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  1. Jennifer
    July 10, 2021 @ 5:45 pm

    One of my sisters was seventeen years older than me and my middle sister was thirteen years older than me. I’m closer to my middle sister. She used to take care of me when I was a toddler. I’m only six years older than her oldest son. It was like I got to have a younger brother. I would go places with my sister and her family so it all worked out.

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    • Amy
      July 13, 2021 @ 2:48 pm

      Jennifer, I love hearing of other non-traditional families. It sounds like it worked in your favor. So interesting and fun.

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  2. Colette
    March 6, 2021 @ 8:55 am

    My kids are really close in age, But I still feel the same way too. I think all mothers feel that way; we all want to be perfect for our children. But as long as we do our best and be present for them, they will know that we love them.

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    • Amy
      March 8, 2021 @ 9:53 am

      Thanks Colette for the encouragement. It’s somewhat q comfort to know that the 2nd child for everyone doesn’t get quite the full special treatment as the first child.

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  3. Stephanie
    March 2, 2021 @ 10:17 am

    I immediately had to click on this post when I saw the title – because my sister and I are 13 years apart. Same parents, no other siblings. I know my mom struggled with that feeling of two separate lives with her two kids, but trust me: it’s all going to be WONDERFUL. I’m 27 and my sister is about to turn 40 and we’re still the closest friends. We loved growing up together and my parents were able to enjoy both our childhood and adulthood fully. I’m also 13 years older than my sister’s oldest son and we’ve got the same special relationship I had with my sister. It’s a lot of years between, but it can create some of the most precious bonds between family. You’ve got this 🙂

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    • Amy
      March 2, 2021 @ 1:10 pm

      Stephanie, this is so cool. It is amazing that you have a close relationship. It’s always good to know there are others out there.
      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  4. A Capone Connection
    March 1, 2021 @ 8:37 pm

    Wow! My older sister had her kids 11 years apart and she said she was crazy. My younger sister is 17 years younger than me. It happens! lol

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  5. Kelly
    March 1, 2021 @ 8:50 am

    This is so thoughtful, and I think you’re doing great, mama! My half-brother and I are 17 years apart, but it’s a little different from your situation though. I’m old enough to live on my own now, and he’s my stepmom’s only child so it’s all firsts for them. But I think my dad could identify with a lot of what you wrote since it’s not his first rodeo. Wishing you all the best. xo

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    • Amy
      March 1, 2021 @ 12:51 pm

      Wow, Kelly thanks for sharing that. It’s always good to know about other siblings with age gaps. Thanks for reading.

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