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When It Felt Real

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine from high school posted this question on Facebook: “When did you really feel like a parent for the first time?” Most people answered with statements like, “As soon as I saw those two line on the pregnancy test” or “When she wrapped her little hand around my fingers for the first

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His crowning glory

Our six-year-old son is sort of known for his hair. Even before he was born, it’s gotten him attention. I had an ultrasound when I was 35 weeks pregnant with him, and I distinctly remember the doctor chuckling as soon as the kid’s image popped up on the screen. “That…that is a lot of hair,” he said, shaking his head.

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Until he says “when”

It’s been pretty much the same since he was two years old—right when we moved him into a “big boy bed.” He wiggles his toes in the water as I rinse his hair with the plastic measuring cup he’ll use to “make coffee” while he soaks. I wrap him up in a hooded towel, and he plops down on his

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Breast Cancer Miracle Baby

Pregnancy and childbirth are a little scary (especially the first time you go through it!). Sometimes complications arise that no one expects. A woman recently had a truly scary pregnancy journey as she endured treatments for breast cancer before finally giving birth. The photos taken are magical! This mother’s strength is awe inspiring. She began chemotherapy for breast cancer and

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