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  1. Ann
    April 16, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    I just joined NOBH and found your blog. I love your poem Heidi! It makes me either want to laugh or cry, and that just nails life with our tweens.
    Blessings on your journey, and I’m looking forward to following.

  2. Heidi
    April 18, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    Ann, thank you for stopping in. I love your sentiment about laughing or crying as it is so true! Even my tween is like that; one extreme to the other in the blink of an eye!

  3. Madalyn
    April 19, 2012 @ 3:10 am

    I love you poem. These are my sentiments exact….I too have a tween girl. As much as I love the wonderful young lady she is becoming….I am not ready for it all. 🙂

  4. Heidi
    April 19, 2012 @ 7:15 am

    Madalyn, it does seem to be a double edged sword; love it and don’t at any given moment. I look at my tween in certain moments and am in awe of the “big girl” she is becoming, as I can’t envision her as “grown up” yet! 🙂

  5. Joe Ciravola
    April 19, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    Food for thought. When we say the word Tween.. We never think of a tween boy. hehe..

  6. Kim
    April 20, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    Oh, the tween years! All the growing up they do towards the woman they are becoming, and the letting go we really start learning to do.

    It is a delightful stage with its difficulties, for sure, but wonderful nonetheless. I thought your poem captured it beautifully!

  7. Heidi
    April 20, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Thank you Kim. Clearly I am in the throws of tweendom with my daughter, and just hoping to stay afloat during her trials and tribulations! Plus, I really want to find the good side, the sweet way she buys Easter basket things with her own money for her siblings, the neat bond she shares with my dad, etc.

  8. Ingrid Kron
    April 20, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    Love your poem; not only creative but capturing the essence of this phase of the journey with Chloe.

  9. By Word of Mouth Musings
    May 1, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    and life shifts … so very true.
    I have one who just goes about her business and loves the world … but the world is not always such a loving place back.
    And this mama’s heart hurts …

    Thank you for linking into Time Travel Tuesday for May – so thrilled to have you xxx

  10. Heidi
    May 1, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Nicole, I have never felt such an ache as when one of my children has been wounded by the world around them. 🙁

  11. Diane
    May 2, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    Oh, I loved this, Heidi! I, too approached my girls’ teenage years with misgiving. How wonderful to find that they became, not the hormonal, angsty (is that a word?) temperamental creatures I had expected, but instead, my best friends. Wonderful times in your past? Your best times are still ahead of you! Thank you for sharing!

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