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and the Moms Who Live Here
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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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Prayers from a Mama’s Heart

I have been a mama for almost three years now, and have been a christian for nearly 24 years. As a christian, prayer has been a big part of my life but never has it been a tool I’ve used more than I do now that I’m a parent (especially in these recent toddler days). […]

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Past Due 101

The due date. The date you wait in anticipation for, for 9 long, extremely exciting/anxious/bloated months. Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows the estimated due date is THE DAY you count down to, the day that is engraved in your head, and the only time you get excited about food expiration dates! For me, […]

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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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I’m a Mom AND…

A couple years ago I overheard a two-sentence conversation that really stuck with me. It went like this: Person: “What do you do?” Other Person: “I do triathlons and I’m a mom.” Um, what. Who responds like that? Clearly the answer that should have been given was simply, “I’m a stay at home mom”, right? […]

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For This Child I Prayed

Today you drew me a picture, all scribbles and smudges. And I cried. I cried because, as your tiny fingers shoved this unrecognizable creation into my hands with a “dis one for you, mama,” I remembered a time when I wondered if little hands would ever draw humble masterpieces just for me. I remembered a […]

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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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