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‘She is moving mountains, even when she loses her footing. She will never forget the pain of fatigue, but she’ll find herself aching to breathe in those cuddles again.’: Mom urges ‘you are enough’

“If I could go back, I’d tell her she’ll have alone time again, but it will feel like two hearts wandering in different directions. I’d tell her the memories she’ll lose herself in won’t just be the milestones, but those long nights. That a love like this is a silent language that speaks volumes.”

‘Whoa! He has some really blonde hair.’ I JUST KNEW. My husband smiled. ‘He’s an albino.’: Mother of 2 sons with albinism says the best thing she can instill in them is ‘confidence’

“The doctor was staring inside me with a flashlight. We realized there was something extra special with him when nurses were coming in to see the ‘baby with the white hair.’ It was so white it would sparkle in the sunlight. My mother in law stared in awe and said, ‘He’s like a special little fairy.’”

How a stranger reminded me that raising little ones is magical

I didn’t notice her at first. It was Saturday morning at McDonald’s. I was in the midst of cutting up pancakes, getting straws in milk and generally trying to keep our three sons quiet and (somewhat) under control. And, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a woman, gazing at our table. Her …

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