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Two Birthdays + Two Days = Infinity Tears

This past week was a busy one. Archie, my wily, little tough guy turned two and Oliver, my tender-hearted softie turned five. It was a week full of streamers and wrapping paper and Ninja Turtle cut outs and lots and lots of frosting. It was fun and carefree and silly and gut-wrenchingly bittersweet….

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How I’ve Survived Stepping Off Over 1,000 Cliffs

Most of you know by now, that I’m a naturally anxious person. I like things done a certain way; change is hard for me; I do not like the unknown. This isn’t a new development – I was an anxious kid too (more on that another day…) but what is…

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5 Ways I Won’t Lose Myself in Motherhood

I am sitting at my dining room table right now, while the raining pounds on our skylights and my boys play happily with their cousin, who is visiting for the morning. We’ve been bouncing from indoor activity to indoor activity since the boys woke up at 6am. We’ve colored, we’ve…

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But I’m Not Ready Yet!

My children are growing up. They told me it would happen, but I didn’t believe them. They told me there would be a day when their little heads stopped smelling like a sweet, freshly bathed baby and began smelling like sweaty little boy. A day when they didn’t need my help to…

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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Have More Kids
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7 Reasons I am Not Having Any More Children

We run a man-to-man defense in our house. Two kids. Two parents. Someone’s hitting? Dad takes the offender, Mom takes the victim. Neither one will go to sleep? Mom’s on soothing patrol, Dad cleans the kitchen. We call it the divide and conquer-ish method. It may not be perfect, but as…

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She’s a Doll

The Christmas before I turned four, my mom gave me a doll. It had tons of thick, dark hair, olive skin and the most perfect, hazel eyes I’d ever seen. She wore a light blue (or maybe it was pink…) button-up onesie and her eyes closed whenever she laid down. I loved…

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