Author Archive | Krista Hager

gratitude

Timeless Gratitude: You’re Welcome!

“Noooo!” tears and screams erupt from my very opinionated two-year-old daughter. “I want the PINK butterfly one!!!!!” I chuckle to myself, “What you meant to say was THANK YOU!” Confused she looks up at me.  In full on Maui-style, “YOU’RE WELCOME!” I proudly exclaim.  You see, it appears lately I have become the sarcastic Mom. […]

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believe in magic

Do You Believe in Magic? Your Child Does!

“Wee Wee”  Then… “Ta Da!” Addy proudly exclaims with her “WOW” grin. I glance over precipitously. I mean “Ta Da” can mean a LOT of things in our house. Yesterday it meant a Crayola Picasso in our closet that was not quite as washable as the box implied. “Whew!” I exhale, and then erupt in belly […]

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FOMO

I Have FOMO!

My daughter begins her screech laughter while scream/singing. It is one part adorable, one part ear piercing, migraine inducing. And overall, a big fat sign that it is unequivocally NAP TIME! BIG TIME. “No no no no nap!” she pleads. “Yes yes yes yes nap,” I very maturely return. Seriously, hang out with a two-year-old […]

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outings

Posttraumatic Outings with Tots

It had been an eventful morning. Shoot, it has been an eventful last six months. You see, as a classic extrovert, I tend to go a little stir crazy without human interaction and blab my head off to unsuspecting victims (I mean friends) when faced with periods of adult conversation draughts. So I LOVE outings […]

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loss of a child

What Facebook Forgot on Father’s Day…

I sat down and put my fingers to the keyboard to quickly type out my usual “I love my Dad, Father-in-law, Grandfather, and husband” type of Father’s Day Post, accompanied by adorable pictures of these strong men in my life. I even pressed submit. And then, just as I did for Mother’s Day, I quickly […]

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