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An image of Mama and baby recovering from the flu.

What We Wish We’d Done: First-Time Parents Battling Flu Season

Some lessons have to be learned the hard way. Our 15-month old daughter has been battling illness basically bi-weekly since her first birthday in late October. We both work full-time, so she spends her Monday through Friday daytime hours at a center (which we adore!) with about a dozen other germy toddlers who aren’t shy […]

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A Poem for My Child As Mama Graduates

Dear Sweet Child, It’s been a journey–one I started before you were even a notion. But halfway through my schooling, you came in to motion. We were ecstatic when we discovered you. (But panicked, too.) How could Mommy balance school, work, and you? Mama crammed that summer, to get ahead of her newcomer. She read, […]

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