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Guilty on Grandparents' Day

Guilty…on Grandparents’ Day

It’s Grandparents’ Day, the time of year where we are thankful for the extra people in our life or our kids’ lives.   My parents are absolutely amazing grandparents and I don’t know what we’d do without them.  But this holiday actually makes me feel guiltier each year. Don’t get me wrong. My extended family on […]

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sleep

Who Needs Sleep?!?

Anyone else feel like they will never sleep again?? Between pregnancy insomnia, newborn feedings, crazy busy days, and the months (possibly years) until your baby sleeps through the night, sleeping well can seem like a distant memory. Most of the time exhaustion is my new normal these days, but every once in a while, usually […]

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POSTPARTUM ANXIETY

The Evil Stepsister We Rarely Talk About — Postpartum Anxiety

The below post was submitted by guest contributor, Ashlee Rahmlow.  Thank you, Ashlee, for writing about your experience with Postpartum Anxiety, and, for offering support for so many others.  Please read more about Ashlee at the bottom of this post.   The first time crashed through me like a freight train.  It took my breath […]

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A Homeschool Mom's School Bus Envy

A Homeschool Mom’s School Bus Envy

Everyday from August to June, I see it drive by. Envy stirs within me and the longing for peace and quiet hit. Dreams of what life would be like if my kids weren’t with me all day long pass through my mind. I picture a clean house, shopping whenever I wish, and the ability to […]

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Participation Trophy

My Daughter’s First Trophy…For Participating

My daughter was born 4 years ago.  Her first summer was spent rolling around on the floor as her mama cheered on Team USA in the London Olympics.  She was a perfect baby, tall and lean.  My husband and I joked every night about whether she would be an Olympic Volleyball star or a center […]

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I Thought She Had It All Together

I Thought She Had It All Together

Filling in the Blanks My father-in-law once told me a story about driving behind a car carrying what appeared to be a beautiful woman.  He saw long flowing brown hair, and his mind filled in the blanks.  He completed the picture of what would undoubtedly be a gorgeous woman.  After speeding up to confirm how […]

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