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You know those moments. Those times when parenthood just hits you like a freight train. Your baby simply stopped sleeping. Like, full stop no sleep. Your toddler is cutting all her teeth. Your kid is baiting you or teasing their sibling relentlessly. Homework gets lost. Projects forgotten. Let's not even discuss the struggle that is bedtime. Sometimes being a parent feels like you're just surviving the dream. You love your life and your kids more than you could ever imagine... but it's hard. The trenches of parenthood are deep. Totally worth it! But they are deep. In moments like this we need to breathe, lean on our tribe, give ourselves some grace, and read something inspirational to get through it. We'd like to help with that last part. 


Top Ten Quotes To Get You Through The Trenches Of Parenthood.


 “Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.” ~Saint Francis de Sales


“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~E.M. Forester


“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Carol Buchner


"Today we will live in the moment. Unless it is unpleasant. Then we will eat a cookie." -Cookie Monster


"Don’t let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one." - Glennon Melton


"I thought about quitting, but then I noticed who was watching." -unknown


"Don’t worry that your children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." -Robert Fulghrum


"A bad moment, a bad day, a bad week, does not make you a bad parent." -Unknown


"There’s no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one." -Sue Atkins


"Listen, I wish I could tell you it gets better, but it doesn’t get better. You get better.' -Joan Rivers




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Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.