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We’re All Just Winging It

Upon leaving the hospital with their newborn, I think most people are astounded by the realization that they are now in charge of keeping another human being safe and alive. Oh sure we mamas had nine-ish months to wrap our minds around the idea, but nothing can really prepare you for that moment when you […]

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Learning to Live After The Loss of A Baby

Learning to live… learning is described as, ‘Knowledge acquired through experience, study, or being taught.’ Unfortunately in the case of losing a baby our knowledge is gained through experience. Experiencing every mother’s worst nightmare. When it happened to me, it was not even in the realm of possibilities and utterly shattered my soul. My brain […]

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I Don’t Cherish ALL The Moments

There’s a simple saying that has the power to send my mom guilt skyrocketing through the roof. “Cherish these moments.” The saying is innocent enough in itself, however sometimes instead of cherishing, I feel like I spend more days simply surviving.  It’s on these survival mode days that my parenting mantra seems to become “This […]

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When Do You Let Your Kids Quit?

My oldest daughter has been involved in a few different activities in her short 6 years. She’s still pretty young, so I think just exposing her to many options is a good idea to see what she might like to delve into more deeply as she gets older. Each time we set the goal that […]

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Measuring the First Year: Seasons of Love

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. Five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear. That’s how long my baby has been outside of my womb. No I didn’t do the math. Rent did it for me. But I’ve been singing it the past few days leading up to her first birthday. How is […]

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3 Things Your MFWA (Mom Friend With Anxiety) Wants You to Know

They live among us.  You may have come across one in your neighborhood, on the PTA with you, in your church small group,  or as another mom on your child’s soccer team.  They are sometimes quiet, sometimes talkative, sometimes funny, sometimes irritable, sometimes a great listener,  and pretty much in a constant state of worry.  Yes, I’m […]

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