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I Already Miss It

“Mama! What do you fink!?” My toddler son sprang to his feet after buckling his shoes on the wrong feet, completing his outfit. At that moment, I wanted to freeze him. His proud smile, and chubby hands perched on his hips, his little blue glasses, dinosaur shirt, and mismatched socks… “You look amaaaazing!” I said. Our […]

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My baby is growing up!
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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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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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How Old it TOO Young The Free Range Parenting Debacle

How Old is TOO Young: The Free Range Parenting Debacle

I sat in complete bewilderment this past January and again a few weeks ago, as I read about the Maryland couple who allowed their 10 & 6 year old children to walk to the park by themselves and now have to deal with Child Protective Services for “substantiated” child neglect.  Neglectful parenting?  Does no one remember getting to […]

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