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Author Archive | Maggie Poole

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My Pet Peeve – The Mom Shush

OK, before you begin reading too much of this post, I’m going to start off by stating, that these are my personal thoughts. I warn you because what I’m about to say goes against every political correctness seminar you’ve taken. My biggest pet-peeve as a medically needy mom is when someone IGNORES the obvious. If […]

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The Day I Became A Mother

  The day I met my son is a little different than the fairy-tale birth story you see in the movies. My husband and I had just finished our certification to become foster parents on Monday when we received a call  on Thursday that there was a baby in the NICU that needed a family […]

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Birthdays Are For Celebrating Life!

Everyone’s birthday is a big deal, but as a special needs mom, my son’s birthday is just a little bit extra special to me! If you have read, my other post on this site, you’ll know I have the honor to be Nate’s mom! When he turned one, I had a huge Winter-ONE-derland birthday party […]

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Gotcha Day

Three years ago today, I officially became the mom of two boys! Everyone’s journey to motherhood is different and each child’s story is unique. I’m going to focus on my middle child Nathan’s story as I celebrate his “Gotcha day” today! In March 2012, my husband and I became certified foster parents, and two days […]

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Bedtime Enforcer

When it comes to parenting, I’m pretty laid back about most things, but when it comes to bedtime, there is no negotiation at my house. I am not here to judge other parents routines because I  feel like bedtime and sleep is unique for every child. Bedtime at our house is 7:00 all the time. […]

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