Parenting/Motherhood

The Worst Part of Being a Single Mom is the Exhaustion

Being a single mom never gets easier. I’ve got my ways of coping – preschool and playdates help this introverted mama recharge and stay on top of the to do list – but there isn’t much wiggle room for when the schedule gets turned upside down. Last week, there was a snow day. I knew…
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31 Days of Real Life [10/15/16]

This boy was my first little buddy. He came into the world during an incredibly difficult season. My dad was dying while I was in labor and eight hours after he entered my life, my dad left it. I didn’t grieve well. I thought I had it all under control, but really I was avoiding…
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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/12/15]

Caleb found these stickers the other day. He immediately chose the orange “Keep It Up” sticker for himself. I read the other stickers to him so he could choose one for me. He thought about it
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First Day of Preschool + Pinterest Mom Guilt

Today was a big milestone day: Caleb had his first day of preschool! It was surreal for me since I attended the same program and spent the hour reminding myself that I had not traveled back in time, but was there with my own child instead of being a student myself. He was so excited…
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A Really Good Day

It’s not often in the throes of grief or newborn land that you get a really good day. Especially not after a week of stomach bugs and never ending snow. Today was a good day. I got myself and the kiddos dressed at in the car with enough time to only be 5-10 minutes late…
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Hidden Treasures: Encouragement For The Hard Days

I feel like my brain is tripping over itself trying to write this post. The last few days have been such that the memorial service we had for Keith Saturday seems like a distant memory. It has been five days of colds, GI bugs, middle of the night laundry and baths, and not enough sleep.…
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Libby Is Here!

The morning of Wednesday, February 4th, I woke up having contractions, mostly in my lower back. They were uncomfortable, but didn’t feel productive at all, so I got comfortable and waited for them to stop. Except they didn’t stop. After 10 hours of being uncomfortable, I finally called the doctor and went in to the…
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31 Days of Real Life: Day Twenty-Seven

[He wanted to help bake muffins so I gave him a measuring cup of goldfish to make some soup. He took it very seriously.] liking with The Nester
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31 Days of Real Life: Day Twenty-Six

[Attempted his two year old photos. Not so successful. He wasn’t in a modeling mood, but I got some silly ones!] liking with The Nester
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31 Days of Real Life: Day Twenty-One

[Caleb loves having bigger kids around. He begged to hold A’s hand and was so happy when they held hands for the whole walk around the block. I hope he’ll always be so confident to make friends all by himself.] liking with The Nester  
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