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Crazy Things Mama Says: Toddler Edition

Crazy Things Mama Says: Toddler Edition

Some crazy sounding things I have said to my 19-month-old daughter recently:  Why is there cheese in your hair?  Please don’t take off your pants at the library.  We don’t use our teeth when we give kisses.  Do you want bunnies or teddies for nom-noms? (Translation: Do you want cheddar bunnies or teddy grahams for snack?)  Oh, thank you for bringing mama her coffee…(and spilling it all over yourself and the floor. At least it was cold by then!!)  Let’s…

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Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter,  Every day, I watch you learn something new. You are growing so much. Slowly but surely, you are becoming a little girl…my baby no more. I have such big hopes and dreams for you, my precious daughter.  We live in a country founded on the ideals of democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity, and equality . Today,  more than ever, it’s clear that we live in a country divided. It can be a scary place. The future, it’s always uncertain.   We…

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Someday, I’ll Miss This. Right?

Someday, I’ll Miss This. Right?

Parenting is hard. Really, really hard. Like… a million trillion times harder than I ever imagined it would be. Right now, as I attempt to put my feelings into words for the first time in weeks, my A is crying in her crib, so very tired but refusing to nap. But then, no one ever said raising a little human would be easy. (She’s finally quiet now. So I can continue…) I love my daughter more than anything. She’s so sweet and…

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More Than Mama

More Than Mama

I am called mama. But who am I? What do I do that’s just for me? I used to do a lot of things. I used to spend hours researching my family history and would be so excited to uncover something new. I used to knit scarves and crochet blankets. I started a baby blanket for A over a year ago, and it just sits, unfinished, a constant reminder of the free time I don’t have. I used to go…

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I Am Called “Mama”

I Am Called “Mama”

I cuddle and comfort. I cut food and fill sippy cups. I carry. I change dirty diapers. I give baths. I tickle. I play. I read “Time for Bed” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” a million times a day. I search for pacifiers. I push the stroller. I brush teeth, wipe boogers, and clean messy hands. I comb hair, make ponytails, and change clothes. I sing “5 Little Duckies” and “Old McDonald had a Farm” until I no longer have…

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A Letter to my Newborn Daughter

A Letter to my Newborn Daughter

To My Sweet Baby Girl, You have only been a part of this world for a few short days. Time has both stood still and flown by. I can count the number of hours of sleep I’ve had on one hand. But it’s worth it. It’s the early hours of the morning and the only place you want to be is cuddled on top of me. You cry and my heart breaks thinking you are sad. I haven’t learned how…

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