Niko’s first Christmas already and his first mama’s birthday

Every week we meet with PT and OT, it seems Niko is doing something he hasn't done before... whether it be using his arm just a little more, reaching just a little higher, straightening his legs just a little more... his subtle changes grow until they are just part of the normal. Niko started grabbing …

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Why bravery is crucial to my joy

Land of the free, and home of the brave. Bravery is many things. With many faces. Today we celebrate our independence day and the bravery of many. Who step up. Who answer the call. I cannot speak to the type of bravery it takes to defend our country... to put on a uniform and be …

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Why the Elf on the Shelf is actually purposeful

I felt the pain... When my aunt gifted my children last year with the Elf on the Shelf....I thought: Another responsibility...another thing I had to do. I wasn't thinking fun, I was thinking dread...and lies. It's bad enough I lie to my children about Santa but I was going to have to carry on this charade …

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How to Feel as your Little Kids… Grow Up

Keep having babies!Ok, aside from having more babies.... I'm inspired to think about the wonderful things about my kids getting older.Yes, they aren't cute, tiny beings, but they actually stay pretty cute and tiny for awhile.... I still think my 3 and 6 year olds are cute and tiny...Before I give you beautiful, reassuring points …

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How is Halloween coming up so fast + Dexter Morgan

Ok, so may be we are still over a month away.As a working mom who lives/works on her computer at her kitchen table, taking time to sweep the front porch today got me thinking.“Maybe I will be prepared with Halloween costumes EARLY this year!”It’s sometimes about the costumes, but mostly about getting candy…that my kids …

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