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I Hit the Jackpot

My grandma used to tell me the best stories about her friends. I would sit in my grandpa’s rocking chair and listen to the phone ring. My grandmother would say hello and start laughing before she even got her first word out. I rocked back and forth and sipped my coffee as I watched her […]

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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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Mommy Mantra: I Am

We’ve all had these days (or weeks, or months,) where in the midst of changing diapers, sick babies, cleaning up the house for the ten thousandth time that day, incessant whining, and the everyday, sometimes mundane, tasks, that we begin to say to ourselves “I’m just a mom.” But momma, hear me out: You are SO […]

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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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I’m Sorry

I’m sorry, my sweet girl. I’m sorry that I don’t have the patience I want to have for you. I have never been a patient person, and though I can see that you are teaching me, I am still not where I want to be. You have been sick, teething (molars, to be exact,) and chock […]

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A Love Letter to My Difficult Child

My dear difficult child, Though he hasn’t been with us long, it is pretty clear that your brother is the “easy” baby. To be honest, having little experience with babies before you, I didn’t really know you were a difficult child in the midst of your babyhood, but I see it now. I see it […]

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Finding the Chaotic Peace

I remember being one of those people before I had kids. A child would act out in a public, whether it be a restaurant, a grocery store or church, I didn’t care: my child was not going to act out like yours. Fast forward 4 years – I am in sweatpants because it’s pretty much […]

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