Where’d My Baby Go?

I’ve asked myself this question many times over the past eleven years. It was always more out of wonderment until now … The first time was right after he really started walking and then stopped walking to start running – his preferred method of movement at the time. Then there was the two times when […]

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My kids DON’T NEED a HOT mom

The recent HOT topic about the mom who posted a picture showing off her post-babies bod has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. The changes my body is going through while being pregnant with my third child, to both my joy and dismay, have brought her story to my attention again. In […]

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A Friend of the Kansas City Zoo

Growing up, my family took one trip every year to the Kansas City Zoo. That was about all my parents could take of walking a half-mile to see a lion from one hundred yards away! On top of that, the trips were always hot and exhausting. I remember wishing my legs would fall off so […]

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Thirteen Weeks

I started the day seated on our toddler-sized potty chair and puking into the cold toilet. The bright side? My two-and-a-half-year-old’s buns have been nowhere near the strategically placed chair, so it’s been unused (and we can pretend, germ-free) for over a year now. Apparently, my already-pooching tummy hadn’t gotten the memo that we’re at […]

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The Need to Refuel

Women, specifically mothers, are like cars. We need fuel in order to run properly. It doesn’t matter if you’re a smart car, an affordable car, or a luxury car: you need fuel. Now, you may or may not have ever experienced what happens when you’ve ignored the dropping needle or the indicator light that means […]

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Back to School, Again …

While August is long gone and the excitement of the first day of school is over for traditional students, I am preparing for my second week of class. Going back to school was something I once imagined would mean returning to earn a master’s degree; perhaps in some distant day, it WILL mean that … but […]

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Teaching Thankfulness

Last night, as I was tucking my son into bed, I asked him what he was thankful for.  The conversation went like this: Me: Let’s say our prayers. What are you thankful for today? M: I’m thankful that I’m a leaf expert. Me: A leaf expert? M: Yep, I’m thankful that I’m a leaf expert. […]

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Thank You For Raising My Son

There are many people that will greatly influence the lives of your kids – teachers, neighbors, grandparents, etc. While all of those are important in my son’s life, the person that rises to the top isn’t among that list. No, the person who has meant the most to him was another one of his moms; […]

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