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May Day!

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I don’t know if I’m weird.  If I am, my mom is too.  Because she taught me this.  But I haven’t heard anyone else talk about doing it.  On May Day, we leave flowers on a neighbor’s doorstep, ring the doorbell, and run.  My boys are old enough to do it on their own now. …

Appreciating Mommy

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I really don’t think of my boys as clingy, or “Mama’s boys.”  If anything, they seem to take me for granted (can’t blame them) because I’m always there.  But  then, I had a wonderful opportunity to present Jamberry at a local Valentine’s vendor event.  My oldest son asked to go with me.  He really seemed…

Mom Is Different

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I came across this essay on the Wall Street Journal, which is the first I’ve seen that articulates what I’ve been trying to convey to my husband for quite some time. My day is back-to-back appointments that we are running late for.  There is no, “I’m too tired today,” or “I’m sick today,” or “It’s…

Mentor

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Recently, I met a mom of a baby whom she feels shows signs of Autism.  She was looking to me for support and advice, with fear and hope in her eyes. I didn’t expect to ever be in this position.  At least not so soon. When I think of support groups, I always think of…

Schedule

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Our schedule’s been getting rough.  A lot of the therapy we were doing in-home, we are now doing in centers.  It means a lot of driving, being away from home all day, packing lunches, sitting in traffic, using the travel potty in the car.  We are still adjusting to the new routine, but the adjustment…

Who Am I?

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With the birth of each child, I have felt a strong calling to be home with them, but finances have never allowed it, and I’ve never had the support of my husband or mentors in the desire.  The birth of my third son coincided with the beginning of my two-year-old’s therapies.  While on maternity leave,…

Tan Lines

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How is it that I’m tan?  I mean, seriously.  Anyone who knows me knows I can’t get a tan.  As a teenager, I would lay out in the backyard for hours in hopes of getting a bit of color, that wasn’t a freckle. I’m a mom whose life is running from one appointment to another. …

Waist

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Recently, I happened to notice something in the mirror. A waist! Or at least the beginnings of one. I guess I’ve been wearing baggy nursing tops lately, but this day I wore a regular fitted top, and noticed I finally have a bit of a waist. I had given up on looking for it months ago.…

Baby-Carrying

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I’ve heard a few stories about young children picking up their baby siblings without their mother’s permission, and the mothers trying to retrieve the baby without the older child getting worked up and dropping the baby.  I honestly figured if that happened to us, it would be the least of our troubles. I’ve been expecting…

Unstoppable

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I’m a Type A, over-achieving first-born who has always found life to be more fulfilling when I push myself to my limits, and make the impossible happen.  I was a shy nerd in high school, who tried out for student government and found myself in front of the entire school, dancing and lip-synching to a…