Amy Coons

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Prepping For A New School Year

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Prepping For A New School Year As a teacher myself, I have a love/hate relationship with the idea of going back to school. I could not wait for summer break, but as the summer weeks...
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What To Do When Your Baby Has A Flat Spot

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As a mother of 3 boys, I felt seasoned when I had baby number 3. I felt that I knew all the tricks and was very confident in my mothering skills of a newborn. At...
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Honoring Veterans Day

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The night of September 10, 2001 I went to bed a very naive college freshmen. This season of my life was my first experience at freedom and I was living it up in Baton...
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A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

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Feb. 28, 2012 started out like any other morning. My 4- and 2-year-old came into my room to wake me up and I slowly started moving to get up to get my youngest, who...
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I Wanted A Girl

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I have never had a problem admitting that I wanted a girl, but God had different plans. When I became pregnant with my first son I was ecstatic that he was a boy. He...
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Getting Tubes Was a Blessing

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Fever. Crankiness. No sleeping. All the signs that point towards an ear infection and one of the most common things for babies to get. My oldest had one ear infection as a baby, middle...
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To My Children’s Teachers…

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To My Children's Teachers, With a new school year starting up soon, I just wanted to let you know that I got you. As an educator myself, I understand the amounts of time it takes to...
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Becoming A Stay-at-Home Mom When All My Kids Are In School…

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My boys are 10, 7 and 6. They are all in school full time. Yet, I have made the decision to become a stay-at-home mom. I know, it seems a little backwards. Most moms...
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Tantrum Of The Century

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My poor boy #2. I feel like I am always telling stories about him, but he has been the one child that has kept me on my toes and has made me a better...
Why I Stopped Breastfeeding

Why I Stopped Breastfeeding

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Three weeks after my middle son was born my husband found me sitting on the shower floor crying and slightly hyperventilating. My boobs were sore. And tired. For the last three weeks I either had a...