Category Archives: Single Mother by Choice – SMC

Me Update

I haven’t been on here much and can’t recall what I last wrote about and what details I shared. In November I was diagnosed with chiari malformation and told I should have decompression surgery. I was originally scheduled for mid … Continue reading

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Wallace Said Wednesday 2

“When I grow up, I’m going to live in the wild.” Morning snuggles. Totally left field, but he had ideas of what he would do living in the wild, like watching birds to learn how to make birds nests to … Continue reading

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First Lost Tooth

It’s been an exciting evening over here! While Wallace was in the bath, he lost his first baby tooth, bottom front left. He said he was biting around the edge of the hat on my rubber ducky and it popped … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Little Red Stroller

The Little Red Stroller is a picture book about a stroller being passed down to different children over many years. It takes an interesting journey and is a sweet story with colorful and detailed iillustrations. Wallace says: I think it’s … Continue reading

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Tongue Tie: 5 Weeks Post Surgery

I began referring to it as surgery after a week of people not understanding the complexity of the procedure. Though I was awake with lots of numbing medication, it was very much an in office surgery with a long healing … Continue reading

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“Here’s looking at you, kid”

I’ve been looking at pictures of my brain and neck, pictures of other people’s brains, and reading all the things I can about all the things people noticed in my MRI and symptoms. It’s a lot. I’m having trouble processing … Continue reading

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MicroBlog Monday: Friends

At preschool last year, the teachers called all the kids friends. I thought it was cute but also noticed it disregarded the fact that some kids weren’t friends yet or weren’t going to mesh that well. No one, child or … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

This day makes me think of all the women who have died in childbirth, or shortly after. Those who chose not to become mothers and those who tried a million times a million ways and couldn’t. I think of the … Continue reading

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How To Train Your Six Year Old

I’ve had a six year old for over a month! I keep meaning to write about this milestone and his birthday celebrations. I never wrote about his 5th birthday, and don’t want the same to happen here. In brief, he … Continue reading

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Take a Hint

Since Wallace was an infant, I’ve had to stand my ground when strangers touch him. I tried to be kind, but sometimes they just didn’t get it. It’s as if people feel entitled to touch, comment on, and intrude upon … Continue reading

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