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Bonding with my Preemie

Every mom-to-be hears about “the instant bond” she’ll have with her baby from the second the pregnancy test is positive. Parents love to say things like, “It’s a love like you’ve never known,” “It’s overwhelming,” and “It was love at first sight.” I Googled “mother baby bond” and got 1,350,000 search results. Clearly this is […]

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Poke”Mom” Go

Finding ourselves on the back end of a 1,000 mile move to Charleston, where the only person that we knew was our realtor, was a bit overwhelming.  The thing is, people do that everyday.  I’ve moved a lot in my life, but mostly within a 30-mile radius.  This was different.  I left my career, family, […]

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ANNUAL PERFORMANCE

Annual Performance Review

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost one year since I completely changed careers. It was the third career change for me in 14 years. I began in sports marketing, jumped to church youth work, and in August of 2015, I set about the task of scaling Mt. Stay-At-Home-Mother. (I’m still climbing.) At my previous […]

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The Outtakes

Today was a mess of errands. Hither, there, and yonder. My youngest is potty training, so when we were at home he was naked, and when we went out he was in training pants. We carted the oldest to and from camps, got some groceries, met a guy about a thing, bought stamps and looked for chairs […]

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GUEST

Rosemary’s Smile

A huge smile beamed across the room of our Babygarten library circle, and a gentle soul with blond hair looked up at me.  My friend Danielle introduced me to Rosemary, commenting that “she always has the best smile.”  She was right.  It was one of the brightest smiles that I had ever seen.  When she […]

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Stop Encouraging My Kid

Stop Encouraging My Kid to Eat All That Sugar!

My husband was making dinner when we heard the typical “I don’t want that” comment from my 4.5-year-old when she heard what was for dinner. I was curious what Addison would choose for dinner, so I asked! She thought for a moment and happily replied, “I would choose pasta with sprinkle cheese (it’s what we […]

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HOMEMADE FUN

Homemade Fun for a Homebound Toddler

And just like that, my Macey decided that she wanted to potty train. She doesn’t have a huge vocabulary for a 22-month old, but it is now growing faster than her body.  This kind of decision takes major focus for anyone, much less someone who cannot stand to sit around.  I had a few Spoleto […]

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