Ready or not, there she goes

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My daughter and I have always had this special bedtime routine. It’s a simple moment at the end of the hectic days to unwind and  bond. There are no distractions – no TV, no toys, no iPhone. We snuggle up, giggle over some silliness, sing the bedtime song I made up for her and then […]

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FROM THE VAULT: SHIFT HAPPENS

A few months ago, I talked about the personal blog that I used to keep to document my pregnancy and the first year of the diva’s life. Today, I’m sharing another little nugget of the now retired blog – an entry about the shift that takes place when you have a baby, which still holds […]

A FICKLE TODDLER AND HER LOVEY

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When my daughter was first born many of my mommy friends already had toddlers (or even bigger kids) and would talk about their lovey. Apparently “the lovey” is any toy, blanket or other inseparable attachment that helps sooth kids in this big scary world (sort of a child’s version of your nightly glass of wine). […]

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MY TOP 10 MOTHER’S DAY WISHES

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This past Christmas, I wrote a nice letter to Santa with my very modest wish list (you might have seen it on my personal blog). No matter how many times I had thought my head was gonna explode, I allowed the diva to watch Mickey Mouse. No matter how many times the dog slobbered all over […]

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A WOMAN SHATTERED: PICKING UP THE PIECES

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Someone once told me that if you take something fragile and shatter it, even if you glue it back together, it will never be as beautiful. I am not fragile. I’ve traveled a long road to get to where I am today. Not the “life is a highway” kind of road, but a treacherous and […]

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ARE YOU A SCARY MOMMY?

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Ever roll your eyes when someone tells you how sweet your child is, and then go off in a tirade that you should see him when he’s tired, hungry, just wakes up, or wants something he’s not allowed to have. Yeah, I didn’t think so. Only a select few are brave enough to tell you […]

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PAPA DON’T PREACH: PICTURES TO PROVE IT

By my best estimation, our little diva has had somewhere around 5,400 photos taken of her during her first 18 months. That’s based on a semi-precise count of the images housed in the “Pictures” folder on our computer and the 1,200 or so pics that her momma and I have squirreled away on our iPhones. […]

KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE: AN INTERVIEW WITH ROBIN O’BRYANT

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Ketchup is a vegetable. It’s true. Really. Robin O’Bryant says so (or at least us mommas like to tell ourselves that it counts). In her book Ketchup Is A Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves, Robin bares it all in this no-holds-barred look into her life as a wife and mom of three. With […]

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What I Wish I Could Give Up for Lent

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I don’t usually start thinking about Lent until Fat Tuesday – it’s just so traumatizing to imagine all the things I could potentially give up for 40 days, like being pregnant all over again, except the days are weeks. But since it’s here, I guess I should get it over with. Most years I hesitantly […]

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PAPA DON’T PREACH: WHO NEEDS A DOG WHEN YOU’VE GOT A ONE-YEAR-OLD?

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It’s amazing how fast The Little One is learning new things. Like the other day when I tried teaching her to fetch my slippers. She was figuring it out, and would have gladly retrieved them for me, but her momma cut that lesson short. I tried again today and, wouldn’t you know it, she grabbed […]

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