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My Breastfeeding Conundrum

Scrolling through social media I am guaranteed to see a precious picture of a mother breastfeeding her baby with the inevitable hashtag #normalizebreastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift mothers are able to give to their children and should be absolutely celebrated as an accomplishment. This is what we are made to do. Before formula if… Continue reading My Breastfeeding Conundrum

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A Simple Gesture,An Amazing Teacher

To say we are nervous about Michael leaving the protective bubble of our current day care/preschool and entering the big world of elementary in a couple short weeks is an understatement. We want our sparkle boy to be accepted and appreciated for who he is and not bullied into hiding his true identity. This story… Continue reading A Simple Gesture,An Amazing Teacher

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To My Husband On Father’s Day

Often people ask me, "how do you do it" and typically I answer "I don't know".  Do I chalk it up to my lists that have lists? Or my crazy organizing and time management skills?  How about the fact that I have always been a master at multitasking? Yes, all of these certainly ring true… Continue reading To My Husband On Father’s Day

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Michael Goes to Therapy

This past week was Michael's first therapy session.  I was so nervous for like two days before it I couldn't stand it.  I don't even know why!  I guess no one thinks it's quite "normal" to take a 5 year old to therapy and most parents never think they will need to take their young… Continue reading Michael Goes to Therapy

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What color is gender?

I went to bed with my soul hurting last night.  Hurt and confused.  Raising a gender non-conforming child is perhaps one of the hardest things a parent can deal with.  I’ve been through so much in the short 5+ years I’ve been a parent, it never seems to end, this one is up there.  I… Continue reading What color is gender?

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Are you prioritizing YOU?

Women are busy.  Throw a kid or two in the mix and you have the perfect recipe for a personal tornado.  But are we doing ourselves any justice?  Are we mindful that we come first? When I became a twin mom to two premature babies my self-prioritization went out the window.  I firmly believed that… Continue reading Are you prioritizing YOU?

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One Way I Relate to “This Is Us”

I could not even begin to tell you how many times I've heard phrases like "wow twins, you must be busy", "I couldn't imagine twins", or "they must keep you busy".  I usually just smile politely and say yes but know it my mind that no matter what my heart is full and that's what… Continue reading One Way I Relate to “This Is Us”

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Why me God?

Last night as I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep I had a quick reflection of my life's journey to parenthood and as a parent.  I started wondering if it all was some sort of cruel joke. It's not a secret we struggled to get pregnant and needed IVF to conceive.  But let's… Continue reading Why me God?

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Happy “Soon-to-be Mother’s Day”

This was written back in 2012 on my last blog "The PCOS and Infertility Journey" and I always think about it every year before Mother's Day.  Even though I have been a mother for over 5 years now the raw feeling of empty arms still holds a place in my heart, along with all of… Continue reading Happy “Soon-to-be Mother’s Day”

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Live Your Passion

What does this mean to you?  What does "Live Your Passion" truly mean?  I had a lot of passion growing up, especially in my teens.  Just ask my parents and then can tell you all about my many passions!  But really, I believed in causes, lived for dance, and a number of other things.  Then… Continue reading Live Your Passion