Author Archive | Lisa Moore

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For the Last Time

“There’s a last time for everything,” crooned Brad Paisley from my satellite radio. I immediately set an alert for the song, being a fan of both Brad Paisley and intentional, meaningful songwriting. I didn’t realize the first time I heard this song earlier this summer how it would be the perfect soundtrack to this phase […]

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The Reflux Rundown

 – 20 minutes elevated after a feeding is 20 minutes. Not 15, not 19, but TWENTY WHOLE MINUTES.  Don’t think you can cheat on this.  You will be sorely mistaken.  – Don’t you dare move that baby at all during those 20 minutes so that their head drops below their body level unless you want […]

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Everyone Has a Breaking Point

  I remember the day so vividly.  Sitting in my doctor’s office, saying “I just can’t do it anymore.  Everything makes me mad.  EVERYTHING.  And if I’m not mad, I’m crying, or I have no feeling whatsoever.”  It was all or nothing – extremes.  “I’m mad at my toddler when she does normal toddler things.  […]

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When Heaven Knocks

  I lost my maternal grandfather 6 weeks before I married my husband in 2012, on the day I was supposed to have my bridal portraits taken. To say that we were close was an understatement. My granddad was unable to work due to a heart condition, so he was my babysitter from the time […]

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My Baby Is Growing Up

I can’t recall the exact moment where I first noticed the difference. But today, while you were falling asleep for your nap, the nap where you asked me to lay down with you, I looked at your peaceful face and saw a child. Not a baby. Yes, you have the same curly hair and thick, […]

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Colic Changed Our Lives

As a new mom, everything is scary and overwhelming. Blame it on hormones, blame it on being thrust into a full-time job that no amount of babysitting, being a sibling, or reading can prepare you for, blame it on sleep deprivation, blame it on the phase of the moon, whatever suits your logic. But you […]

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My Daughter Is Not a Snowflake; She Is a Lightning Bolt

My daughter is not a snowflake. She is a lightning bolt. This has nothing to do with political affiliation, religious stance, or anything of the like. My husband and I are raising our daughter to be tough and independent, with leadership skills and just enough sass to keep things interesting. She won’t be the little […]

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Mommy Mantra: I Am

We’ve all had these days (or weeks, or months,) where in the midst of changing diapers, sick babies, cleaning up the house for the ten thousandth time that day, incessant whining, and the everyday, sometimes mundane, tasks, that we begin to say to ourselves “I’m just a mom.” But momma, hear me out: You are SO […]

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Calm the Heck Down!

I have always been an anxious person. It is in my Type A/OCD nature. I’m a planner. I make lists, map out the best routes for vacations, and research restaurants. Sure, I like my dose of spontaneity once in a while, but I thrive with order. Chaos makes me lose my mind. I am also […]

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I’m Sorry

I’m sorry, my sweet girl. I’m sorry that I don’t have the patience I want to have for you. I have never been a patient person, and though I can see that you are teaching me, I am still not where I want to be. You have been sick, teething (molars, to be exact,) and chock […]

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