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Teenagers are Basically Tall Toddlers

There are very few differences between teenagers and toddlers. I know this because I have one of each and let me tell you it is tricky parenting terrain. Nothing is messier than a teenage girl, except a four-year-old. Clothes and food everywhere; in bedrooms, backpacks, car seats, pockets. When you try to address the messiness […]

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The Gifts of the Mothers Before Me

In the hallway of our home hangs a note from my Grandma Ann. Reserved and preserved to celebrate an occasion in my life, it was carefully tucked away along with a handmade gift.  My special little piece of Grandma. Just her to just me, and it reads just like this: Saved for Emily Anne with […]

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The Great Bedroom Battle

“Won’t it be fun to share a bedroom with your sister?” Oh my, were we ever naïve when we first broached the room-sharing topic. Put two kids in a room, kiss them goodnight, and turn out the lights, right? Sure, there would be a few minutes of shenanigans, but then they would go to sleep, […]

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Parenting by Checklist

Parenting by Checklist

Summer will soon be upon us, and while I’m looking forward to spending more time with my kids, I’m also a little nervous about how we’ll all adjust to the new routine. If not for school schedules and the dreaded possibility of a tardy slip, my kids would gladly laze in their beds and dawdle over […]

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My Truth About Motherhood

My Truth about Motherhood

There are some things I wish that I would have known before becoming a mom.  There will be lots and lots and lots of poop. Potty training is way harder than it looks.  Stepping on a LEGO is worse than childbirth. You CAN function on a few hours of sleep.  There will be (a lot) […]

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