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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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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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From Co-Sleeping to the Big Boy Bed

I never expected to be a co-sleeping family. Really. I remember seeing some article about it in the pre-kids era, and thinking…. “weird.” I had every expectation of lowering my angel carefully into his comfy–but not too comfy because sleep safety and all–crib, playing some gentle music, hitting the lights, and enjoying my evening of […]

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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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