How Reading Gave My Silent Child a Voice

When Jericho was born, he had this look about him that made you think he was just going to open his mouth and start talking. He was so stoic. His eyes were so knowing. It was like he understood so much more than any of us ever could, one any minute...

The Reality of My Child's Rare Disease

As a parent, you want nothing more than for your children to be healthy, happy, successful humans. You would do anything and everything in your power to protect your kids. You would go to the ends of the earth for them. So when your child is diagnosed with a rare,...

Taking a Parenting Cheat-Day

If you've ever dieted before, you're familiar with the idea of a cheat-day. It's essentially a day out of the week (or whatever time frame suites you) that you give yourself a break and indulge on things your diet otherwise wouldn't permit. It's been suggested that allowing yourself a cheat-day actually...

My Postpartum Depression Battle

I've always felt awkward and uncomfortable sharing personal things. I don't mind talking about the silly anecdotes of child-rearing or the tips and tricks for marriage I've picked up along the way. But when it comes to the truly, deeply personal issues of my life, there are select few people...

The Beige Phase

Today has been a hard day in the Wire household. I have two toddlers fighting off various infections with the help of antibiotics that simultaneously heal their bodies while causing their colons to frequently erupt. I thought once infancy was over so were the blowouts, but that apparently is not...

Mountains and Miracles

I would like to introduce you to my son, Finley. Finley is almost five years old. He is obsessed with dinosaurs and sharks, could eat chocolate cake for every meal, and can’t get enough of Teen Titans Go. His most ticklish spot is under his chin, he already plays drums...

Five Bedtime Stories That Will Save Your Life

We are HUGE books nerds. Almost every room in our house has at least one pile of books stacked up somewhere. I love taking the boys to the bookstore and letting them pick out a new book. The baby isn't quite so enamored with the written word, but our toddler...

Being the Parent You Never Thought You Would Be

Being a parent is hard. I know I’ve said it before and you can bet that I’ll say it again. There’s just no way around it. It’s hard on you physically. It’s hard on you mentally. It’s hard on you emotionally. It’s hard. And the amount scrutiny most parents seem...

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