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Mothers and Daughters: Guilt Has Nothing on Unconditional Love

  Some of my favorite bloggers and writers are sharing their stories on mothering daughters and being daughters themselves. As the mom of a newly arrived bit of sugar and spice, I can’t wait to see what insights these ladies have to offer.    ((This week, Emily Ladau and her mother, who are both affected… 

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Cautions and kudos for able parents raising disabled kids (Guest Post from Tonia)

Since the start of our journey raising a child with Spina Bifida, my husband and I have been lucky enough to meet many kindred spirits. These are people who have helped us to think differently about disability and who have shaped the way we view this new normal we find ourselves in. Parents like me… 

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Laughing at the “nevers” (or that time I defaced my son’s developmental questionnaire)

A few weeks back I realized that my son never had his two-year-old well check. Whoops. Somewhere in the chaos of sleep studies and trach removal and clinic appointments, I just plain forgot to schedule it.  But, since practicing a “better-late-than-never” parenting philosophy seems to be working out so far, I went ahead and made… 

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One Month

One month of kisses. One month of night time feedings. One month of baby girl fashions. One month of yummy meals and visits from friends and family. One month of squeezes and pokes courtesy of big brother. One month of sugar and spice. One month of Frances. One month of love The Stats: 8 Lbs… 

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Mothers and Daughters: The Era of Anti-Pink

Some of my favorite bloggers and writers are sharing their stories on mothering daughters and being daughters themselves. As the mom of a newly arrived bit of sugar and spice, I can’t wait to see what insights these ladies have to offer.        ((This week’s post comes from Karissa Knox Sorrell)) “Mom!” my… 

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Mothers and Daughters: 25 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

  Some of my favorite bloggers and writers are sharing their stories on mothering daughters and being daughters themselves. As the mom of a newly arrived bit of sugar and spice, I can’t wait to see what insights these ladies have to offer.   ((This week’s post comes from Lauren Casper.)) 25 Things I Want… 

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Choosing a bath seat when your child has Spina Bifida

My little munchkin has always loved bath time. His amphibious tendencies bring countless hours of bathtub bliss and have given me an endless source of photo-ops for snapping pics like the creepy mamarazzi I am. When my husband tries to remove Simeon from the bath, I regularly stop him saying “No no no! Hang on!… 

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Mothers and Daughters: On raising women (three things I want my daughters to know)

Some of my favorite bloggers and writers are sharing their stories of mothering daughters and being daughters themselves. As the mom of a newly arrived bit of sugar and spice, I can’t wait to see what insights these ladies have to offer.     ((This week’s post comes from Kristi James. Writer at And Babies… 

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Mothers and Daughters: Secrets of a Twin Mom (Raising Siblings is a Crazy Love Fest)

This week kicks off our Mothers and Daughters  guest series. Some of my favorite bloggers and writers will be sharing their experiences with mothering daughters and being daughters themselves. As the mom of a newly arrived bit of sugar and spice, I can’t wait to see what insights these ladies have to offer. (Interested in… 

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Big Brother meets Little Sister (Video)

I tried not to have many expectations for that first encounter. We’d been talking about the new baby for so long that I wondered if Simeon really believed us anymore. Nine months must seem like forever to a two-year-old. On the day after Frances’ arrival, Sim wheeled into our cozy little hospital room and plopped… 

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Introducing Frances Louise

Introducing the most teeny-tiny perfect snugly soft ladylike pink darling baby-scented little girl on the planet. We are loving every second and every inch of her.    Thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers, and well wishes as we settle into our new routine. Over the next month, I have some lovely writer friends who’ll… 

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