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Closing the Book to the Baby Years

Last night we sold our baby furniture to make room for the “big kid” furniture. It was time to get rid of all the baby stuff since we no longer need it. We are done having kids. A young couple showed up to haul away the furniture that we once used to rock our babies to sleep, and […]

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Never Say Never

I remember the summer of 2005 like it was yesterday. I was 18 years old, and moving 335 miles from everything I ever knew. We packed up my dad’s Tahoe and headed east to St. Louis. I, like most college-bound freshmen, told myself I was never coming back. I had no idea how life can completely change what’s important.  I had […]

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Dear Younger Me

I’m thirty today.  Not twenty-nine and a half, not twenty-nine and three-quarters, not almost thirty—just thirty. I’m not telling you that I was born thirty years ago today so that you will celebrate my birth. I don’t want you to congratulate me on only turning thirty, and I don’t need you to tell me how young I am (I realize […]

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Conversations As They Grow

Being a mom of babies is hard. I remember thinking, “When he stops nursing and sleeps through the night this will be so much easier.”  Being a mom of toddlers is hard. They have so much energy, they throw fits and can’t tell you what they want all the time. It will be much easier when they […]

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Mommy’s Lifesavers

“I can’t live without it!” A common phrase uttered by nearly every 21st century mom when referring to her mommy “must-haves”. The items that keep her trucking along day after day, allowing her brain to function at maximum capacity (as allowed by babies and toddlers), and to keep her from having tantrums of her own.   As a mom of […]

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