Archive for Parenting

Contentment? Nice to Meet You!

Throughout the months of pregnancy, I worried about how I would feel after a baby arrived. Would I be elated? Panicked? Suffocated by motherhood? I […]

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It’s a…GIRL?!?

Keening. That is the word that comes to mind as I listen to my daughter (the words still catch in my throat—my daughter) lull herself […]

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Hard at Hope: My Pregnancy Journal

Hope seems to come to me naturally. In fact, Dave would say sometimes I hope a bit too much. I get my heart set on […]

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Motherhood, Loss, and Healing Pt 2: God IS Enough

It’s amazing the clarity you receive on how things really are once you have suffered a personal tragedy—the things you learn of others’ hardships, or […]

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Motherhood, Loss, and Healing

It was April 2011, and we had been “trying” to get pregnant for all of two months. I distinctly remember thinking, “I could be pregnant […]

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Marriage and the Five-Year Itch

I got married relatively young—twenty-one, almost twenty-two. Dave was twenty-four at the time. I always thought I would take after my Aunt Cathy and get […]

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I Love Pudgy Babies

I am totally prejudiced when it comes to babies’ cuteness, and I think pudgy, curly-haired ones, preferably with a little bit of a fro (oh […]

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The Way We Were

As this whole journey of mine deals directly with my husband, I thought I should tell you how we met and came to be a […]

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Back to School and Schooled

This column is a chronicle of my journey from marriage into motherhood, and how I came to terms with all the difficulties in between—from the […]

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I LOVE Your Kids—Especially Giving Them Back to You

This column is a chronicle of my journey from marriage into motherhood, and how I came to terms with all the difficulties in between—from the […]

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Becoming a Mother: To Be, or Not to Be?

This column is a chronicle of my journey from marriage into motherhood, and how I came to terms with all the difficulties in between—from the […]

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