Puberty And Potty Training

As Jazmine eagerly awaits her body changes, Baby Grace shows then shies away from potty independence. It is quite the spectrum we have here in the Lee household. On one hand, we are watching our flower blossom.  On the other hand, our sweet cherub is turning into quite the tyrant. As a mom who enjoys like-mindedness …

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My Belly

I was in the best shape of my adult life in 2014. It was one year after we lost January and Jazmine was 5 years old. It took time, food tracking, and finding a fitness genre I love to be able to get back to a shape and scale numbers I formerly knew.  Baby Grace …

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That’s It

I just got back from the doctors. Everything is fine. No worries there, praise God. But something still doesn't feel right. Despite my best efforts, I still don't feel myself. I talked with my best friend today.  She gave me permission to chill. I needed someone to do it.  My husband gave me permission but …

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How To Let Go And Let God

Let Go and Let God is a song and a cliché within the church. Not that that saying has no truth, but it is often used so haphazardly that the full weight of the words is missed. I long for more children. An itch has been scratched since having Baby Grace but it still feels …

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Addressing Problems In My Village

I felt attacked. The words of some of the members of my village felt like knife lunges. When Jazmine was born, I didn't understand the purpose of a village. I had heard of the term but didn't apply it to me.  Growing up, we had community; neighborhood, church and the like. I never considered that …

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When Help Hurts

One major knowledge nugget I learned from Jazmine to baby Grace, is that not all "help" is beneficial.  New moms are often told to take all the help they can get. That peice of advice seeps in and becomes a way of thinking that lasts far past the newborn/infant stage. When you physically can't, accept …

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