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I don’t stick my hand in a toilet for just anyone!

In one of my recent posts on the Dallas Moms Blog, I mentioned that my daughter had found pure joy in a box of paper clips.  I wanted to expand on that a bit because it went from joy to obsessive attachment pretty quickly, and became quite entertaining.

Early this past Saturday morning, she had a single . . . → Read More: I don’t stick my hand in a toilet for just anyone!

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To the woman with the autistic child at Walmart…

Dear Struggling Mom,

I heard your child all over the store.  As I visited different areas of the store in search for the things on my list, I could hear him stimming.  Loudly.  I recognized it immediately.  My heart immediately went out to you even though I hadn’t seen you yet.  I knew that grocery shopping was . . . → Read More: To the woman with the autistic child at Walmart…

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What is Santa doing to your child’s self esteem?

Let me preface this by saying that I don’t have a problem with kids believing in Santa. I think it’s fun, sweet, innocent, and embraces the spirit of giving.  So, I’m not saying you should give that up at all.  I would, however, like you to consider HOW you use Santa in your home.

Imagine this…

You are . . . → Read More: What is Santa doing to your child’s self esteem?

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I couldn’t ask for more

Today at the park I asked Lovebug, “Do you know you’re beautiful?”.

She replied, “Yes. Daddy told me.”

I couldn’t ask for more.

I am so blessed to be married to a man that understands the importance of a daughter feeling loved by her daddy!

And that confidence leads to her continuing to try new things…like this really steep (fast) . . . → Read More: I couldn’t ask for more

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Keeping in touch with Daddy over the miles

Yesterday, Lovebug (my 6 year old daughter) and I said “See ya later” (not goodbye) to my husband as he left to join the Army. He just re-enlisted after serving for 7 years and being out for 13. He signed the paper months ago, but today he actually left. The Army calls it “shipped out”, even . . . → Read More: Keeping in touch with Daddy over the miles

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Practice makes perfect

The other day my daughter was practicing riding her bike.  She was working on her turns and making figure eights without turning too much and falling over.  I told her “Practice makes perfect!”, and she told me “No it doesn’t, Mommy! No one is perfect except God.”

How right she is!

If only practice made perfect, then maybe . . . → Read More: Practice makes perfect

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