And then there was Three…

It’s funny how we can remember specifics from our lives that hold meaning in some way, no matter how miniscule. Yet I find it difficult to remember what I wore yesterday or what I had for breakfast this morning. Our minds are programmed to only retain those memories that we hold dear to us, even…

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Infamous Pee Stick…

After many, long discussions, lots of tears, and some reluctance on my part, Rene and I agreed that we were done having children. I knew in my heart that three, healthy children was a blessing and we were lucky. We also felt at the time (the twins had just turned one) that having any more…

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Never say Never…

I know nobody in my family would argue against my natural stubborn side. It’s a trait that has always plagued me. But this time I used it to my advantage to keep strong in the face of life’s crazy challenges. When it came to my kids, I grew a bullet-proof shell that could withstand an…

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Purging the Self-induced Guilt Trip…

In only one day, our lives changed forever. But in the midst of all the feedings, diaper changes, and nighttime meltdowns, we forgot that Madelyn’s life changed too. She had a front seat to the craziness of two babies, and a back seat to the attention she once had from both her father and I.…

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