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You Don’t Have to Cherish the Moments

As a new mom, you hear a lot of cliches. As a mom of twins, I got a lot of, “Bless your hearts,” and the understated, but equally unhelpful, “Wow, your hands sure are full!” every time I left the house. The grocery store was my own personal hell. I would have one twin screaming […]

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The Hand Turkey: A Rite of Passage

We all have had those moments—and I think they are different from person to person—where we finally “feel” like a mom. For some people, it’s the first time they bring their beautiful baby home. For some, it’s the oh-so-snuggly late-night breastfeeding sessions. And for others, it might be the first time they put their children’s […]

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Adoption Chronicles :: Part 3

We are nine months into the adoption process. You’d think we would have a baby already, right? Well…. no. It doesn’t quite work that way. At least, not for us. In fact, it feels like we’re stuck in rush hour traffic, with every false start leaving us a bit more frustrated than before. The funny […]

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Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry :: Our October Nonprofit of the Month

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry is a local, nonprofit 501c3 organization founded to provide clean, dry diapers to families in need.  The mission of the organization is to meet the basic needs of families by providing diapers, wipes, and other necessities for their babies and improving their quality of life. The vision of the organization is [...]
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An Open Letter To NICU Nurses

Dear NICU Nurses: I’m sure many of you are parents yourselves. I have no doubt that you remember the excitement, anxiety, or even fear you felt the first time you (or your partner) gave birth. I’m also sure that some of you have had children who had to stay for a bit in the NICU. […]

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A Letter to My First Born

To My Darling Daughter,  I always knew that I wanted to be a mom. If your dad had on board with it, I would have had you three years sooner, but you were totally worth the wait. The day after I took my implant out, I stocked up on pregnancy tests. I was so anxious […]

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