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THIS IS CHILDHOOD
This Is 5 and 2: Time Is on Our Side
Writer, Editor, Mom
As parents, we often say, "How did this happen?" when we talk about our kids growing up. What's next is always, so suddenly, now. It feels like the definition of bittersweet.
This Is Childhood: Ten
Writer, A Design So Vast
All of parenting is a constant farewell and an endless allelulia wrapped together, but 10 feels like an especially momentous one.
This Is Childhood: Nine
Writer, Universal Grit
Sometimes when I'm with her, I see traces of her as a toddler -- round and full, with mischief and joy flitting across her features like a sprightly fairy. Other times, I see mature, angular hints of the woman that she will someday become.
What My 8-Year-Old Has Taught Me About Parenting
Ad Agency Owner and Blogger, amandamagee.com
I don't love you more on days when nothing goes wrong and you do everything that I ask. I don't love you less on days that we both end up crying and I make a dinner that nobody likes.
My Favorite Things About Having A 6-Year-Old
Blogger, I Love Them the Most When They're Sleeping
Six, you, like no other year before you, have filled this boy with confidence. This boy whose heart was still open at birth. This boy whose heart is the very biggest part of him. You've transformed him.
What 5 Looks Like
Writer, mother of four
Five is a whole hand. It is no longer a baby, not even a toddler or a preschooler. Five is a big deal.
This Is What 4 Means To Me
Author of Kindness Wins, a simple no-nonsense guide to teachin...
This, all of this, is 4. Big, lightly kissed with small.
This Is 3
Three is climbing, dancing and understanding the rules of a game. It's the "I do it myself" age.
This Is What 2 Looks Like
Writer and blogger, Motherese
Two years ago, I lay in a hospital bed, a fetal monitor strapped to my belly. Your heartbeat accelerated and decelerated, sending the monitor's needle dancing. The nurse smiled: "This one is going to be a handful." You're much more than a handful now, 2 years old and full of fire.
Why I'll Never Say You're 'Almost 2' Again
Aidan Donnelley Rowley
Author, 'Life After Yes'
I will do my best to revel in these final weeks in the Land of One. And in these final weeks, if anyone asks how old you are, I will say something a bit different than what I said to your big sister's teacher.
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