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I Need This Advice More Today Than I Did Ten Years Ago

For more than ten years, I’ve been getting the same line when I’m at the grocery store with one of my kids: “Enjoy this time; they grow up so fast.” When it was my oldest in the cart, I sometimes got angry because these seasoned, and I’m sure well-intentioned parents didn’t see the tantrum I’d […]

March 27, 2021

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Parenthood

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It’s been a while since my last Best Thing About Being a Mom post.  This week I have a new one: Footie pajamas. I love footie pajamas.  I love buying them, washing them, folding them, packing them for trips, unpacking them at destinations, and most of all, I love dressing my little boy in them. […]

May 20, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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The Best Thing About Being a Mom . . . Just One?

The other day, a friend asked me what the best thing about being a mom was.  When I tried to answer, I came up with one joy, one surprise after another, each more fun than the last.  And I realized that the things I thought were the best now weren’t so at other points over […]

February 28, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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