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(un)prepared for the next stage

Since my oldest daughter was born nine (almost nine and a half) years ago, I really haven’t had an abundance of child-free time. Now that I think about it, even before she was born my life was pretty kid-centric; in the years before she joined our family I worked at preschools, first in Miami and then in Houston. I stopped…

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When Health & Nutrition Are Easy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #100MillionReasons #CollectiveBias The week we returned from our beach vacation in Florida, I took my 5 year-old to the doctor for a cough. The cough started while we were in Florida and seemed to get worse during our vacation. Seasonal allergies bother her often…

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This is 40

Today is my 40th birthday. I don’t understand what 40 is supposed to be. Am I old? Is 40 the new insert-younger-age-here? Should I feel good or bad about this birthday? I’m inclined to say “good” but honestly I’m a little tired and my back hurts. Really a birthday is just another day. I still had to get the kids off to…

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