WhenTheLightsGoDown

When the Lights Go Down

When I first heard the phrase, “When the lights go down,” I’d always also hear the lyrics below from Faith Hill’s song. However, this song came out before I became a mother. Now that I am a mom, these words have a new meaning. Maybe to you, as well? “When the lights go down and there’s […]

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Mom with Children

Caring for Tricycles to Wheelchairs :: Moms Caught in the Middle

I watched my friend’s profile as she spoke. The subtle way she bowed her head. Her nearly translucent eyelashes blinking away the afternoon sunlight. Her hands silently wrapping and unwrapping a Kleenex. Comforting and caring for a friend was the easiest thing in the world for Lena. I was moved by her voice, the words […]

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Just out here looking for my village

Where’s the Village?

There was a time when I would just nod and smile when someone would say, “It takes a village!” “Sure, sure,” I’d think to myself. “I’m pretty rock solid on my own.” What I didn’t know was that I had a village. I had a built-in support system that I took for granted. I had […]

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LEGO Cleanup Hacks

LEGO Cleanup Hacks

LEGOS! The word strikes fear in every foot that has stepped on a brick. When my boys were toddlers, they received two large buckets of MEGA BLOKS. Our teenage babysitter had more success building with them. She built towers that my boys promptly destroyed. Gradually, they started to build small structures for their miniature cars […]

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