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My Daughter’s (Future?) Sister

“My mommy’s not pregnant,” my daughter announced while FaceTiming with her grandfather one day. “Your mommy’s pregnant!!??!!” he excitedly replied, the connection interfering. “NOT pregnant!” my husband and I yelled in the background. This is a common occurrence in my life these days. Whenever my daughter sees a baby she likes to tell the mother […]

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Forever Loved, Never Forgotten

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, when we recognize and remember the twenty five percent of pregnancies that do not go full-term, and the babies who were taken from us far too soon. We remember and we feel the loss of our children. It doesn’t matter if there is a specific date marked on the calendar. It doesn’t […]

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Getting Through a Toddler Rough Patch

This morning I was woken up at exactly 6:23 by my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter whisper-shouting “I need my bottom wiped!”  A month ago I would have found this slightly endearing, as only a mother could; I would have laughed, followed her into the bathroom, and dutifully wiped her bottom. But this morning was different. This morning […]

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September State of Mind

Back to school season, as a parent, comes with all kinds of stress and commitments. As much as we long for it on those long days of summer, through the “I’m boreds” and the “what can we do todays,” it’s a supremely crazy time. We got used to not making lunches and not schlepping kids […]

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