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To my oldest child

To My Oldest Child

“Hey Mom, can you just snuggle me first and let Heidi fall asleep by herself tonight? I feel like you never have time for just me,” you pleaded with me the other night, crossing your arms over your chest. There it was, the moment I had been terrified of since I first learned I was […]

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Why I'll Miss Teething

Why I’ll Miss Teething

We’re in right in the middle of another round of teething at my house. The last round of teething, in fact; the dreaded two year molars, and I have some choice words for those bad boys. Our son has STRUGGLED with teething, and that’s putting it mildly. We’ve endured many nights with runny noses and low-grade […]

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A Natural Home Remedy to Treat Your Child’s Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiwhat? That’s what I was thinking when my doctor first said those words to me. I must have given him a weird look, because he quickly followed up with something I could understand: my son had a wart virus. Gross, I thought, how in the world did he get that? I learned that molluscum […]

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How to Parent Your Child According to Their Personality Type (And Yours)

Thank you to Wired Within for sponsoring this post and offering their insight for healthy marriages and families to Wichita parents! I want this toy. I want to buy that. I want a treat. I want, I want, I want is sometimes all I hear out of my son’s mouth. Even though he’s four, these […]

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How to Talk So Your Child Will Listen

How to Talk So Your Child Will Listen

Thank you to Wired Within for sponsoring this post and offering their insight for healthy marriages and families to Wichita parents! We don’t have to be told that our kids are unique. Of course they are. We live it and breathe it every day. However, instead of embracing these differences into our parenting styles, we […]

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Helping My Daughter Know the Uncle She'll Never Meet

Helping My Daughter Know the Uncle She’ll Never Meet

  My daughter’s middle name–Frances–is a celebration of someone she’ll never meet: my brother, her Uncle Francis. Three years older than me and way cooler, he would have been The Fun Uncle. He would have cherished his role, and my daughter would have spent holidays and birthdays and visits absorbing the love of her uncle. Six-and-a-half […]

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