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What I’ll Miss

I have this parenting app on my phone. Shocking, right? I honestly don’t remember what it is called, but basically it sends me a text message once a week asking me a question about one of my three children. Usually, it’s simple things: Does Semmes sleep with a night-light? Does Cooper like to dance? Things […]

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Healthy premie boy

World Prematurity Day

  On this day, where we bring awareness to premature births, I find myself full of differing emotions. Over five years ago, after a very tumultuous  pregnancy, the doctors decided to do an emergency C-section. It was a very scary time for me. I knew that delivering the baby at 29 weeks gestation brought a lot […]

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I Don’t Want Another Baby.

No one warned me that there’s an unspoken threshold that occurs when your firstborn (your only) turns two. As the chubby fat rolls go away, as toddling steps turn into a self-assured run, society assesses your family status, and an invisible beacon turns on above your head: one that signals “it’s time.”  Time for what? […]

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Katherine Cobb

The Double Name

I did it. I gave my daughter a double name. And honestly, I didn’t think anything of it. My husband and I like the way her first name and middle name sound together, we live in the South where double names are more common, and basically it just wasn’t a big deal. Except that it […]

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6 Ways to Practice Spirituality with Kids Memphis Moms Blog Misty Smith

6 Ways to Practice Spirituality with Children

This post was written in response to Rochester MN Moms Blog‘s post, Raising Children Without Religion. After sharing that perspective on our social media, we knew it was only appropriate for us to also share the other side of the discussion with our readers. We understand that this conversation has many sides, many opinions, and […]

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Lessons My Children Have Taught Me

When we bring children into this world, our job is to teach, nurture, guide and love them. I’ve been at this job called motherhood for 17 years and I think that I have learned more from my children than I ever thought I would. But there are a few lessons that stand out. Lesson 1.  […]

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Dear Teachers, You Matter

All of a sudden, here I am in the middle of my kitchen bawling like a big fat sad cry baby.  We had one of those nights where everything was going wrong.  Practice for my 6-year-old ran late, in the rain and he was crying because he didn’t want what I had fixed for dinner that […]

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