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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Writer's workshop: Ten years ago

Ten years ago, I was living in Ohio.

Ten years ago, I was a stay-at-home mother of two daughters. One, almost 3 years old and the other barely eight months old.

Ten years ago, I wrote occassional articles for a parenting magazine about the challenges of multiples, the sleep patterns of infants, the difficulties of breastfeeding and the odds of gender selection.

Ten years ago, our house was much smaller but our yard was a little bigger.

Ten years ago, I had a different circle of friends. This core group now spans multiple states but we still try to keep in touch.

Ten years ago, I was learning about the joys of having a child in preschool.

Ten years ago, I was certain I would never catch up on my sleep.

Ten years ago, my day consisted of library story time, tons of laundry, carpools to preschool, playdates and sippy cups.

Ten years later and a lot has changed.

Our family has grown.

Our home is now in PA.

I no longer go to storytime but every now and again I get to read books like Lunch Bunnies to oh-so-cute kindergarteners.

The sippy cups are gone but the laundry has grown.

9 random thoughts:

Pish Posh said...

Do you miss it?

Wendy said...

10 years ago I was the momma of an 14 month old and a 4 year old. Oh how simple life was back then!

10 years ago I was working for a not so nice company and didn't get to spend as much time as I liked with my kiddos.

10 years ago we lived in a much smaller house with a bigger yard and only dealt with water in our basement on really rainy days!

10 years ago I was 10 years younger!

kisatrtle said...

Pish Posh...sometimes but most of the time I'm happy my kids are more independent!

Kristie Maynard said...

10 yrs ago my kids were 9 and almost 12. Just about time to have a teen ager and now it won't be long before I have no teenagers left. Jaryd will be 20 in August and I can't believe how much has changed in 10 yrs, not just with the kids, but so much else.
Love this post, it really gets me thinking about where I've been and where I am now.

Allison said...

I just had my first baby and ten years I would have never imagined being a stay at home mom. Now I feel luckier than I ever would have thought!

Jenners said...

When you are in the middle of raising kids, a lot can change in 10 years!

Patty Ann said...

It is always amazing to me how fast time flies!! My oldest is now 34 and I honestly don't know where the time went. All I can say is enjoy it while you have it. I can honestly say that I miss the days.

Mama Kat said...

Crazy how fast time flies with kids and how much everything changes as they grow up! Loved this sneak peek back into your life!

septembermom said...

A lot can change for mamas in ten years! Laundry is overflowing here!!

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