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Finding my New Identity as a Mother

 Balancing Motherhood and Myself Most women say becoming a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to them.  It’s a selfless job that tests your sanity and emotional well-being on a daily basis but the rewards are too great to count.  A higher being has decided to entrust you with the life of another tiny human and this adorable little creature will encompass your life and bring you to new…

The Horrible, No-Good Two’s and Maybe Three’s

Kayleigh will be three in June and to say she has been a challenge at times would be an understatement. I love her ferocity and her fierce independance.  Even when she has a full-blown emotional breakdown about not being able to wear the unique outfit she picked out, I have to sit back and admire how she wants to do it on her own. It’s a blessing when there are children out…

Loving the Little Moments

Every parent has gone through a sleepless night with a baby or dealt with a defiant toddler who refuses to go to sleep on time.  Some parents relish this extra time with their children and only view this as a mild speed bump in their sleeping schedule, but most look forward to getting eight hours of solid sleep again. Recently, Kayleigh has started a new bedtime ritual for herself- lounging around on the couch with…