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How Motherhood Changes as Your Kids Get Older

Tonight, I got frustrated at my 15 year old. He apologized for something he had done earlier but didn't understand why I was so upset. It was something to do with school work because lately I have been a little harder on him about getting things done and my expectations. He wants to go to college, and I want...
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Why this “18 Summers” nonsense has to go

For one too many times this summer on social media, I have seen the whole "We only have 18 summers" bit on memes and stuff. At first, I was like, yes, we need to cherish our time with our kids. Goodness knows, I am very aware of how short that time is.I have a 15-year-old now, and my youngest...
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When Mama Needs to Re-Fuel

None of us are perfect, and we all end up running on empty or losing our shit now and then. However, it is imperative to find ways to get back on track, to make us happy, to find balance, to move forward. Motherhood is not easy, and we are all doing the best we can
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To all the moms of young explorers

It is then that I need to remember that this stage is so short. She will not be like this forever. The world is so new to her still. She just wants to explore. She wants to see this beauty that I take for granted. She wants to see "treasures" and imagine that they are something super cool instead...
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What a Difference a Year Makes

I am not one who really likes the holidays, but this Christmas I am so thankful for the gifts that I have been given. Life is not perfect, and the past few chapters of it have not turned out the way I wished. However, tonight when I looked at the little cherubs surrounding me, I am reminded that my...
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The Great Beyond

My husband and I recently started trying to conceive again. As you may remember, I suffered a miscarriage last winter at 3 months. I wasn't sure that I wanted to try again so soon, even though I was told that the first six months are the most fertile. The experience zapped my confidence. It robbed me of a baby...
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