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How To Celebrate Kids With December Birthdays

Ah December. Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, even National Eat an Apple Day. December is full of holidays. It’s a flurry of activity. Shopping, decorating, Santa visits, wrapping up the semester, visits from Grandma and Grandpa. It can all be a little overwhelming. And for a kid with a December birthday, it’s easy to […]

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Hello {Again} Small Town Life

Hello {Again} Small Town Life

How do you like being back in town?  Everyone has asked me this question since returning to our small home town. It has been a few months since we decided to say goodbye to the big city and I can’t say that this question has been easy to answer.  My typical response jokingly references the […]

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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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