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From the Sleep Deprived Mommy of a Newborn Baby

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I hate waiting rooms. I always have. But today things are different. Today, for the first time in my entire life, I have come to appreciate waiting rooms.
You see, I gave birth a couple of weeks ago, and ever since the magical moment I held my baby in my arms, I have not had the chance to sleep for longer than 1.5 hours. That’s all I get to sleep before my baby wakes up again asking for more milk…. More

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A Weighty Issue

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They hadn’t seen each other in a while.

“Wow. You’re like, so much bigger than us,” says the girl to my daughter, standing with two other girls.

I wanted to jump in, to say something (anything?) to protect her, but I didn’t have to…. More

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5 Ideas for a Family Fun Weekend

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Whoever said that having kids would be easy, well, they probably weren’t speaking from experience. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a blessing and I love the little munchkins to bits, but when it comes to planning activities to tire the little monsters out, you can fairly quickly run out of fresh ideas…. More

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Resilient Doesn't Mean They're Fine

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I’m learning a lot about how (my) kids grieve and how very different and similar that can be compared to how I grieve as an adult. Truth is, their loss feels every bit as profound and traumatic to them, as it does to me, they just exhibit it so very differently sometimes. It’s important to understand this so we don’t sweep their grief under the rug, unintentionally dismissing their pain. We can’t assume they are fine because they look fine. We can’t watch them play or laugh and marvel at how “resilient kids are.” This isn’t fair and it isn’t accurate…. More

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