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When Aunt Flo pays a visit | Let’s talk Tweens and Periods #momlife

If you were brave enough to actually click the link and get this far, you must be the mother of a pre-teen daughter. If you are a dude who clicked on this headline thinking this is would be a lesson in punctuation, I am going to say “menstruation” and lose you right…about….NOW. Ladies, are you… Read More When Aunt Flo pays a visit | Let’s talk Tweens and Periods #momlife

parenthood

When Your Baby Boy Grows Up

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” {From the children’s book, Love You Forever.} “Mom?” our eleven-year old son says tentatively as I enter his room at bedtime. “Yes?” “You know how we have our little talks at bedtime?” “Yes?” “Well, I really think… Read More When Your Baby Boy Grows Up

humor, motherhood, parenthood

Mommy, What Does My Name Mean?

Sara (6 years old):“Mommy, what does my name mean?” Me: “It means ‘beautiful girl.“ Jacob (piping up from the couch): “So, what does my name mean?”  Me: “Your name means ‘truthful.‘”  *pause* “What does your name mean, Mom?“ Me: “It means ‘super intelligent‘ and ‘all-knowing.‘” *pause* “Are you sure it doesn’t mean “terrible beast?“ “..or… Read More Mommy, What Does My Name Mean?