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Author Archives: Deanna Cogdon Miller

But Mommm: Longing

This past weekend our kids were invited to celebrate the 2nd birthday of a good friend who shared our caregiver with us last year. Our oldest had basketball so my husband went to her game while I took our almost-four and almost-six year olds to the party. We were one of the first to arrive and as you’d expect at ... Read More »

But Mommm: Over-scheduled

We are over-scheduled on weeknights. I told myself it would never happen. In fact, I promised myself it would never happen. I believe strongly in play time and free time and family time. Life is hectic enough as two parents who work full-time. Who wants to be running in the door, feeding kids as quickly as you can and then ... Read More »

But Mommm: Lice

I spend a lot of time staring at my kids. I look at them and my mind wanders off to how incredible they are. I think about how cute they are. I take in all of their features – wanting to soak in everything about them. Sometimes I laugh at myself and realize there will come a day when the ... Read More »

But Mommm: TMI

I remember finding out I was pregnant with our first like it was yesterday. The excitement (and nerves) were overwhelming and I was hungry for information. Within a day I had gone out and bought about three different books and had started searching every possible baby-related thing on the Internet. I really wanted to know whatever I could about my ... Read More »

But Mommm: Role Reversal

“Mommy is there something big going on at work soon?” “Hmmm I’m not sure, like what sweetie?” “I don’t know Mom, just something that will change things?” As we lay in her bed she reached out and stroked my hair. There was a seriousness in her eyes as she looked at me with a certain facial expression that has become ... Read More »

But Mommm: Wishes

Now that the kids are getting older (funny how ages three, five and eight seem old after the baby/toddler years), I’ve found myself looking back and wishing we’d done some things differently. For the most part I try to be a “no regrets” kind of person but I definitely think that a few small changes in the early parenting years ... Read More »

But Mommm: Back-to-School

It’s hard to believe that week one of the new school year is behind us. Where did that summer go? As I start setting the alarm earlier, emptying backpacks and packing lunches, it’s hard not to reflect on how much change our family is experiencing right now. If you’ve been following this blog over time, you know that for the ... Read More »

But Mommm: Summer

Kids exploring lake

It’s 6:45am and I am sitting at a table at the lake. I’m never quite sure what to call this place – a cottage makes it seem like more than it is and a camp sounds slightly less than it is. It’s basically a small building on a lake with no running water or electricity and it’s the place where ... Read More »

But Mommm: Booksmarts

Deanna’s on vacation this week so we’re throwing back to an old blog of hers that is good for this time of year when we’re getting ready to get back to the books. As we were standing in line at the grocery store check-out a few weeks ago, our three year old leaned over the gum rack, took one huge ... Read More »

But Mommm: The Sleepover

I heard the pitter-patter of feet the second I turned out the lights. It was quickly followed by muffled giggles from under a blanket and little voices saying, “shhhhhh” as they laughed, thinking they were pulling one over on me. The hilarious truth is that I was lying on a pull-out couch in the same room about eight feet away ... Read More »