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Starting over

STARTING OVER

When I became pregnant with our 3rd child, I was often met with a question regarding starting over.  Our kids were turning 8 and 6 and people couldn’t understand why we would start all over.  They would bluntly ask the question and follow up with “was this planned or an accident?”  Sometimes they didn’t even […]

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SOME ADVICE ON ADVICE

Nothing in life seems to invite unsolicited advice more than having kids. It starts the moment we announce a pregnancy. The floodgates open and suddenly everyone has an opinion and some “friendly” advice about how to handle stretchmarks, bloating, names, and nursery colors.  Everything. It doesn’t stop once the baby is out either. If nothing, […]

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DEAR APATHETIC TEENAGE DAUGHTER

Dear hormonally charged, apathetic, roller coaster emotioned daughter, Every time you roll your eyes at me, I picture them rolling onto the floor like bouncy balls, and yet, they are still staring at me….rolling..rolling..rolling…. When you yell at me irrationally it takes everything in me to not yell back irrationally. Your constant need to have the last […]

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Be an encourager

CHEERLEADERS

Having children is one of the greatest blessings and one of the most challenging roles we face.  For me I was so consumed with being “mom” that over time I felt like I was beginning to lose my identity.  It is easy to feel isolated when your days consist of diapers and Disney movies.  That […]

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DARE TO DREAM

Do you have a dream? I’m not talking about hoping your newborn sleeps through the night or dreaming of the day your toddler finally goes in the potty. (Although those can be valid aspirations as well.) I’m actually referring to your own personal hopes and dreams. Is there something you’ve always wanted to pursue, but […]

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FREE VALENTINE’S DAY TAGS

This post was republished with permission from Becca at Who Arted. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And, if you’re like me, you’re looking for cute Valentines that won’t break the bank! Well, look no further, I have exactly what you need! I created ten different Valentine’s Day tags to go with different types […]

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