Category Archives: Child Behavior

Stretch Marks

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I want to be a grandmother. Yes, I’ve decided that is why I started this journey into motherhood. I am in a rush for the finish line. A rush for the day when I can cuddle my children’s babies as often and as long as I like — to breathe in their wildly delicious scent, […]

Imelda in the Making

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Satchel sat up in bed at 5:30am and said (in his sleep), “Puppy shoes.” My almost two year old son is obsessed with shoes. At first, he just seemed excited to have shoes. He liked trying on Mommy’s and Daddy’s shoes, and was genuinely excited when he got a new pair of slippers for the […]

First Flight

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I recently visited my mother who lives 700 miles away in New York. The distance makes it difficult for us to get together as often as we would like, so I planned a trip hoping my son and his grandmother could get to know each other better. I had flown plenty of times before, but […]

Peace Now, Not War

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Grey morning light seeps through the curtains. I’m half asleep, baby Nate is snoozing peacefully beside me. I hear three-year-old Simon come into the room. Will he see that I’m sleeping, tiptoe away considerately, and amuse himself for an hour? It’s never happened before, but I allow a tiny shred of hope into my mind. […]

Where Did My Baby Go?

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On February 22, 2001 I gave birth to the sweetest little boy anyone has ever seen. From the time he was born, he seemed to always be happy. He always rewarded anyone who looked at him with a huge toothless smile. Even when hungry, he rarely cried, and tears rarely fell from his big, blue […]