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I’m a Grown Woman Obsessed with Moana

A few weeks ago, we had our first-ever family movie night. Our daughter, Lyra, recently turned two, and I suspected she was ready to sit through an entire kid’s movie. We chose Moana, as my husband and I are big fans of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote most of the film’s music. We poured […]

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Teaching Our Children Self Worth

You Are Enough I think with having three daughters, this idea of teaching them self worth was planted in my mama heart very early on. Everywhere we go they get comments about how beautiful their eyes are, how cute their hair is, how pretty their dress looks, etc, etc. And those comments are all true! […]

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We Needed a Sleep Intervention

I dare say that the lack of sleep that comes with the early years of parenthood is one of the hardest parts of one of the best times of life.  Our first-born, (now nearly 4) has had a tumultuous relationship with sleep.  We worked through our issues on our own for the first two years.  […]

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Breaking Our Linus

Thumb-sucking, blanket carrying — the struggle is real! My daughter is turning 4 in October, and we have a real live Linus on our hands. She affectionately has named her blanket Mine-o, as in “this is MINE – NO, do not touch!”  I thought it would work itself out if we didn’t draw too much […]

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The Scariest 10 Seconds of My Life

It all happened in a matter of 10 seconds. Like so many unforgettable moments, it was over before I could even process what had just happened, but the experience left me forever changed. It was a Sunday afternoon, and we were packing up to leave for dinner at my brother’s house. I had just returned […]

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Dear New Parents: Sometimes, It Gets Harder. (The Craziness of Parenting a Toddler.)

My daughter, Lyra, was an “easy” newborn. We got the hang of breastfeeding within a couple weeks; she gained weight well; and she started sleeping for six hour stretches by the time she was a month old. I felt extremely relieved and thankful, knowing that I don’t handle sleep deprivation very well and am more likely […]

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