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A Difficult Goodbye

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This morning, my 2 year old son was looking for a toy, something he hasn't played with for months. I remembered that it might be in the diaper bag and realized something. It's time to retire my diaper bag. It has been months since I felt that I … Continue Reading

Goodbye to Cloth

I'm sad, y'all. You're going to laugh at the reason unless of course you've felt the same way. So here goes...I'm sad because I'm selling the boys' cloth diapers. I know, right? What's wrong with me? This means the end of diapers! Potty … Continue Reading

Our Kitchen Counter

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My boys love to sit at our kitchen bar counter.  Our house's floorplan is open, a wide space so that while sitting in one of the bar stools, you can see most of the living area from the kitchen counter.  It's great for parties and for watching the … Continue Reading

A 5 Year Old at DragonCon?? (Guest Post)

When you think of things to do to entertain a child many things pop up: swimming, cartoons, puzzles, Thomas the Train, ice cream, etc.  However, I also think about my childhood which consisted of playing with my brothers pretending to be The Dukes of … Continue Reading

Detached

My original Bay Bay, preserved in a shadowbox from my mom

I'm struggling to accept it, but I need to, for my own good.  We had a good run, it was great for the time being, but it's over. No, this isn't about Spencer nursing (still going!).  No, the boys aren't finally sleeping all night in their own … Continue Reading

Bye Bye Baby Clothes

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Before you read today's post, please take a moment to look at our Christmas Crashers post!  You, our readers, are helping us make Christmas magical for 30 families! Two weeks ago, my husband loaded four large trash bags into the back of our Jeep.  … Continue Reading

Baby No More

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I don't think there's any way to deny the obvious at this point.  My baby is no longer a baby. This weekend, my "baby" will be 18 months old.  Still quite young, by all accounts, still small and in need of constant supervision, but no longer a … Continue Reading

One Day They’ll Grow Up

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One day, not so long from now, my kids will be teenagers. That is the thought I had yesterday as my husband and I drove seven high schoolers on a trip for greasy burgers and hiking (great combo, no?).  My husband is a youth minister and while I do … Continue Reading