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Before becoming a parent, it never really occurred to me that one of the many feelings I would experience as a parent would be heartbreak. I pictured heart-pounding love, unexplainable joy, and overwhelming responsibility. If I pictured having any...
I saw these words on the cover of a magazine and thought of how unrealistic this title was. Even if the article perfectly described what the author thought of as a perfecting parenting style for them, it might not...
  When I became a new mom in 2008, I had only lived in my new house in a new town for about four months. I worked and had colleagues and mentors in my social circles, but none of them...
Dyslexia…it has been the root of so many sleepless nights, arguments with just about everyone: my husband, my kids, their schools. It’s exhausting.  The good news is that there really is a light at the end of the tunnel.  The...
My husband and I were on our first extended vacation in 6 years without our daughter when he decided he wanted to play a game of dodge ball with some other adults. I (being 6 months pregnant at the time)...
In April, Caroline and I flew to Texas for my best friend’s wedding. At 11 months, it was Caroline’s first time on a plane, and my first time taking her on a trip by myself. Being the Type A...
I'm a firm believer that friendships, when they are mutually beneficial, are one of life’s sweetest ways of filling your soul with happiness. But being a busy mom and a great friend is pretty tough. I realized early on...
As a mom who works outside the home, I find that I’m incredibly protective of my free time with my daughter.  For the past year, our 18 month old has gone to sleep within an hour of getting home from...
You remember volunteering to go to the grocery store just so you could eat a rainbow cookie while waiting for your deli meat. You REFUSE to call Ukrop's Martin's and you would never shop there on a Sunday (and...
I have three beautiful, wonderful children. After our third was born, I knew that our biological family was complete. She has so much life within her. She is bold and vibrant and absolutely adorable. I often tell people that I'm thankful she...
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