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The Death of a Dream

As little girls, many of us picture growing up and meeting the man of our dreams, starting a family, and living a happily-ever-after kind of life. Sure, as we become grown-ups we realize that nothing is perfect. There are arguments, grumpy moods, tough times. But we read parenting books and schedule date nights with our […]

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Mama Needs Some Sleep

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever get a full night’s sleep again. Bedtime at our house is hard. It’s been hard since we had our first child nine years ago. Our son was the baby with colic, who, to my recollection, didn’t sleep through the night for the first time until he was nine months […]

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Baby Sign Language :: How I Got My Baby to Stop Screaming at Me

 I’ve seen it so many times: baby or toddler, overwhelmed by the situation and unable to communicate his or her thoughts and feelings to the parent or care-taker, commences to screaming and sobbing. Maybe they throw in some pointing or babbling, but more than likely it is just screaming. The parent or care-taker tries desperately […]

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Takin’ One For The Team! :: My Story of Getting My Tubes Tied

Takin’ one for the team! That was my motto when it came to getting my tubes tied (or tubal ligation, if you want to get technical). It was long understood (by me, at least!) that when we were finished having kids, of course my husband would be the one getting snipped. After all, I’ve gone […]

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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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