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  • The Ed Sheeran Concert
    by not your average mom on September 24, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Number 4 and I have been doing a birthday “experience” for her birthday for about the last five years. This year I surprised her with tickets to an Ed Sheeran concert. She was pretty psyched. It was her first concert, and the first one […]

  • A (12th and 49th) Birthday Adventure
    by not your average mom on September 22, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    On Number 4’s 7th birthday we started a birthday tradition. Instead of getting a bunch of stuff, Number 4 and I had a birthday experience. We had very little money at the time, and I contacted a local salon and they offered to give us […]

  • Nine Years Of Friendship
    by not your average mom on September 20, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    It was Number 4’s twelfth birthday on Monday. She only asked for one thing:  money. When Number 4 was little, like from the time she was born until she was about three years old, I’m pretty sure she had no idea she was a girl. When […]

  • Are You One? Are You Two? Are You Three?…
    by not your average mom on September 18, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    I will often greet my kids with a “How is my favorite third grader today?” Or a “How is my favorite eight and under swimmer?” On the kids’ birthdays, when I wake them up in the morning or when they come downstairs I […]

  • Happy Birthday, Number 4.
    by not your average mom on September 18, 2018 at 12:23 am

    I am always confused by the people who post birthday messages to their young kids on Facebook. You know, the posts like “Happy Birthday to the kindest, smartest, most beautiful, talented and amazing 12-year-old I know. We love you so […]