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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Sending Your Baby Off To School

Sending Your Baby Off To School

I can only begin to imagine how I’ll feel when my girls are old enough to start school. For now, I am flooded with the thoughts of parents around me. After pouring so much of yourself into your child the past four or five years, it is such a transition to think about sending them […]

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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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Back to School

Back To School – From a Teacher’s Perspective

There’s a funny saying that goes around each year.  June is like Friday, July is our Saturday and August is a long Sunday night!  This is definitely true. The business of August is something that shows that school is right around the corner.   Families are squeezing in one last vacation and school supplies are […]

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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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