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How to Talk With Your Child: Speech Tips from an Introverted Mom

My first child, who is a boy, has a speech delay.  We noticed his delay around his first birthday but didn’t think too much of it. My husband and I are introverts so the shyness he was portraying was not all that out of the ordinary to us. My son also knew everything we told him to […]

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A Letter to My Children’s Step-Mother

To My Sons’ Step-Mother, This letter has taken me some time to write. I’ve taken the time to compose my thoughts and mediate and think on what I want to say. The last several months I’ve spent taking in everything that has occurred. I’ve made myself take a step back and see things from all angles possible. And it’s pretty obvious […]

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You Would Be Five

When we decided we were ready for a baby, I never considered the challenges. Of course I knew they existed, but those close to me hadn’t experienced (or didn’t talk about) things like infertility, miscarriage and stillborn. Those are scary words, filled with so many emotions and fears, so understandably people don’t like to use […]

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Double Permission

There are many difficult things about having twins. The pregnancy and birth are automatically scarier, and frequently more complicated (I got off easy, but for the worry). The sleep deprivation is really so epic that, frankly, you truly can’t describe it. You just can’t. And the destructive power of two toddlers? Like, whoa. There are […]

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My Kid Wishes I was Like “Other Moms”

My husband and I weren’t particularly worried about what anyone thought about us growing up – or to this day for that matter! So, it is a little foreign to us to have a daughter that cares so much about whatever everyone else thinks about her. This quality does have its upsides, because she really cares […]

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