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and the Moms Who Live Here

Author Archive | Katie Cox

Dear 25-Year-Old Self

This is what I wish I would have known five years ago. Dear 25-Year-Old Self, I see how you look longingly at pregnant women. I know how every time another friend shares with you that they are expecting that you smile and choke out words of congratulations all while choking back tears. You wonder why after over a year […]

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Count the Kicks

On  August 1, 2009 a 7lb 6oz baby boy made his grand entrance into this world, surprising his parents by arriving 2 weeks early. His birth and delivery was uneventful and much easier than his first time mother expected. While this new mother sat getting acquainted with her new baby, her labor nurse came over […]

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A Year of Dates

Instead of exchanging gifts this year at Christmas, my husband and I decided we were going to give a gift that we can enjoy all year long – a year of dates. We have committed to going out on a date one time a month for the whole year. When we had just one child we were […]

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Christmas Eve

Making Christmas Traditions For Your Family

Christmas to me is all about celebrating the birth of Jesus, spending time with family and friends and traditions.  As a child, I  loved holiday traditions. I always looked forward to Thanksgiving afternoon when we would make countless trips up the basement stairs with our hands full of Christmas decorations to kick off the Christmas season. As I have […]

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