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This Mother is Trading Facebook for Face-Time

He stares up at me with his father's eyes and it's five in the morning, books strewn all over his bed and his two year old hands reaching up to touch my face. No, I'm shaking my head, no, it's not time to get up yet, but it's too late. He's up. read more

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In Which I Am Learning to Live with the Ache

Our old baby crib is now sitting in pieces in the garage. . It’s in rough shape after nearly eight years and three big babies-to-toddlers in quick succession. There are a lot of sacred memories hidden in that dismantled old crib. The day we took it apart, I cried over that junky old crib. read more

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The Day We Renovated the Nursery and Book Giveaway

Today when we renovated the nursery, I saw it. He was standing in the doorway when I asked him if we could move the change table and the crib because we've been trying for a year now, honey, and we have two foster boys who could use this room, and that's when he looked away. read more

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The Myth of the Beverly Hills Housewife

I was the shy girl with second-hand clothes, permed bangs, big plastic glasses and braces. I was chased around the playground for eating jam and cheese sandwiches and soon I stopped eating altogether, because the girls were all so pretty and skinny and boys seemed to like that. read more

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Bellies, Bikinis & True Love

A bikini is no longer an option for me. After two pregnancies, my stretched out bellybutton turns down on both ends like it's frowning. These days I want to be fully clothed when doing push ups or holding the plank position. read more