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I Need a Tough Boy

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I have two little guys. There are currently 5 and 2 years old. Their baby sister is 6 months old.   Ever since our first son was born, there has been an emphasis that he NEEDS to be tough. Not necessarily...
I refer to myself as an 80's mom. My kids are young – 4 years and 19 months. I’m not sending them out into the neighborhood and not letting them back in until sunset, but I am attempting to...
To my precious baby girl on your first birthday: How is it possible that a year has passed since you entered this world? It feels like yesterday that the doctor put you on my chest, and your daddy shocked us...
Have you ever heard people talk about the kids that never stop? The ones, when they are awake, you can't blink? The "curious" ones? The "wild" ones? I gave birth to one, and my life has never been the...
I am a summer gal, y’all. Maybe it was growing up in the relentless Louisiana heat that forced me into such a love affair. I need the sun. The shorts and tanks and late sunsets. The pretty, brightly painted toenails...
Good Morning! It is 7:30 a.m. and I hear his little giggle. The sight of our dog causes him to let out a squeal of excitement and the day begins. I fix my coffee in preparation. By 8:00 a.m. sharp he...
Hello February. I can’t believe you and I meet again so soon. A year ago during the beginning of your month, I was on bed rest awaiting my due date, February 16th, for my baby boy. Three days from...
We bragged too early. After giving birth, I returned to work when Aeris was four months old. She began sleeping for six hours straight through the night, out of the blue. I continued to read articles and check her...
“Soak it all in, you’ll miss this!” I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard this phrase since becoming a mother. But if I’m being honest, it offends me sometimes! I am dealing with the toddler phase right now...

Gift Guide for a Tyrant

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Gifts. Everyone wants to buy gifts for my kids. They want to shower them in love, that’s cool and all until they ask for gift ideas. Because this adorable angel is actually an undercover tyrant and here’s what...
A wonderful mama recently wrote about contradictions in parenting. As I read it, I was nodding my head and silently screaming YES! EXACTLY! If you are like me (and countless other women in this world), you hoped and prayed for the...
Shortly after Christmas, I found myself at an indoor play place trying to let my kids burn off some energy. It had been raining constantly for the past two weeks and we were utterly stir-crazy. I sent the kids...

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