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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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There Must Be Another Explanation

Last week I mentioned that Jacob was saying “yes” but not “no.” I joked that if I were superstitious, which I’m not, I would fear that he would learn to say “no”—and I don’t mean just to drugs—the instant I hit the publish button on the post.   So it wasn’t that instant. It was […]

June 12, 2012

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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A Great Read, Even If You’re Not Allergic to Anything

After renewing it from the library six times, I finally made time to read Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from and Allergic Life by Sandra Beasley. My review comes down to one word: phenomenal, but I’ll expound more all the same.   Beasley is thirty-one years old and has had a slew of food […]

March 20, 2012

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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