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Camping: Then and Now

Camping: Then and NowWe all sat around the campfire checking our phones. (Well, now, not then.) Then, which was about 50 years ago, my maiden aunt took me and my younger brother, ages 8 and 6, on our very first camping trip. He had a slight fever, just about 100. “Don’t cancel!” My mother exclaimed. “Just put […]

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New School Year Hopes Providence Moms Blog

A Mother’s Hopes for a New School Year

“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly? – E.Hanson   A few weeks ago, my oldest daughter went back to school. This year she started 3rd grade. There was less hype around the first day, the outfit was simpler, the lunchbox was the same as last year; but this year […]

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Reflecting First Year Providence Moms Blog

Reflecting on the First Year

As we embark on our son’s first birthday, I’m realizing the importance of reflecting on a year of transition, change, growth, survival, and loss. The first year has been a giant roller coaster of excitement, suspense, thrill, and a whole lot of tears (someone, please tell me that I’m not the only one crying over […]

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Five Stages IKEA Acceptance Providence Moms Blog

The 5 Stages of IKEA Acceptance

I look around my chaotic house and there are (too many) things that don’t have a place.  It’s suffocating me. I am certainly not the most organized person, but there is no denying that my mood is affected by the clutter and disorganization surrounding me.  I feel defeated and frustrated as I utter the six […]

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