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Happy Birthday, Peekaboo!

Happy birthday, Peekaboo! To say the impact of this milestone is lost on me would be a great understatement.  The fact that a magazine that was built from the heart of a writer-turned-new-mom would be embraced so quickly, by…

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Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth

It’s never too early to start cleaning the inside of your child’s mouth. For this age, when your child has not yet sprouted his first tooth use a damp washcloth to wipe his gums down after nursing or bottle-feeding.…

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It’s a Girl! It’s an Addison!

Birth in and of itself is an amazing thing. Ten years ago, my husband John and I were a typical couple anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first child. We chose not to find out the gender of our…

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What Just Happened? A Birth Story Like No Other

March 13, 2014 was my 31st birthday. I was 39 weeks pregnant, and that evening was going to be the first anniversary party of my flower shop, PIGMINT. I had my party outfit on, my hair and makeup done,…

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Tick-Induced Alpha Gal Allergy

Not unlike generations of boys who have gone before them, my seven-year-old twins, Ben and Nathan, spent summer afternoons exploring the thick, lush woods surrounding their self-appointed fort on the shores of Beaver lake. Aside from the occasional swim…

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The Adoptive Mom Podcast

Meet Sarah Avery: Right after finishing my undergraduate degree, I moved back home and started dating a new guy. After only dating for a few months, I found out that I was pregnant. To say I was scared and…

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Leighton & Omar

On August 27, 2008, our lives were flipped upside down, sideways and every other way that you can imagine.  Richard and I were brand-new parents to the most precious blessing on earth, our 31-week-old ‘preemie,’ diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left…

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Kelly’s Korner Singles

Almost eight years ago, I had the crazy idea to try to play matchmaker on my blog. After all, I had hosted a series for a while on Fridays called “Show Us Your Life,” where I had people link…

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A Heart for Lana: Our Update

It has been seven years since I shared my daughter Lana’s story with you. Like the son of Jimmy Kimmel, the popular late-night show host and writer, Lana had a major heart defect at birth that resulted in her…

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My Breastfeeding Story

On July 6, 2017 our world forever changed… for the better. We welcomed our sweet little girl, Devyn Rae Jones, into the world with open arms. Perfection. Pure perfection. She was, and is, perfect in His eyes. July 8,…