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Kristen Kehl

The Family Bed

I didn’t really plan to be a co-sleeping parent, it just happened organically. As a newborn, both my kids slumber in sleep baskets in the bed with my husband and me. They both transitioned to their own rooms in a crib, after six weeks or so. We read the books and followed the to-do’s of sleep safety like every parent should. It was around four months old when…

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Kristen Kehl

Why My Toddler Is Whining

“Mommy. No! That’s teddy’s blanket,” she whines to me. The blanket she is referring to is a striped burp cloth draped over my shoulder, which was indeed Teddy’s blanket last night. “It’s okay honey, Teddy said I could borrow it.” I have to tread lightly with this one because, Teddy is territorial of his belongings. “Noooooooo!” She wails, as the tears start streaming down her face.

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Kim Bryant

Reflections of a Conflicted Step-Grandparent

It’s mid-morning on a sunny Saturday, and I am chilling in my bedroom, reading a Sue Grafton murder mystery. The double bedroom doors are wide open and a little voice just piped, “Hi, Miss Kim,” at the doorway as my seven-year-old bonus granddaughter headed to her new room at my house to get something.

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Kelly Miller

Granny Gram – The New Edition

After living, what I can only describe as turbulent single motherhood, I have earned the right to enjoy my grandchildren. Watching my family expand rebuilds a purpose and vigor I have been missing.

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Kara Greco

Our Journey

Our Journey began with a brief message about simple interests. This quickly blossomed into curiosity and friendship. Friendship doesn’t usually come easy between a man and a woman, but for us it was simple.  We exchanged pleasantries, while learning more about each other, our likes, dislikes, hobbies, and fascinations. We learned quickly on that…

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Kristen Kehl

Your Side of the Bed

Another day spent in bed, my new normal. I wasn’t sick when we met, or perhaps a more accurate statement would be, that I didn’t know I was sick when we met. Six years ago you met a fun brunette at a movie theater for a first date. We spent hours talking in the parking lot after the movie and kissed just before we parted for the night.

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Kristen Kehl

A Mom’s Hair Journey

I have had a love-hate relationship with my hair since I knew what a brush was. I was born with fine straight hair, but once puberty hit my hair started to curl. Twenty years later, I have fine textured ringlets that love to frizz. I used straightening tools and products to combat my mane, however, my hair never stayed straight for a full day.

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Kim Bryant

Empty No More Week One – “They’re Moving In!”

I am so tired! In one week, we’ve had patriotic homemade waffles (topped with whipped cream, blueberries and strawberries), Toy Story 4, donuts, a late (nine o’clock is now late) trip to Target for lawn toys, and a one-mile walk in the heat to play at the park….

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