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Dear Daycare

Dear Daycare

Dear Daycare, It is time for us to part ways because my son is old now. Every time you’ve told us it was time for my tiny son to move up from the one-year-old room to the two’s, to the three’s, to the four’s, I’ve had a bit of a panic attack. Over time, you’ve […]

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Seven.

Seven.

Seven years. That is how old my oldest will turn this month. How did that happen? When did she grow up? It has gone by WAY too fast. Now she is three years away from being ten. Eleven years away from being eighteen!! How can I slow this time down? The answer? I can’t. So now I […]

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sleep

I Can Do That

When two out of three kids crawled into my bed shortly before 4:00 this morning, after all these years of having kids, I still believed I’d go back to bed for a while. The smallest kicked and wrestled with my covers and stroked my arm with his tiny hand. The older child relenting her space […]

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Helping Your Son Navigate Adolescence

Our oldest son recently celebrated a milestone in his life. He turned twelve on Wednesday, but we gave him his gift – and his symbolic ticket into adolescence – a bit early. In our family, hunting and trap shooting has been a shared love. My husband has enjoyed learning about shooting skillfully, understanding guns, and teaching […]

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