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I’m a Great Mom Because of the Baby Who’s Gone

After my first child was born, life got terribly messy, and not just from spit-up and dirty diapers. The transition from working full time to being a stay-at-home mom was difficult. I went days, sometimes weeks, without speaking to another adult, other than my husband for a…

These Mornings

Sometimes I wish away these mornings with young children. These mornings when cries from the crib break the silence just a little earlier than I would like. These mornings that begin with leaky diapers and wet sheets and rushed baths. These mornings when the endless demands for more breakfast leave…

The Side Effects of Motherhood

There are endless benefits to being a mother. No matter the dose you’ve been given, motherhood will result in a long series of moments that will bring you excessive amounts of joy. Your baby will look at you with eyes that say you are the most beautiful woman…

Lord, Teach Me to Number My Days

Lord, teach me to number my days; For the days spent mothering young children are few. The long nights and endless days seem infinite, but time silently slips away. They are babies today, but will be grown tomorrow. Lord, teach me to number my days; For these tired arms that…

That Frilly, Floral Shirt

It was just another night, another bedtime routine. I entered my daughter’s room, grumbling under my breath about the messy state of her room. Hangers littering the floor, books scattered about, closet doors ajar, exposing piles of toys and clothes. I silently wondered why she can’t keep anything…