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Author Archive | Kristi Bothur

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Look, I’m Dancing!

“One, two, three, four, two, two, three, four, turn, two, three, four…” The choreographer counts steadily, and my mouth tightens with tension, because this isn’t my daughter’s dance class. Instead, it’s me trying to move in time with the music and not trip over myself. Now, as I continually stumble over my own feet, I […]

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Being the “Older” Mom

While I was pregnant with my daughter, I realized I was not like all the other pregnant ladies who came into the office. Because I was over the age of 35 (I was 37 when she was born), I was what they delicately referred to as AMA. Advanced maternal age. Older than the average pregnant woman. […]

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Thinking About Homeschooling?

The sign on the nearby elementary school reads, “Kindergarten Registration”, reminding parents of four-going-on-five-year-olds that “big school” days are a mere eight months away.  As I drove past it the other day, I remembered seeing the same sign a year ago.  I would drive past it at least twice a day, and each time I […]

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