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10 Things I’m Giving Up as a Mom

Early on in motherhood, I started to feel a sense of mourning.  There were so many things that I felt pressure to give up, just so that I would fit the “mom” mold.  They weren’t necessary to leave behind in order to be a responsible parent, they were just things that I felt made me […]

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Until recently, I would have categorized my son as a mama’s boy.  I don’t say that in a derogatory way.  Instead, it’s something I’ve cherished over the past year and a half. Our bond wasn’t perfect from the very beginning.  He struggled with breast feeding, and it wasn’t the precious bonding experience that I was […]

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Parenting Lessons From My Mom

On Christmas Day, my worst nightmare happened.  It started as a cancelled Christmas morning at my parents’ house due to what we thought was the flu.  It ended with a phone call from my Father that I’ll never be able to erase from my memory. “Mom died.” My mother was not battling terminal illness.  She […]

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Super-Dad, Super-Husband

Thirty years ago, today, the man who would one day become my husband and the father of my child was born.  I’ve only been fortunate enough to know him for twenty percent of his life, but its been an eventful twenty percent. Prior to meeting Charlie, I often wondered if I would end up getting […]

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