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miscarriage-memory

When Twins Vanish: My Miscarriage Memory

I never thought I would have a miscarriage. Then again, I never thought I would have a child, either. I knew from a young age that my mom had miscarried once, before she’d had my older brother. They didn’t have the term rainbow baby at the time, but that’s exactly what he was. As a […]

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Life in second place

Life in 2nd Place: A Letter of Apology to My Second Born

Hey Kiddo, It’s hard to believe you’re turning three this month, albeit with decidedly less fanfare than your older brother’s over the top third birthday spectacle, absurdly dubbed ‘R’s Robot Romp.’ But that’s been the story of your life, hasn’t it? While every detail of your brother’s birth and existence has been enveloped in the […]

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Nurturing Sibling Relationships (2)

FRIENDS FOR LIFE: Nurturing Sibling Relationships

My husband and I have three precious (but HUMAN) daughters. Our house is constantly abuzz with the sounds of siblings. Sometimes our ears are delighted with tinkling giggles but often our heads pound from the endless screeching, screaming and sobbing.  “She won’t let me play with the (insert absurdly noisy toy)!” “She called me stupid!” […]

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SmallSpaceBigFamily

Small Space, Lots of Kids

I have children who go wide-eyed when we visit people at their houses. These homes usually have so much space! Everyone has their own bedroom! There are yards! Pets! It’s somewhat astonishing to my 7-, 5-, and 3-year old, who have been raised living on campus at Baylor School here in Chattanooga. We moved on campus […]

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