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Taking Captive Our Thoughts

Picking up yet another toy and finding yellow squash in the play kitchen, the dialogue of frustration begins. I am done for the day. And yet I have laundry in the dryer that will need to be folded and mostly put away (I don’t dare try to put the kid’s clothes away while they sleep) …

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Ode to Potty Training

Tinkle tinkle on the pot It’s not hard, just sit a spot Just relax and let it flow Come on kid, just let go Let’s take a break and do some art Mommy doesn’t know where to start. (sing to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) I lucked out with my daughter. God knew …

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Uncharted Waters

I have never been at this place before. It’s scary and yet freeing. I go from feeling relief that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel to full on ugly cry because the end is in sight. I’ve always known what’s going to happen next. But here I am 13 months …

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Desperate? Need to Breathe?

You are not alone.  I don’t know who you are. I don’t know your background. I don’t know what kind of day you had yesterday, or how your morning started out today. I don’t know if you have children, what your job is, if you lost your temper yesterday, or if your patience is just …

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Birth Story: He Is Faithful!

IT’S A GIRL!!! On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 8:41 p.m., we welcomed our baby GIRL into the world. She weighed 8 lbs 3 oz (or 8 lbs 1 oz after fluid) and was 20 inches long. Birth Story Her due date was February 23rd, so at our Tuesday appointment the NP stripped my membranes …

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Update on the Nursery

With less than one week until my due date, I was dying to get the nursery semi-complete. At this point, I’m really uncomfortable and just want to know whether this baby is a boy or a girl. Even Ellie seems to know it’s a baby, and not a puppy (concluded during a non-scientific experiment). We …

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