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That Mom :: Never Say Never

It is official, I have turned into that mom. You know, the ones who say the phrase “I will never”?  Several years later, those “not evers” turn into quite frequent occurrences. Its a dark day my mother warned me would come, and here we are.   I was a very young, naive 20 year old […]

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Strangers Fed My Son for a Year

It is super fitting and kind of ironic (don’tcha think?) that I am pouring the last bag of breast milk into a bottle for my sixteen-month-old son today. You see, a year ago yesterday, I found out I had breast cancer. A few weeks later, I had to stop breastfeeding my then five month old, […]

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What it Means to Never Have a Daughter

“Its another boy!” I can still hear the surprise and slight disappointment in my sister’s voice as she announced the gender of my third-born child. I was already Mom to two precious boys, and this new babe was now solidifying my status as a “boy mom”. To be honest, I had never even considered the fact that […]

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Parenting is like a marathon, with joy and hurdles along the way.

Parenting is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

On a blustery December morning, I completed my third marathon. After feeling great the first half of the race, I started to fade and had to keep my mind busy to get me across the finish line. I began reflecting on my first full year of marathon training and what I could do differently, better next year. I also thought a […]

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