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Do We Have to Cancel Everything?

It happened this week, and I’m surprised it took 9 weeks for her to crack. I said “no” to something my daughter wanted to do, and the floodgates opened. “Why do you have to take away EVERYTHING that’s fun? We can never do ANYTHING anymore! You’ve ruined EVERYTHING!” I tried not to take it personally. […]

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Of Mice and Liars

Trusting your children is easy when they’re little, but as they get older, as they develop their own moral compass and become their own people, it gets a little harder. When they look you in the eye and tell you what you want to hear, how do you know for sure that they are telling […]

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Mother’s Day 2020

We all can think back as children, giving cards to our mothers on this occasion and remembering to say, “Happy Mother’s Day.” However, now there is new meaning since it’s something we get to celebrate as mothers ourselves. I never fully understood or appreciated that warm and fuzzy feeling until I became a mom. And […]

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Quarantine {Lessons in Resilience}

My family has not ventured beyond our driveway or our dead-end street since March 12, with the exception of my husband’s trips to procure food. I am sure many of you reading this have a similar story.  To my own personal shock, I have been actually enjoying {gasp!} my time secluded at home with our […]

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The Daycare Sickness Battle

We are struggling.  There is no simpler way to put it. Why? My kids are sick constantly. I am not talking once a month. I am talking every single week, and we are just about at our breaking point. My husband and I work full-time, and we are lucky enough to have our moms help […]

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