The Beginning of the Wait

The Beginning of the Wait

I wrote this and I wasn’t sure I’d share it but here it goes anyway. It feels like my entire world is revolving around this adoption. At the same time our normal, busy, average daily stuff is moving right along as always.  I teach the five year old (and four…

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The Fancy Bracelet

In the corner of my eye I saw Bitty Bug sprint away from my room. I called her. She was very, very quiet. No response. Great. So I repeated her name. “Yes, mama?”, she replies so sweetly. Mhmm. So many manners now. I asked what she was doing. Unsurprisingly, “Nothing”, comes out of…

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Why a Label is Better Than None

I just have to get some of this off my chest . . .   Not so long ago the thing that worried me most was having a label on my daughter. This scares a lot of people. Whether it’s SPD, ADD, ASD; maybe dyslexia or apraxia; maybe something completely different .…

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The “Threenager” Thing

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I have one. She’s a little late coming out of her sweet toddler shell but she is making up for lost time. I love a good quip, ya know. Sure people will hashtag the ever loving crap out of it but the original hint of truth behind it stands strong.…

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Parenting Level Up: 5th Birthday

We have a five year old now. Yikes. I know. It’s crazy to think about. I can’t help myself adding up all the moments and counting down to the ones to come. It’s so overwhelming. 5 years old is so different from the first four birthdays. It’s like this official…

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I hate you!

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Wow. Want to regret the things you did to your own parents as a child? Become a parent. It’s a great way to pay yourself back for being a little pain. Those of you with tiny angel babies have this to look forward too!! “I hate” (anything and everything and…

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Parents Are Crazy

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It seems like there is a lot of fight-the-power going on against all the negativity surrounding parenthood. We are mommies and daddies, hear us roar! But, guess what? We are crazy. There are some key symptoms to parental craziness. Parents are nuts. It’s not in such a bad way though.…

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For the Hard Days . . .

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Parenting is hard work. It’s draining. It’s overwhelming. It’s exhausting. At some point you’re going to find yourself at the end of your rope. It’s in the kid job description to find the limit of mom’s and dad’s energy. As much as you love being a parent, sometimes you NEED…

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