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Motherhood: Fully Initiated

You know you’re a Mom* when . . . You can wipe nose—that is, someone else’s nose. Sans-tissue. Without gagging. You mentally congratulate yourself when

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Talking with Toddlers

I’ve been brushing up on my communication skills with Lucy in mind. Here is some of the best advice I’ve received.

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Potty Training 101

Few parenting tasks filled me with the trepidation that potty training inspired. Here’s what worked for us.

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The Best Parenting Principle

 “It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.”  –Charles Dickens Preparing for parenthood was, in a word,

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Sense and Omniscience

Sometimes I am terribly, terribly tempted. Worldliness, materialism, hedonism—whatever you choose to call it—has remarkable appeal. I do not think myself a sinner for feeling

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