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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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To The Strangers Who Feel It’s Necessary to Point Out the Obvious

Somewhere in recent history it apparently became acceptable to say completely inappropriate things to the mom out in public with kids. I assume this happened around the same time it apparently became acceptable to say stupid things like, “you look like you’re about to pop!” and “are you SURE you’re not having twins?” to pregnant women. […]

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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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I’m Not a “Crunchy” Mom Anymore

When I had my first son, I was such a warrior of truth. I researched–to the bone–all things related to childbirth, pregnancy, and baby. I had my cloth diapers ready. I was committed to a 100% natural delivery and breastfeeding. I  only allowed my baby to have organic food. I only used handmade and clean […]

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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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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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The Ode to the Angry Mom

You woke up from a night of haphazard sleep. There was no hesitation in your toddler’s voice as he demanded breakfast, and then threw a fit as you made eggs instead of a PB&J. Your baby clawed at your legs and cried as you quickly put breakfast on the table. It was too hot. The […]

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