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Hearts Out Of Orbit

by Jennifer A. Kelly

Posted on 2018-03-13

“To have a child is to have your heart go walking around outside of your body.” Not too long after the second of my three daughters was born, I heard this quote. With a toddler and a newborn orbiting my life constantly, I had never heard more truth spoken. I was surrounded by other moms with small children then, too. We were navigating these new waters together and life was blossoming as our little “hearts” scampered all over the playground or each other’s living rooms. Now, with teenagers and...

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Those Irrational “Mom” Thoughts…

by Jennifer A. Kelly

Posted on 2018-02-20

Anytime I find myself unable to fully control a situation my kids are in, I tend to imagine the worst possible scenario. It seems to be a coping mechanism, and I imagine I’m not alone in my thinking. Moms, do you picture the house suddenly catching on fire the minute you leave the kids alone for a quick trip to the grocery store? Do you know for a fact they WILL be kidnapped if you let them go to the movies with their friends? Kids crossing the street is certain to bring the one hit-and-run driver in town to your street at...

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A More Meaningful Valentine

by Jennifer A. Kelly

Posted on 2018-02-14

This particular holiday can conjure up so many emotions in different people. The forlorn, downcast, and unlucky-in-love seek to simply survive the barrage of pink and red candy hearts on every aisle of every store. The newly-attached enthusiastically draw on their creative juices to exhibit their significant feelings for their significant other. Personally, my favorite part of Valentine’s Day is seeing my daughters wake up to treats waiting for them at the breakfast table. We rarely eat breakfast together anymore, and...

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