What I've Learned From Years of Experiencing Migraines

I first experienced a migraine in eighth grade following a holiday play I was in. I felt overwhelmingly nauseated and a constant pound in my head that seemed to ebb with the light that pierced my eyelids. The pain was radiating and unlike anything I had ever felt before. I had no idea that it was anything other than a typical headache until my dad pointed out that my pupils were so dilated he could no longer see my light blue eye color. Thus, my journey with chronic migraines began.

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The Boycotting of the Nighttime Siestas: Sleep Regression.

First, let me just start off by saying, the word "tough" is subjective, and I completely understand that there are harder things to focus on at times when it comes to parenting, but this, this sleep regression nonsense, has been my strongest parenting nemesis to date. Oh and I (plus my ever patient husband) will defeat this proverbial beast.

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Travis Cooper
Silliness & Structure

I thrive on productivity and list making. So when it comes to my day to day with my daughter, I strive to keep it basic and yet intentional with how we spend our time. While I believe that a schedule works best with children, I also don't resign myself to a detailed schedule either. I aspire to integrate a little bit of "character" into our day: lots and lots of music, occasional crafts, and books galore (my girl has her own miniature library.)  

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Travis Cooper