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    Mom Stuff Parenting

    Don’t Hold Back

    Have you heard of “redshirting?” I first came across the idea while I was trying to get pregnant with my first baby. Back then, I still thought I had a say in the universe’s…

    March 15, 2018
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    Firsts Parenting

    Nutty Kids

    I thought I had done everything right. That I had followed the recommendations, the newest science and was in the clear. My daughter was nearly 20 months old and loved to eat…anything and everything.…

    February 26, 2018
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    Lies We Tell

    “Mommy, what does jail look like?” my sweet but sassy three-year-old daughter asked me from the back seat of the car the other day. I explained (based on nothing but clichés from bad movies)…

    February 19, 2018
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    Advice Parenting

    It’s OK to Make Mistakes

    When we first decided to start a family, I was sure my husband and I would make the most epic parents.  Overconfident?  Maybe just a little.  I did, after all, have my BA in…

    January 16, 2018
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    The Hard Questions

      At least once a day, I get thrown a curveball by one of my kids… A question I can’t answer, a situation I can’t explain, a fear I can’t quell. In this time…

    January 8, 2018
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    Parenting Pregnancy Second baby

    It’s A Boy!

    The medical imaging specialist spilled the beans. Minutes later she sheepishly informed me to wait for confirmation from my physician. She was young, new to the job and in violation of company policy. Though…

    November 16, 2017
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    A Way With Words

    “Honey? Hun? Hun?” I was being summoned. Pretty typical for a Saturday morning, only it wasn’t coming from its usual source. My three year old, Levi, had picked up on what my husband and…

    November 2, 2017
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    Mom Stuff Parenting

    Preschool & Pacifiers

    I didn’t think she was ready. She only just turned two, after all. My husband begged to differ. She’s smart, curious and in need of more social interaction, he argued. I saw his point,…

    October 31, 2017
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    What Happened In Vegas

    Vegas. This week that word means something totally different than it usually does. It’s hard not to feel a little helpless these days, between natural disasters, terrorism, and seemingly ever-present violence I can’t help…

    October 4, 2017
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    Advice Parenting

    JOMO: The Joy Of Missing Out

    “I’ll see you tomorrow at Jake’s birthday,” I casually commented to one of the moms after preschool last Friday. “Oh, I can’t be bothered to rush to the toy store to buy some stupid piece of plastic…

    October 3, 2017