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Motherhood is difficult. I thought it was hard with one child, and then we went and did it again. Baby number two just joined the family. We are only a month in as a family of four, however the...
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One of the last things my mother said to me before she died is that I was a good mom. I hold on to this thought when things become unhinged. By that, I mean, when I become unhinged. Before...
My new little one likes me (she really likes me), and she is our last baby. As a result, I spend much of the day carrying her around in one arm while attempting to do all of the things...
Seven years ago, I gave birth to a sweet little boy in the middle of summer. A very hot summer. We spent our days trying to stay cool and our nights pacing the sidewalks as I attempted to lull...
Dear Mama of a Very Little Baby, I see you walking your fussy baby around the block. Again and again. And then again. I see the light in your window at 3:37 a.m. I saw it last night too....
While I do not yet consider myself a seasoned mom, I also no longer feel like a new mom, either. Grateful for the growing confidence I project (most days), I smile when I reflect on the early months of motherhood;...
We are blessed. As parents, we are so lucky to have these little people who look up to us. They are cute and adorable and take our breath away. Their button noses and adorable eyes make my heart melt....

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