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To My Son On His Second Birthday

To My Son On His Second Birthday

To my son, Today you are two. It seems like you’ve been two much longer since for the past couple of months when people ask me how old you are I say, “Almost two.” But today is the day. Today you are finally two. We haven’t always had the best of times. Like last night […] Read more…

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Do You Just Want to Pee Alone?

Luke was gone the majority of this past weekend at some tech-related thing I can’t tell you about. Not because it’s super top secret, but because I’m not sure I understand what it was. The point is he was gone and it was just me and the kids for pretty much three days straight. Friday […] Read more…

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Questionable Parenting Decisions

As a mom, I have a mommy instinct. We all do. It’s what tells us when our baby is hungry, tired, in pain, or just being a jerk. It’s a gift. It’s a curse. It’s done me some good and it’s hosed me a few times. It’s part of motherhood. My mommy instinct has oftentimes […] Read more…

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The Silver Lining to a Bad Day

Monday night I said my famous last words: I’m going to go to bed early tonight. I thought of all the things I could do and should do and thought, “Nope. I need a good night’s sleep so I can be the best mom I can be to the kids tomorrow.” So at 8:30 I […] Read more…

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The Other Person in My Bed

When I was pregnant with Lillian and friends would tell me about the sleep regressions kids go through, I would always silently guffaw at the notion. That’s silly, I’d think, they can’t regress. They’re just babies. How far can they actually regress? Besides, I’ve heard they don’t really sleep in the first year anyhow. Now […] Read more…

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