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If you could do anything tomorrow, what would it be?

I don’t know … Live a completely stress-free life where we have nothing to worry about and life is just rosy? No? Too broad? Maybe then just be able to relax, go to the aquarium or the park or wherever and just have a fun day with Dan, Lucas and Henry. Alas, I am headed […]

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Babies Philosophical

What’s something you recently bought for your child?

Aside from food? A stack of pajamas to give us an eight-day supply of jammies (in theory). That way I (hopefully) don’t have to do laundry every three or four days just because we’ve run out of clean pajamas. But really, food is the most frequent purchase. Yes, it’s for all of us. Honestly, though, […]

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What news headlines are weighing on you?

Honestly, what isn’t? We have an administration that is completely self-interested with no actual legislative experience making all sorts of decisions that I disagree with on profound levels.  I find myself hoping that a Congress whose majority is a party theoretically on the same page as the previously mentioned rogue administration will step up and […]

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Babies Personal Philosophical

What’s a parenting “fact” no one seems to acknowledge?

It’s not that no one acknowledges this, but I don’t think it can ever be fully expressed and understood until you are a parent: it’s really, really hard. It changes your entire sense of self and what life is and can be like. If you’re like me and never pictured yourself having children, it can […]

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Babies Personal Philosophical

Describe your parenting style

I think I fit best in the “free-range parenting” category. From Wikipedia: Free–range parenting is the concept of raising children in the spirit of encouraging them to function independently and with little parental supervision, in accordance of their age of development and with a reasonable acceptance of realistic personal risks. The early days in the […]

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Babies Personal Philosophical

What’s one way your child is lucky?

This is tough to both narrow down and also put into words. They’re lucky they have not just two parents who love them to the moon and back, but also an extended family and community of friends that care deeply for them. Dan and I are lucky for that, as well. One of the many […]

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Personal Philosophical

I’m grateful to (blank) for (blank)

I’m grateful to my friends and family for helping out in whatever ways they’ve been able. There are a handful that have gone above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. Some have given financially and some have given themselves. Just knowing that the boys have such a wonderful group of people supporting them […]

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Are you keeping up with your resolutions?

I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions, so yup. If there are goals you want to accomplish, you shouldn’t rely on the gimmick of New Year’s resolutions to set them and work hard to keep them. If something is truly an important goal for you, then you shouldn’t wait until Jan. 1 to get […]

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Personal Philosophical

Has motherhood made you stronger or more vulnerable? Both?

Definitely both. I never had the strongest sense of self before, and now there is a whole new level that I feel judged about: Am I a good mother?

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Personal Philosophical

When was the last time you thought “I didn’t see that one coming”?

Honestly? Probably when my water broke. I stopped trying to figure out how things might go after that.  We were prepared (as much as you can be) for the boys to be born about a month early. But almost three months early? Who thinks that can happen to them? Especially when you’ve had a remarkably […]