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When I Close My Eyes

When I close my eyes, I see us dancing. You, small and chunky and nuzzled safely in my arms. Swaying, just the two of us, all afternoon to the sound of my singing. Then I open them to find you showing me some new dance moves you learned from your friends. I see you, now… Continue reading When I Close My Eyes

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A Mama’s Day Off

The title might have thrown you off, it seems like a concept found only in a movie or maybe the deep corner of our mind.  The corner we sometimes curl up in when things get really crazy. You know, the place we visit daily.  A day off.  What would I do with a day off?… Continue reading A Mama’s Day Off

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Let’s Figure This Out Together

Dear Firstborn,  I failed a lot with you, I still do. I did a lot right too. I hope those good things, the ones I'm proud of, are the things that flood your mind when you think back to this time. This time of growing so fast I can't hold on hard enough. This time… Continue reading Let’s Figure This Out Together

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The Invisible Mom

Sometimes I walk into a room full of people, yet feel completely alone. It's like I'm completely invisible. Do you ever feel this way? I think we've all been there. Right? I also think nobody actually wants to admit or talk about it. Since my share filter is broken, I'm going there. I don't feel… Continue reading The Invisible Mom

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Summer Sorting and Spinach Smoothies

It's day 40 something of summer vacation. I'm no longer hiding in the closet calling for reinforcements like day 4. I've got my game face on now and we're just knocking out this summer thing like champs. I ran this morning. I went further and faster than a few days ago. I'm good with that.… Continue reading Summer Sorting and Spinach Smoothies

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Let’s Talk Vacations With Small Kids

Let's talk family vacations with small kids, shall we? Before I get into anything on my mind about this topic, please know I love my family with my whole heart. I'm always grateful for any and all trips we get to take, no matter how far away or how many days. Making memories, traveling to… Continue reading Let’s Talk Vacations With Small Kids

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A No Thank You Day

How many times a day do we say no to our kids? If we had a second of extra time or an ounce of extra energy, maybe we could actually calculate it…but for now let's go with a lot.   Whether it's wanting extra screen time, or another new toy we know will end up… Continue reading A No Thank You Day