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"It gets easier, doesn't it?"

When you're in the trenches of babyhood, it often feels like you'll be stuck there forever. Some days are so challenging and so long, that the only thing you can hold onto is the idea that someday things will be easier. The truth is hard -- it doesn't get easier, it gets different.

"This is Melissa..."

At a social gathering recently, someone introduced me to someone else as, “This is Melissa -- she has five kids.”  Being described by the number of kids I have felt odd,  so I’ve come up with a few ideas in case you ever bump into me at a party and can’t think of how to introduce me.

What They Remember

Do you remember Columbine? I remember Columbine. School shootings have impacted the way I parent -- underlining and emphasizing all the things that are out of my control as a parent.

How do you cope with those feelings?