Parenting: It’s Not Me, It’s You

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By Amber Leventry I am in an unfulfilling stretch of my relationship with my boys, a one-way, I meet all of their needs and they piss on me stretch—I have been peed on more in the last two months than I could have ever anticipated.  What is it with boys and their penises and uncontrollable […]

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Making It Through The Grocery Store with Twins

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By: Amber Leventry When I go to the grocery store with my 15 month old twin boys, I swing through emotions faster than I do on the day before my period. As I gather my coupons and courage to leave the house, I know I will soon experience more feelings than a sane person should […]

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Parenting Is Not Always Love At First Sight

Do you fall in love with your baby immediately?

By Amber Leventry My twin boys are 14 months old. I fell in love with one of them yesterday and the other today. Please make no mistake or judgment. I have loved them since they were cells dividing, and I have loved them stronger each day since their birth, but yesterday was the first time […]

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The Road to Parenthood is Not Always Straight: Part 2 Selective Reduction

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By Amber Leventry   Every mom has a unique and memorable birth story for each of their children. But before every birth story is a conception story. Some women and couples are able to conceive a child with ease. Others need time and patience. Some face the heartbreak of a miscarriage. We needed fertility help. […]

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The Road to Parenthood is Not Always Straight: Part One

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By Amber Leventry Every mom has a unique and memorable birth story for each of their children. But before every birth story is a conception story. Some women and couples are able to conceive a child with ease. Others need time and patience. Some face the heartbreak of a miscarriage. We needed fertility help. Having […]

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Why Can’t Life Be Like Instagram?

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By Brandy Black I love looking through pictures on instagram, mini postcards of perfect beautiful lives.  The food, the sunsets, the snowman, the skiers, all of the adventurous  things people are doing. I like vacations because I too can participate in sharing my picture perfect life, but this year, my instagram went silent. I got […]

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Every child has the right to the protection, stability and respect that only marriage provides

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By Jason Howe An exploratory brush at the tip of my nose.  Half-asleep, I’m barely aware and don’t respond. Once again, more insistent, it makes its way into the opening of my nostril.  Still no response. Then it comes:  not just an I’m-stopped-at-a-signal-and-I-don’t- think- anyone-is-looking scrape of the septum; not just a I’m-driving-on the-101-and-no-one-is-near-up-to-the-cuticle foray into the nostril; […]

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