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My Road to Motherhood Was Long, But So Worth It

“Should you start putting a towel or something underneath the sheets in case your water breaks while in bed?” my husband nervously asked. (Insert big eye role from an overly pregnant me.) “No,” I simply stated. “I’ve read that the chances of your water just spontaneously breaking are actually really small. Only in the movies […]

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In Defense of the #Boymom

Lately I’ve seen a lot of hating on the “Boy Mom” hashtag.  Moms looking for solidarity by using #boymom or #boymomproblems seem to be met with criticism of stereotyping, accusations of excluding girls, and moms who have girls (or moms of both girls and boys).   I am sick of this. I’ll be the first to […]

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A Letter To My Last Baby

Dear little one, You’ve turned one, and you aren’t a baby anymore, but I want you to know that you will always be my baby. Your brothers will always be my babies, too, but you are different because you are the last baby. In your first year, time has moved both slowly and quickly. I’ve […]

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How Having a Toddler Prepared Me to Teach High School

Eight years ago this December, I graduated college with the intentions of teaching high school English. Life happened, and well, teaching DIDN’T happen. I took a corporate job (or three), moved multiple times, got married and started a family. So, pregnant with my second child last year and ready to really lay down roots, I […]

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