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Our NICU Story

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It's 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. I'm blankly staring out over the city through the window of my 4-day-old's NICU room. My baby is lying in an isolette behind me, tiny and silent. We had been home for two...
April showers bring May flowers... Right? It’s raining today in South Korea, and I wonder if the same proverb rings true on this side of the world. This is my first spring in Asia, and as a stay-at-home mom,...
In my living room, There was a mountain of toys. And a sense of impending doom, And piles upon piles of – Plastic dinosaurs in a massive uproar And one hundred spiky little Barbie shoes, And a wooden train set that bellows “Choo Choo!” And an...

In My Daughter’s Eyes

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She is trusting and brave. Strong-willed and independent. Joy-filled and free. Beautiful both inside and out. She is everything my heart has prayed for year after year. She is a miracle, my miracle, and somehow, even at only (almost)...
I was having an evening out with a friend recently, and feeling extra thankful to have a spouse that encourages me to take breaks and to do something for myself. We have four children. That in itself is a...
Can anyone else relate to the feeling that you've been on some sort of weight loss plan for basically the last decade, if not longer? Maybe it just comes with the territory of being a mom. 2020 was unkind to...
When I moved to the U.S. from my home country of England, I left behind my entire family. For the first time in my 24 years, I was living away from my parents and out on my own with...
Tired of your same-old routine of eating the crust off your child's PB&J and calling it lunch? Or sneaking some fries from their kids' meal before passing the bag back to them in the drive-thru? Feeling upset with yourself...
With the advent of distance learning, guardians have a unique opportunity of peering into the everyday goings-on of each classroom. Never before has there been such an amount of oversight available. Every utterance and transcription can be overseen or...
It started as a twitch in my eye. I was seven months pregnant with my twins and had already had complications with the pregnancy, so while I noticed the twitch, I didn’t think much of it. I went to...
We are quickly approaching my birthday, and not just any birthday, my thirtieth birthday. As in THIRTY. 30! Even just typing that, I am in a bit of disbelief. There is something different about this number to me. It triggers my...
I saw an ad on Instagram for the cutest little dress for my toddler. I had never heard of the brand, so I clicked the ad and went to their page. “Oh, a small boutique based in Texas. How cute!” I...
I’m not an overly sentimental person when it comes to things. My husband and I knew from the time I was pregnant with our second child, he would be our last. So as he outgrew all of the baby supplies,...
Hey moms! Easter is upon us. I know some of you are cringing because you feel like Easter baskets are just another thing on your to-do list. But, I also bet a few of you are like me and...

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