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The Other Side of the Camera

I felt the knot in my throat grow as I choked it down and held back tears, tears of exhaustion, of long sleepless nights, of tantrums, of self-doubt. Below me I watched my one-year-old daughter play with a book, studying each page, muttering sounds as if reading. Books are her favorite. This afternoon though, I […]

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Murphy’s Law: I Hate That Guy

I have very distinct memories of being an angst-ridden adolescent and asking my mother why some real or perceived injustice had occurred. She would smile – maybe smirk – and quip, “Murphy’s Law.” Man, I hated Murphy. It’s so easy to believe that if we do all the right things and plan ahead, then everything […]

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Yep, My Toddler Still Has a Pacifier

I’ve heard all of the tips: “Cut the end off, then he won’t want it anymore.” “Let him throw it away himself. He will be fine!” “Just tell him it got lost. He will forget about it.” I’ve read the articles on how to get rid of it, talked to our pediatrician and other mamas […]

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