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How do YOU handle birthdays? Especially ones with a zero at the end? I think I must have some trigger related to birthdays from my childhood. I have never liked celebrating my birthday because it somehow never measured up. Not sure what I was comparing it to, but I know this about myself and was determined to face the big… Read More
Ahhh, the day a boy turns into a man. His first shave. But what do I know about it? Absolutely nothing. M has been growing facial hair for some time now and we resisted taking the plunge and lettting him shave. (Part of it was that his older brother didn’t shave until he was probably 15. Joshua had little facial… Read More
For the last few weeks, even months possibly, we have been struggling with our daughter S. She has given us so many moments of delight and she is quite firmly attached. But something has been off. She has had an edge to her, the typical teenage attitude, which is not typical at our house. We work extremely hard when our… Read More
List #11: The small, medium, and amazing things that happened throughout your week: That’s an easy list because it was Orlando time! I was able to stretch outside my comfort zone, fly by myself, meet tons of new people and survive to tell the tale! One of the amazing things about this weekend was my husband who keeps my youngest… Read More
Ahhhh, vacation. Or a weekend away with 100 of your best friends. Not really, but women who have a common bond of parenting wounded children. Whether you’re transitioning back after a girls weekend or family vacation there are some things you can do to help you (and your family) regroup after vacation. Give yourself (and your family) a break. Take… Read More
I am headed out to Orlando in a few hours for the fourth weekend this year. Dang, I sound like a world traveler! I’ve never been gone this much and it has been a lot of fun and full of memories! The getting ready and transitioning back home after….not so fun. I have found this year that my children have… Read More
I had this post started several weeks ago. Then I deleted it. And waited. You see, my youngest two were in a good place together a few weeks ago. For a short while. And the sound of laughter was something we hadn’t heard from them in quite a while. The two siblings. Separated (within our home) in months and years… Read More