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Dear Future Self: A Mother’s Prayer

Dear Future Self, Please tell me that we get through this - this messy, sticky, sleep-deprived, ordinary chaos. Tell me that someday, I will drink coffee again for pleasure, not survival. Reassure me that I will go to bed someday at 10 pm and not wake up until my alarm goes off in the morning.… Continue reading Dear Future Self: A Mother’s Prayer

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An End of an Era: Mourning the Loss of Nap Time

It is an end of an era. We are officially swimming in uncharted waters. Elsie has said "so-long" to nap time. Abruptly. Whole-heartedly. Exuberantly. Like everything else she does in life. I say these are "uncharted waters" because Zoe, at four-and-a-half, has yet to give up her nap. The girl loves to sleep. Each afternoon,… Continue reading An End of an Era: Mourning the Loss of Nap Time

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The Pre-Baby Dress: Body Image, Raising Daughters and Being Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Last week I wore a dress that had been languishing in the back of my closet. This particular dress had made the cut after my closet purge. I'm not sure why I kept it, besides the fact that it's a pretty dress. Perhaps because it represents my pre-baby body. Probably because I have been hoping… Continue reading The Pre-Baby Dress: Body Image, Raising Daughters and Being Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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Solo Parenting When Your Spouse Travels for Work: 5 Tips to Survive

It's no secret that Jeff travels quite a bit for work. It was one of the requirements for his job position. From day one, we always knew that work travel would be part of our lives.  When asked in his interview if he would be willing to travel for work, the answer was an emphatic… Continue reading Solo Parenting When Your Spouse Travels for Work: 5 Tips to Survive

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Forty Days and Forty Nights: The End of Lent and Living Without TV

Another Lent season is under our belts, folks. For those of you just jumping in, our family decided to give up TV (including movies, Netflix, etc...) for the forty days of Lent. I am here to say that we have survived. In some ways, living without TV was easier than expected. The benefits were staggering.… Continue reading Forty Days and Forty Nights: The End of Lent and Living Without TV