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Dear Senior, It’s hard to let you go a little more, day by day, but be patient with me through this process...I’m trying. It’s hard watching you continue to grow, knowing you will be on your own...I’m trying. It’s hard reliving memories...
I grabbed a dish out of a cabinet and noticed the bowl that I had previously designated as the soaking bowl for bottles and breast pump parts was back in its rightful place, ready to be used again for...
My son will be turning two this month, and boy, am I getting a glimpse of what's to come! Every day he pronounces new words and masters a new skill. Every day we discover facets of his developing personality....
When your child does something that needs correcting, what words do you choose? As I’m entering my age of awareness, I’m becoming increasingly sticky with words because words matter. They carry with them an energy that’s directly conveyed to the recipient....
Today, my house is quiet. I almost forgot what that was like. My husband and his brothers took my 4-year-old out for the day, and it's just me and my baby girl. She is about to be one in...
Parenting has always seemed like a constant adjusting to shifting variables, most of them outside of your control. And to be frank, that's a pretty good crash course in life. I think this is why that initial drop into parenthood...
Life with a 20-month-old has been a perpetual lesson in adapting and going with the flow. From the get-go, this kid has zigged when we were expecting a zag. I was prepared for at least six months of trying before...
Let me paint a picture for you. I'm holding a newborn. My apartment is dark, and I'm sitting in a red bucket chair. I'm trying desperately to breastfeed, and it's just not working. The baby is wailing; she's making...
When the buzzer sounds to indicate the game is over, parents finish their conversations in the bleachers and slowly rising to greet their child on the court. “Great playing. Good game!” come the chants from the winning side. And...
The ability to power through is an internal switch that flips when you become a mom (along with the maternal instinct). But the word “power” implies strength and stamina. All of which have been declining for a while now,...

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