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Tag: parenting

Learning to Love Bedtime with Toddlers

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I LOVE putting my kids to bed at night! OK, what parent of small children actually loves bedtime? In truth, what I love is the...

A Love Letter to My Middle Child

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We're walking down the street together, just me and you. My middle child. Even though you're now a "big, grown-up 6-year-old," you slip your...

Maybe I Should Google That

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Welcome to the rabbit hole. Wherein I disclose my Google search history and answer every question you didn't realize you had — in a...

Is 2 Enough? How the Pandemic Might Change Our Plan

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My husband and I have always known we want three children. I am one of two, and my husband is one of four. I...

You Are My Sunshine :: A Letter to My NICU Baby

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You are my sunshine, My only sunshine. We were sure we couldn’t get pregnant naturally and were making moves to start IVF. But then, my baby...

We’re All Stage-5 Clingers Now :: On Pandemics and Separation Anxiety

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I never thought we’d go four months straight with two kids and NO babysitter while my husband and I both work. But there are a...

Dearest Husband, Some Days I Kind of Resent You

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Dearest, beloved husband of mine, Spending all this time together during COVID has been teaching me a few things about you and me and our...

My Preschooler Showed Me Our Terrible Day Wasn’t So Bad After...

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“We’re having a great day!”  “We are?” My question back to my 4-year-old’s declaration was posed with exhaustion, defeat, and total surprise. It had been a...

What to Read and Who to Learn from as You Become...

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As the last few months have shown us, many of us have A LOT to learn — and put into action — when it...

The Virtual Burnout :: In-Person Connection Can’t Be Replaced

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If there is one adage I can relate to over the course of COVID-19, it's "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone."...

Grounding Myself With Gardening

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In this season of uncertainty, I've been digging for roots. Looking for ways to ground myself without the normal rhythm of our busy lives,...

What Is That Yellow Stuff? (Welcome to Allergy Season!)

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Pollen! The yellow stuff on my car, the backyard toys, and basically every surface in the house when the windows are open is hurting my...

Homeschooling Is Bringing Out the Worst Parts of Me

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Homeschooling my kids during COVID-19 has been a bit like living with the worst version of myself constantly and inescapably. When my husband and I...

To the Moms of Kids with Special Needs :: Pandemic Edition

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To the moms of kids with special medical needs, I see you. I see you in this quarantine, trying to hold it all together....

I Lied to My Kid About COVID-19

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It started out more as on omission of the truth. Because my children are young, ages 4 and 1, and I’m blessed to be at...