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An annual birthday letter to my son on his 15th birthday

Dear, Tanner

My dearest Tanner… If this past year has proven anything to me, it’s this: the world needs strong, righteous, God-fearing, family devoted men who stand tall in all places. Now more than ever. And as I have watched you this past year I have found myself swelling with pride. Tanner, you are no doubt growing […]

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Happy Birthday, Brooks... a birthday letter to my son on his third birthday. Read it now over on KaraLayne.com #Motherhood #RaisingKids #BirthdayTraditions

Happy Birthday, Brooks

My Dearest Brooks,  I read something the other day that brought a tear to my eye.. “There are many crazy things about being a parent and one that definitely wasn’t in the brochure is the way you don’t actually parent one person, you parent many, many different people who are all your child. There’s the […]

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An annual letter to my son on his 13th birthday. Happy Birthday, Tanner! Read it on Haus of Layne #BirthdayTraditions #Motherhood #RaisingKids

Dear, Tanner

My dearest Tanner… It was the last night we were on the road to Nashville. We arrived in Memphis at 2:00 AM, exhausted, and trying to find a hotel. The one I had in mind was showing as booked by the time we arrived in the city. After circling for some time, we parked in […]

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May

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Happy Birthday, Blake. An annual birthday letter to my daughter on her eleventh birthday. Enjoy it over on Haus of Layne! #Motherhood #RaisingKids #BirthdayTraditions

Happy Birthday, Blake

My dearest Blake,  Eleven years old. You have grown into the most beautiful young woman and it has been an honor to watch.  As we have made this big life change and settled into life in Tennessee, it has been a joy to watch you revel in all of the new and exciting things. There […]

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Happy Birthday, Blair. An annual birthday letter to my daughter on her sixth birthday. Enjoy it over on Haus of Layne! #Motherhood #RaisingKids #BirthdayTraditions

Happy Birthday, Blair

My dearest Blair,  Somewhere along the line between five years old and today, you stopped being a little kid and you have grown into a young lady. Your spunk, your vivaciousness, your humor, your confidence… you are a big personality packed in a small package and it is amazing to witness. You are constantly filling […]

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An annual letter to my son on his 13th birthday. Happy Birthday, Tanner! Read it on Haus of Layne #BirthdayTraditions #Motherhood #RaisingKids

Dear, Tanner

My dearest, Tanner… This year has been a wild one and I believe that is putting it lightly. Between diving into homeschooling and then making the decision to move, living in your grandmother’s home for four months while we finalized plans and now embarking on a complete life change as we leave Phoenix and find […]

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May

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A year of goodbyes as our youngest cub turns one. Stories of motherhood and the in-between. #Motherhood #RaisingKids #MotherhoodPortraits #MotherSonPortrait

My Dearest Brooks and Our Year of Goodbyes

My Dearest Brooks, It was 365 days ago that your father and I arrived at the hospital knowing that we would soon be meeting you. The 8 months and 2 weeks prior were more than I ever thought I could survive. It was the longest battle and I spent most of it feeling as if […]

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A letter to my son on his 11th birthday | HausOfLayne.com #BirthdayLetter #BirthdayTraditions

Dear, Tanner

My Dearest Tanner,  For the last two years you have put one thing on your Christmas list. You have begged and pleaded for another sibling. Whenever I would ask you why your answer was always, “Because we are supposed to have more”. And while Dad and I continued to tell you it wasn’t going to happen, […]

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May

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An annual birthday letter to my son on his 10th birthday | KaraLayneAndCo.com

Dear, Tanner

My Dearest Tanner, You and I are both pretty good at telling it how it is. It’s one of the characteristics I love about you. While it may put me in some awkward positions now and again, I know it will serve you well in the future. Truth? Your birthday wasn’t the greatest. In fact, […]

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May

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A letter to my son on his 9th birthday | HausOfLayne.com #BirthdayTraditions #BirthdayLetter

Dear, Tanner

My Dearest Tanner, It was last October. Your teacher and you had clashed from the very beginning of the school year and you had come home with your third in-class write up which meant you had to meet with the principal. Now, don’t get me wrong. I still had to make sure you learned the […]

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May

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A birthday letter to my son #RaisingKids #Motherhood #BirthdayTraditions

Dear, Tanner

My Dearest Tanner, Today you turned eight. And I woke up to the repeating realization that these years are going by too quickly. Motherhood is the cruelest, most beautiful, and most bittersweet piece of life that I have ever been able to experience. You arrived and motherhood consumed me. Motherhood showed me who I could […]

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May

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