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SURRENDER

SURRENDER

SURRENDER. My doctor pulled down the little blue curtain and smiled. 'Your in laws are here with your oldest son.' Oh good! I said, imagining the family reunion we were about to have. 'Wellllll......' she said.Not the response I was looking for as I lay listening to W cry in the hallway clearly hungry and upset about the warm home we just pulled him from.She explained that my oldest had cut his head and my husband hadn't come back into the operating room because he had been called down to the ER to be with him.I will give you a...

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CLUES

CLUES

CLUES 'Mama, will you hide them all AGAIN?!' We just ended our Halloween Scavenger Hunt and had arrived at the bath tub containing Make Your Own Pizzas and Cookie Decorating kits from @haymarkettaproom (yes, the bath tub ...the only place the dog wouldn't snag everything from) and he wanted me to hide all the CLUES again.The ending was exciting but that wasn't Eddie's favorite part. Never has been. It was the hunt. The search. The CLUES one after the other that let him know to keep going and that he was headed in the right direction.I miss the CLUES sone...

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It Matters.

It Matters.

IT MATTERS. She walked right into my booth where I stood crocheting and stood there for a moment smiling. I looked up and cheerfully greeted her. She paused and said, 'What you are doing brings a lot of joy. The things you make bring joy.' I teared up immediately and just like that she sauntered out of my booth smiling. IT MATTERS. It matters that you do the things you love and share them with others. IT MATTERS that I let the kids pretend to work out with me for the five minutes they kept interest. IT MATTERS that on...

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UNBALANCED

UNBALANCED. 1 out of 52. Not half. Not equally divided into fourths. 1/52. Sometimes I get lost in trying to live a balanced life of equally dividing my time between work, kids, husband, play, self care, and other things that I never realized how amazing the UNBALANCED life is.Somewhere between the Blair Witch hike we took that was marked .25 miles but ended up being closer to 4 and me realizing that I have, in fact, turned into my mother as I laugh and mutter to myself about the cards I am going to play in Cards Against Humanity I...

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ANSWER

ANSWER

ANSWER. I should have known the ANSWER would be breastmilk. My title of mom had only been received three weeks prior but after a call to the doctor about what seemed to be a blocked tear duct she reccomended we put breastmilk on it. The liquid gold of babies. I swear it would heal everyone if we could just spray it on right now with a crop duster plane flying overhead.So the ANSWER was breastmilk. I didn't bother to ask anything further. Breastmilk came from me so the most logical way was to manage to get some of it in...

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