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My Last Baby is One

My Last Baby is ONE!

I laid my baby girl, my third child, my LAST one, to sleep for the last time as an infant. Today she is a big girl. She is walking and signing and throwing full-on toddler tantrums as a ONE-YEAR-OLD. All of the many milestones this year have been so different. When they said girls are […]

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Holding Onto Baby

Holding onto Baby

I have three beautiful, wonderful children. After our third was born, I knew that our biological family was complete. She has so much life within her. She is bold and vibrant and absolutely adorable. I often tell people that I’m thankful she came last because she is such a handful, and I really needed the […]

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Summer Parenting

How Summertime Can Motivate Us to Keep Our Eyes on the Goal of Parenting

Summer is here, and our thoughts and expectations go to what we long for summers to be: Sips of tea on a hot day— Sitting by the pool— Lingering in the evenings catching fireflies— Listening to thunderstorms roll through— Vacations— Good books to read— Summer concerts in the park— and Long lazy days. But too […]

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The Experiences of a Mother's Heart

The Experiences of a Mother’s Heart

Before becoming a parent, it never really occurred to me that one of the many feelings I would experience as a parent would be heartbreak. I pictured heart-pounding love, unexplainable joy, and overwhelming responsibility. If I pictured having any negative feelings at all, they could simply be summed up as fear, anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion. […]

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bad mama banana bread

Bad Mama Banana Bread

This isn’t the kind of mom I want to be. The realization hit me hard as I balanced uncomfortably on my hands and knees, scrubbing the last remnants of sticky goo from our tiled kitchen floor. My 4-year-old son had found me in the kitchen earlier that afternoon when he was supposed to be having […]

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The Reality of Being a Young Mom

The Reality of Being a Young Mom

It’s a Saturday night, and most of my other 21-year-old friends are heading out for the evening. Meanwhile, back at my house, my 2-year-old just tore her dirty diaper off in a fit of defiance and is running around the house naked. I try not to laugh as I put her in timeout and clean […]

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