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trouble

Don’t Forget to Laugh

Will this mom thing ever get easier? Nope. Not easier. Just different. I’ve cracked the code, friends. Basically through each stage, your problems just move to a different area of your house. Trouble has somehow gotten ahold of your blueprints, and uses it as a map. For me, trouble began in my twin boys’ bedroom. […]

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Teaching Kids to Finish Well

Teaching Kids to Finish Well

There is much hope in any beginning, and a new school year is filled with many. In order to see those hopes realized in my family, we are all ready talking about the end of the school year and how to finish well. I am asking my little learners what they want to be able to say […]

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middle school

A Letter to My 6th Grade Daughter

My Dearest Sweet Pea,    I’m thankful you still let me call you that. I’m not sure if one day you’ll resist but for today we still embrace it. You are about to enter into 6th grade. Middle school. These years, for many, are simply the years we say, “we survived.” Middle school years are […]

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first birthday

The Trepidation of Turning One

It only happens once in a child’s life. The great first birthday. There’s something about ‘one’ that gets us parents in a fervor. Turning one isn’t just the first real birthday we can celebrate with a party, it’s also the milestone that says, ‘You did it! You kept your kid alive for one whole year!’ […]

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