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Dear Kindergarten Graduate

Dear Kindergarten Graduate:

Dear Kindergarten Graduate,  The end of the year is here and in just a few days you will finish your first year of Elementary School and graduate Kindergarten.  My mama heart is sad because in a blink this year is over.  The road to Kindergarten wasn’t easy. You cried the first two weeks of school, […]

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Dear Daughters…..

For the first few years of my kids’ lives I felt like a bad mother for not wanting to sit down and make gigantic scrapbooks full of my kids’ baby photos. I am not the mom that scrapbooks or collages (or anything crafty for that matter). Not my speed. I wouldn’t consider myself the “Susie home-maker” type. I […]

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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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You’re a Good Mom

When days are filled with sippy cups, drop offs, pick ups, dinner, stories and a mad dash to bed time, I never stop and think about what kind of parent I’ve become. The days are long, but the weeks are short, and my once tiny baby is flourishing as a sweet, funny, independent toddler. Did […]

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Dear Mom,

I’ve realized there is a lot I didn’t know. First of all, I didn’t know how hard it is to be a mom. I didn’t know how exhausting it is to chase after a toddler or wake up all night with a breastfeeding baby. I didn’t know I could worry so much about someone so small. […]

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Babysitters: The Struggle Is Real

Finding and keeping a babysitter. The struggle is real. (See how I used hip, teen lingo there? I try to connect with babysitters by speaking their language.)  Hunting for a babysitter is surprisingly, challenging. Some people are hilariously secretive about their sitters. You sometimes hesitate to trust younger teenagers, but the older ones have the […]

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