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community

Community Matters

I’m tired of “Stranger Danger.” We are raising a bunch of little people that are scared. Scared of all the people they don’t know. I’m not doing it! Yes, I know *gasp* I am calling into question the notion of “stranger danger.” But, this is not actually revolutionary, I’m just saying it again. Most people are good and […]

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time

What Will You Do with the Time?!

My kids are now both in school. Full time. All day. And by full time, I mean six hours. Which is enough time to do exactly 78% of each job that I currently hold. Housekeeper, chauffeur (via bike, I do live in Portland after all), personal chef to the stars my family, parent, and volunteer extraordinaire at […]

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olympics

Winning the Mom Olympics

The XXXI Summer Olympics are upon us. The world’s greatest athletes are gathering in Rio de Janeiro to display their best and compete for the coveted gold medals. Eight weeks into summer, I feel like we have our own Olympic games taking place. The flexibility of unstructured days is enjoyed, as is the spontaneous nature. However, there are […]

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speech-delayed

I Miss My Speech-Delayed Child

Raising a speech-delayed child is very challenging. It is so much more than just getting them on the same level as other children. It can be failing to get through to them or them failing to get through to YOU, causing them to act out. Some people have graced these clusters of undesirable behavior with the title of […]

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this motherhood

Finding Joy in the Moments of This Motherhood

Sometimes I get lost in the mundane of this motherhood. I literally lose myself. There’s all the laundry and meal planning, the owies and hugs, the loud screeching of “M-o-o-o-o-m!” It’s hard to find the right balance between servant and drill sergeant, and I worry I’ll never fully be that loving, inspiring mother I always dreamed I would be. And it’s all a bit surreal, isn’t it? This motherhood? You’re holding on as you’re letting go. […]

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