Category: Parenting

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My Last First Birthday

All of her firsts will be my last. It’s a terrible thought. My last first bottle. My last first smile. My last first steps and my last first words. And...

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Things I Forgot About Babies

In July, Bethany and I welcomed our second child — a girl! — into our family. We are thankful for this blessing: for a healthy mama and baby, and for this...

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Well Placed Grace

  I am an introvert. I need time alone to recharge. As any introverted parent could probably tell you, this can make parenting interesting. It’s one thing when they can’t...

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Packing the Hospital Bag

I’ve had our hospital bag sort of half ready for a couple weeks now. It had most of the bare essentials, but would have required us to do a bit...

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The Better Part of Me

I cried in the fitting room this week. I don’t think it was pregnancy hormones. I needed maxi skirts to live in for the rest of my pregnancy and after baby girl makes...

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That’s Dangerous

We have the best bed time routine with our kid. Seriously. I love it. We read bedtime stories in our bed, then sing the doxology as we stand up. We...

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Bedtime with My Toddler

My son is two-and-a-half years old which means my wife and I haven’t slept through the night in two-and-a-half years. We are a tired pair and I cannot remember what...