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When I Failed to Recognize his Anxiety

Dear sweet not-so-baby boy, I’m writing this letter to you as an apology. You are beyond a doubt the sweetest, most kind-hearted, gentle soul I have ever met. I’m so sorry for what I have done over your past 8 years, and I’m sorry for what I have not done. Kellen Thomas, you mean the […]

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A Daily Schedule: My Sanity is Worth It

Most days, I can guarantee some sort of routine in our household. Let’s be honest, I’m Type A and I function better with a set schedule and mama is gonna pass that on to her kids. I envy people that can fly by the seat of their pants and go with the flow. I try […]

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Prepping for our Fourth Baby

I’m due any day with Baby No. 4. Yep, I’m signing up for more years of diapers, sleep deprivation and squishy snuggles. Preparation for Baby No. 1 was full of unknowns, but I’m heading into No. 4 with a game plan and priorities. Sure, every baby is different, but a lot is the same. Repeated experience with […]

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Watch Your Mouth Around My Kid

Watch Your Mouth Around My Kid

I have a terrible potty mouth. Just filthy.  I’m an educated, intelligent, professional woman with an extensive lexicon. I’m able to expound prolifically using a plethora of words and phrases. And, sometimes, there is no more appropriate a word to use than a well-placed f-bomb. My family jokingly took bets as to what my son’s […]

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Great Introductions

My palms were sweaty, and I cleared my throat. It had seemed like a good idea, but now that the moment was here I felt the magnitude of the situation. Two people who had shaped how I view the world, who had impacted me so much, were about to meet. And I was the one […]

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Motherhood: A Playlist for Survival

This playlist was not inspired by Martina McBride, Celine Dion or Taylor Swift. These songs aren’t about the precious, snuggle-time, tender moments with your sweet squishy little newborn. Nope. This is for when you’re lonely, angry, tired, and covered in someone else’s boogery, slobbery, vomity poop. Let these songs remind you that you will get […]

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Always on Defense

Confession: I’m a bit on the defensive side. My husband would argue that I’m more defensive than most, but I think his opinion is biased. OK, so maybe it’s more than a bit. As humans, it’s only natural to want to defend ourselves from criticism or judgment. Being overly passive is seen as a flaw. No […]

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