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When we began our family, the decision was made (mostly by me) to have four kids spaced closely together. The vision of having them go through stages of life was my dream. One of the deciding factors was being done with potty training, naps and diapers in a short period of time.

We then became a baby making factory having four kids in five years. Most days it’s fun having the kids close in age, but it means some of the harder parts of life come at us like rapid fire. Puberty for one is not something to take lightly. We are growing adults over here for pete’s sake. The younger years seem like a walk in the park compared to the emotional and physical changes occurring now.

Body Hair, Voice Changes and Enlarging Testicles, Oh My

Conversations about these big life transitions never come up when I’m prepared to talk. Nope, they happen at random when I’m least expecting it. While tucking my nine year old into bed, he paused before I left the room and said, “Mom I have a question.”

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