Parenting

Happy 9th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Another year around the sun. Another year since you were here. It’s been 9 years since I carried you. 9 years since you were born and died. 9 years since your family held you in our arms. And no matter how much time passes, you are never far from […]

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I was walking up the stairs to check on them, when I overheard Abby tell her friend (who was over for their first playdate, at our home) that she wanted to talk about her sister in Heaven. I paused on the stairs and quietly listened to the conversation that followed. Abby explained that her sister […]

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You. Are. A. Teenager. Holy Cow! And… The Cubs made the playoffs/are predicted to win the World Series! Two things I am not sure if I believed would ever happen… Okay, I knew, or should I say hoped, you’d see this day eventually, as much as you don’t care for the number 13. I just […]

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Last night, when I tucked you into bed for the last time as a six-year-old, you asked me if it was okay for you to read a book to help you get sleepy. That is one of the biggest changes this year… You can read! And you really enjoy it! You learned so much at […]

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Then (2003): I had just taken my first BFP (positive pregnancy test)! 👊🏼💜😆 Now (2016): I am mom to three awesome and unique children (a son in 7th grade, a daughter in Heaven since she was born and died in April 2008, and a daughter in 1st grade)! ✌🏼️♥️☺️ Then (2003): I had an expensive private gym […]

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Every now and then I find a song that touches my heart and soul so deeply that I cannot stop listening to it. Even less often I find a story or a soundtrack, in this case both, that has the same effect on me. This is Hamilton. It’s only been about a week since I starting […]

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