Pure Rapture

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Earlier this week I was tied up at a really long birth. I called home and gave pertinent instructions to Kalina, including how to get dinner started. While I sat in the waiting room of a hospital over an hour … Continued

Last Semester of College

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Judah just returned to Central Washington University after being home for a month. We loved having him. We loved his bad jokes and his late nights. I loved his extra laundry and Rubbermaid bins (which sat in our entryway for … Continued

Create a Teen Smash Book

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Sponsored #WhatMonthlyPain #CollectiveBias I absolutely love doing crafts with my kids! Bring on the Sharpies, the glue, the glitter! The more the merrier. What … Continued

What to Do About Disrespectful Kids

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One of most difficult typical issues (not heart defects, FASD or hearing loss) we have dealt with in our parenting has been disrespect in the early teen and tween years. Our sweet, polite (even compliant) children suddenly become completely unpredictable. … Continued

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