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I Just Finished Her Baby Book

Fine, I'm not EXACTLY totally finished. There are slots in my daughter's baby book for photos that are sitting empty that need to be filled. I have to remember what she was given for...

My Baby’s Growing Up

My baby is growing up. She’s gone from napping to texting, walking to playing club sports, learning to eat solid foods to cooking dinner for our family.

Preparing for Your First College Drop Off

As college drop-off day approaches, you and your teens are likely to wrestle with a wide range of emotions. Remember to breathe.

The Twos Aren’t Totally Terrible…

It’s like we expect this light switch to flip on their second birthday and our sweet angel baby to be replaced by a scary toddler!

All of Her Firsts are All of My Lasts

I cried when she walked for the first time. And cried every time I thought about it for the following week. She's getting big so fast...and each first is the last time.

A Love Letter to My Last Child

Dear last child of mine, You are the last baby I will hold, the last baby whose soft body I will smell, the last one I will feed and comfort at night.

When You Wished for Your Child to “Just Stay Little”

I hated you when you wished for your child to “just stay little,” but now I understand. You’ve said it often. “Why can’t they just stay little?”

Five More Minutes

“Five more minutes.” This is my older son’s habitual plea as my husband and I deposit him in bed each night, entreating us to stay with him as he falls asleep. New to the...

Let Them Grow: What It Really Feels Like To Miss Your Child’s Firsts

“It’s weird how all of my firsts are happening at school,” she said. “I always thought you would be with me the first time I did anything and this will be my first time...

Our Summer Bucket List is About More than Summer

Our summer bucket list is about so much more than just summer. It is about continuing treasured traditions from the past and preparing her for the big world ahead.