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Dear New Mom: It’s Really Hard

Dear New Mom: Today was day #2 of pool time. Caleb loves splashing, but HATES the back of his head touching water. I found him this fun little float thingie and didn’t have to hold him the whole time! And then he got splashed. The combination of being hungry and tired turned the tiny bits…

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Dear New Mom: The Weight

If you fall into a pond of carp you will be hickied to death. (Ken Davis) You’ll also get a lot of hickies if you hold Caleb too long; he has this misconception that my chin was created for him to suck on. Dear New Mom, the above statements are completely unrelated to my letter,…

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Dear New Mom: Be Honest

About a month ago, someone sent me this article. This post has sat in my draft pile ever since. Then Rachel at Finding Joy posted this on Facebook and I felt compelled to finish writing. Real motherhood is messy and wonderful and frustrating and rewarding. There are days you’ll consider a major success, others a…

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Dear New Mom: Grief

When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. (Psalm 94:19) I can’t be the only new mom who has wrestled with grief. Grief takes on many different shapes and sizes; it’s more than just the loss of a parent. It could be the loss of a child’s health, moving to…

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Dear New Mom: Balancing Expectations

Dear New Mom: Balancing expectations is extremely difficult no matter who you are or which season of life you are in. I’ve found it nearly impossible in motherhood. Take today, for example: I have had a nasty chest cold for a few days and have developed a fever. As in, the “to do” list got…

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Dear New Mom: Relax

Dear New Mom: Now that I’m a veteran mom of 4 months (it’s okay, go ahead and laugh; it’s not a very long time, but it also feels like forever!), I feel like I’ve got a few things to share with new moms. The most important of which is RELAX! Babies are incredibly resilient. They…

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