! 🙂

  4. Just stumbled upon your blog from a mention in “Just another Mommy Blog”. Love it! You have a great style!

  5. how cute is this post! I would have never thought to think of my little one like that, but it is a good idea! Congratulations on the impending arrival, how exciting !!!

  6. Thanks so much for all your comments on my blog. I can’t seem to find an email address to respond to you, so I’ll just say here: thanks for knocking on wood for me! I need it! =)

  7. So sorry it took me so long to find my way here. but i love it and it’s so well written. keira giggled this morning and brendan said ” she looks like the little girl that came to our house in the princess dress, remember her, mom?” It was 7 am and it took me a minute to say “oh right ” and knew he meant your Lollipop!
    Hope you are feeling well. When are you due? Craving anything lately?
    miss you?

  8. I love your writing, Stacia!

  9. You are awesome!!

  10. I didn’t really realize you were about to have a baby (sorry to be sucha flake)! I can’t wait for the news! Sending lots of love. xox

  11. Thanks for stopping by today. I’m so glad you loved the poem.

    I think it says so much in that short little space.

    We love them..no matter what..and we’re always there…no matter what.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  12. just lost my comment…now I’ve gotta run. Loved the art!

  13. I love your blog! So glad I came across it. You have a wonderful writing style. 🙂

  14. I’m so glad to have found you and your blog!

  15. I had to come visit. And found myself wanting to comment on every single post I’ve read so far. While I was tempted to blow-up-shuate your blog, I refrained.

    Instead I’ll leave you with this (because my nine-monther just started squalling in her crib) : I love your stuff. Will be back for more.

  16. Ahhhh! So you had a secret you didn’t share with us when I was sharing about my blog. Now I get it! It was a pleasure meeting you two last night. I am excited to follow your blog. Keep up the good work!

  17. I just found this–fun blog! Like your style of writing.

  18. Love this… (But did you get your A.C. yet?)


  19. Since I was young, whenever I got caught thinking about something frightening, disturbing, or sad and i wanted to take my mind away from it I would just think… “fluffy bunnies”! it always worked, it’s ridiculousness would make me smile and feel better! Just glad to know im not the only one 🙂 Thank you

  20. such a cute name for a blog, really glad i found you!

  21. You came to visit my blog and of course I had to come do the same. And after spending a good portion of the past hour reading about your adventure (still haven’t learned why you’re where you are, but I will) I’m commenting here and following..if I figure out how 🙂 Hope you heal fast and can share more of your life outside the confines of walls….I’ll be reading about it:)

  22. I enjoy your writing, and couldn’t resist finding out about “fluffy bunnies.” So happy to hear you are back on your feet, I’m sure that was not an easy three months for your family.

  23. Good luck on your blogging – and parenting – adventure!

  24. I love your byline (Parenthood, the glass half-full way)! Your sense of humor comes through wonderfully and makes it so fun to read your posts. My girlfriends and I have talked often about needing to write the “Motherhood Manual” that gives the real picture of parenting that isn’t shown on greeting cards or in Hallmark commercials. Talking (or writing) about it all makes us laugh at the things that made us want to cry or scream at the time. When we actually started writing it, we were laughing so much we couldn’t get more than a few chapters done. However, after reading your blog, I think I may need to start publishing it in bits as posts on my blog. It’s good to laugh.

  25. I love the sweet and humorous way you write. I also love that you’re in Romania! Romania is a place that is dear to both my husband’s and my heart. We both traveled there years ago to do missions work. I first noticed my husband and started taking interest in him, when he told me he was going to Romania that summer of 2004, when I had gone the previous year. Great blog!

  26. I love your outlook on life. As a new mommy of a 10 month old little girl I feel like I can learn a lot from your experiences. Thank you for being willing to share your thoughts and feelings with us. I look forward to following along.

  27. […] guest blogger Stacia from […]

  28. I’m REALLY hoping that you see this comment. I was sent to you via @lifeinromania as we are looking to possibly move to Cluj. I have 3 boys 3 and under and pretty darned terrified. Are there any posts that you might recommend I start with? Thanks so much! farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

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  30. I wanted to email you but don’t quickly see an email form/address. I love today’s post so, so very much. And what I mean by “I love it” is “I am weeping and thinking that, although there are places I would rather be, this moment is enough, and that I will be sharing the heck out of it tonight.” Thank you.

    • Thanks, Deborah. I know you understand the emotion behind the words all too well. We’ll weep together, if only virtually.

  31. Today you asked “Who makes you feel rich?”
    People who visit my blog and comment!
    Thanks for stopping by.
    I’m your newest follower…


  32. Such a lovely blog. Thank you.

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