Author Archive | Amy Foster

Don't Rush, Little One

Don’t Rush, Little One

  My 4 year-old recently told us that he can’t wait to be a teenager. My husband and I both quickly questioned him about this declaration – his response was that he just couldn’t wait to drive himself everywhere. At 4 years of age, he has already romanticized the notion of growing up. Why wouldn’t […]

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Dear Husband on Father's Day

Dear Husband on Father’s Day

  Dear Husband,   As you know, Father’s Day has a very special meaning to me. It was Father’s day, 2010 that I was able to surprise you with a father’s day card to tell you that I was pregnant. After our miscarriage, and our hopes of becoming parents were dashed, it brought me so […]

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goodbye toddlerhood!

Goodbye Toddlerhood

Having children just 18 months apart meant I basically had 2 straight years of 2 year-olds and 2+ LONG years of threenagers. I always say, The days are long but the years are short. I feel like that sentiment is a pretty good summary of motherhood. The toddler years were some of my longest days, and […]

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Social media and motherhood

Social Media and Motherhood

I check my Facebook and Instagram several times a day. Okay, more than several. I don’t understand Twitter, and  Snapchat confuses me. The filters are funny, but aside from that, I don’t get it. And, I believe that we can form bonds with people we only know through social media, for example, I truly love […]

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Maintaining My Sanity at Christmas

Saving My Sanity at Christmas

My kids look forward to Christmas all year long! They start asking in January how many days until Christmas. Actually, my husband and I can’t wait for Christmas either! I can’t get enough Christmas music, light-looking, Santa-visiting and memory making. As our schedules fill up with fun activities, sometimes the true meaning of the Christmas […]

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Establishing a new thanksgiving tradition

Starting a New Thanksgiving Tradition

We LOVE traditions in our house! The tradition of getting toothpaste on our shirts as we walk out the door. The tradition of waking up bright and early on the weekends when we have no place to go. And we LOVE the traditions of the holidays. Okay, so maybe the first two I mentioned could […]

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When to call your dr

When Should I Talk to A Pediatrician About My Baby’s Development?

My worst attribute as a mother is my knack for finding things to worry about. I’ve been known to call the pediatrician’s office on the regular, and they’ve always been very supportive of my sometimes ridiculous concerns. However, since I’ve worked as a pediatric physical therapist for 11 years longer than I’ve been a mom, […]

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