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  • Motherhood’s Best Kept Secret: A Second Child
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    Things were going so well.  I had a new baby girl.  She was an easy baby, and I was doing so much better than I thought I would. I was doing things, going places, even exercising. People had told me that going from one to two children was hard, especially that first year, but I didn’t have

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  • A thank-you to my husband on Fathers’ Day
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    I have loved you for a very long time, but I cannot explain how watching how you love our children makes me love you even more.

    We parent as partners, as we have done everything in our life together, and while I always know you will be there for us I cannot thank you enough for: Your patience

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  • And Her Heart Grew Two Sizes
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    Polly, local Tongonto hula dancer, weight lifter and poet, is at that point in her life where she’s zeroing in on having another baby.  Having a second baby is so much different than having the first, don’t you think? Let’s have this conversation.

    I went at making my second baby

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  • A letter to the love of my life…
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    Dear Husband,

    I get it, I really do.  Smoking is an addiction, and I understand that it can be hard to quit with all those chemicals in your system.  And I know you think I’m trying to control you by urging you to quit, by getting angry when you lie to me about buying cigarettes and by giving you

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  • The Real Life of a Stay At Home Mom
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    Warning: I don’t curse in front of my toddler. I do occasionally curse in writing when I am venting. You have been warned. If you don’t like it, well, read the post and you’ll know what to do. 😉

    I wasn’t going to write here, because I don’t have anything inspirational to say. I

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  • Fourteen Years
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    Fourteen years.  That’s the age difference between my two children.  Fourteen years ago I found myself a naïve 20 year old girl, pregnant for the first time and agreeing to elope with a stranger I’d only known for a couple of months.  I denied my condition in isolation for four tearful months

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