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    Motherhood,  Parenting

    Eighteen Years Ago

    Seems like a lifetime ago and really, it was. My oldest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. Eighteen years ago this week, I was getting ready to have my first child. I was watching a movie a couple of weeks ago (OKAY IT WAS PRETTY IN PINK) and in it, Duckie was rewinding a tape deck in Andie’s car and that simple action got me to thinking about all the changes I have seen in my lifetime. Then I started thinking about all the changes I’ve seen just since Anna (and Ella) were born. I didn’t have a pause, play or DVR button when I was feeding my newborn babies. Meaning I…