Author Archive | Stephanie Kizziar

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I Don’t Want to Yell Anymore

“It’s like you take care of me, and then you yell at me.” My almost-five-year-old daughter’s lip trembled and her eyes welled up with tears. I had lost my temper yet again. It seems to happen so often lately. It happens when she spills the water I told her to hold with two hands. It […]

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I am the Woman :: Finding My Groove as a Mother

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” -Osho, Indian Spiritual Teacher, Enlightened Master, All-Around Guru This is a beautiful sentiment, but it’s also a little scary. Scratch that — a LOT scary. The woman […]

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Valentine Class Treats for the Littles :: With Printables!

Let me preface this by saying I LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY. Yes, I know it’s totally cheeseball, sap city, hearts and fluffies and la-de-dah. Yes, I know it’s a fake holiday created a hundred years ago to drive card sales during a slow month. Yes, I know it’s absolutely sickening and sugary-sweet and over the top.  […]

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The Offshore Wife’s Tale

Like so many in our corner of the world, my husband works offshore. He’s one of the lucky ones who didn’t lose their oilfield job at some point in the last seven years. But there are so many who have, and my heart aches for those families. We have spent the restless nights wondering what […]

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