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The Mystery Of Learning Language

Words With Kids: The Mystery of Learning Language

They way we react to our kiddos babbling is what encourages them to continue communicating. They learn very early on that their sounds mean something to us and are bolstered by our reactions. This is the fifth th in a series about communication between you and your child. Why focus on communication? Brazilian educator Paulo […]

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Birth the Second Time-2

My 10 Favorite Surprises: Giving Birth the Second Time Around

When your water breaks, you know you need to giddy on up to the hospital. But when contractions are making you feel like you might die from the inside yet are still eight minutes apart, you call the hospital twice thinking maybe they’ll take pity on you this time and tell you to come have […]

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Infertility

Second Time Around: Infertility Doesn’t Get Easier

I have less desire to carve out time from my full-time job to go to countless appointments where I try, and fail, to modestly cover myself in a too-small paper drape in preparation for physically intrusive examinations. Where even though my doctor’s office is filled with caring professionals I leave feeling more like a broken […]

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How to Not Lose Yourself In Motherhood

How To Not Lose Yourself In Motherhood

When I was ten years old, I was caught in an undertow at Virginia Beach. The wave tumbled and tossed me, dragged me along the gritty ocean floor and then swirled me up again in a wet, relentless swirl. I lost myself for a moment, and when I recovered I felt disoriented and scraped up. [...]
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Stayathomemom

Surviving as a New Stay-at-Home Mom

Now that my youngest is in school, I realize the days were long, but the years were short. I’m so thankful looking back for the lazy days at the playground and the hours spent in a rocking chair with my babies. With kids in high school, middle school, and elementary now, things move at a […]

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