Tag: growing up

In Our Family, We Walk to School Together

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My nine-year-old daughter’s question caught me off guard as we meandered down the sidewalk, halfway through our daily half-mile walk to the elementary school. It...

Four is the Magic Number

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It's been five years since my first daughter was born. My second was born only 13 months later. Since that day, my life has...

Goodbye Little Pink Potty

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This weekend, we said goodbye to what felt like a member of the family. No, not an actual person or a pet, but a...

Missing My Sidekicks

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Time marches on, and suddenly, there are no more babies in this house. For ten years, I consistently had a kid in diapers. I...

A Mom in the Middle of Motherhood

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Today my youngest child started kindergarten. I am officially a mom in the middle of motherhood. For the first time in my nine years...

A Parenting Fear

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Throughout my life, I have always had a fear of the unknown. I don’t like change; I’m afraid to take the next step until...

Letting My Teenager Travel Out of the Country Without Me

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This past summer was full of many wonderful experiences for our family. My children have reached ages where they are expanding their horizons and...

Body Image: Teaching My Daughter to Love Herself

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From the moment I first heard that heartbeat, I (secretly) wished for a girl. So when the ultrasound technician confirmed the gender at our...

Thank You Daycare for Loving My Babies

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From September to June, Monday to Friday, at 6:25 a.m., I am hustling out the door with arms full of bags, water bottles, and...

Wishes for the New School Year

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Whenever a new school year starts, I find myself filled with hope. Hopes for myself. Hopes for my students. Hopes for the parents of...