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Fall Traditions, Old and New

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Fall Traditions, Old and New

By Aimee Tafreshi In August, my family made a cross-country move from a beautiful, pristine island in the northeast corner of Florida to the wide open, dusty spaces of West Texas. We arrived just in time for the beginning of the new school year and hurriedly ordered school uniforms and supplies as our first order of business. Still living in a corporate rental with most of our worldly belongings in storage, we took a triage approach to life, prioritizing the creation of a sense of normalcy while in housing limbo. When we arrived in Midland, my husband relished the zero...

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Baby Bennett's Birth Story

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Baby Bennett's Birth Story

Three weeks ago, I delivered my fourth baby (second girl) with my most favorite OB and I couldn't be more thrilled that my family is now complete. Two boys. Two girls. Lots of chaos. No shortage of love.

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The Dog Days of Summer

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The Dog Days of Summer

Being a parent is a rollercoaster. Every day is different, though it can feel like ground hog day, and some days are better than others. This summer has been particularly challenging for me as a parent (and really as a functional adult, too).

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Team Not Green

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Team Not Green

Even though I liked the names on my list, I didn't LOVE any of the names on my list. When naming my first daughter, I just knew. I heard the name Evie and there was no looking back.

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What It's All About

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What It's All About

By: Lacey Original Posting Date- 12/31/13 I remember waddling around my neighborhood while nine months pregnant mulling over every detail of the impending birth of my son.  Should I delay cord clamping? Would my water break in public? How bad do contractions really hurt?  Thank God I didn’t know the answer to that one, or I might have opted out of pregnancy altogether. All of the sudden, I came upon a beat up Subaru with a bumper sticker posing a simple yet thought-provoking question: “What If the Hokey Pokey Really is What It’s All About?” My mind stopped racing momentarily as I...

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