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What Kind of Mother Will I Be?

This question is one I’ve always asked myself. I always knew I’d make a great mother, but what kind of mom would I be? There’s always the type of mom we wish to be, but that always changes when one becomes a mother. Would…

February 16, 2017
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Motherlucker Parenting Uncategorized

For the Love of the Coach

I love hockey. I grew up in a small town in Long Island and belonged to a winter sports club. Everyday after school my best friends and I would figure skate, drink hot chocolate and swoon over hockey players. The Kesnick brothers? Dreamy. I…

January 30, 2017
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Mom Advice Parenting Pregnancy Second baby

BROTHERLY LOVE (ISH)

One of the (many) things that I was worried about when pregnant with Levi was how Jagger would respond to his new brother. Would he be jealous and aggressive? Would he be loving and helpful? Would he try to flush him down the toilet?…

January 24, 2017
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Mom Stuff Parenting Pregnancy

Labor Jitters

For a pretty fearless, self-assured lady, I sure did have some crazy jitters around the labor and delivery of my now-healthy baby boy Grayson. I’m talking about the bat-shit-crazy-thoughts that would pass through my mind as the BIG day approached. One that would make…

January 19, 2017
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Mom Advice Mom Stuff Parenting

That Mom

I spent a lot of time thinking about what kind of mom I didn’t want to be. I observed, I judged, I made sweeping statements. Then I had a kid. I’m already doing things I used to think were so dumb … like staying…

January 5, 2017
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Mom Advice Parenting Uncategorized

Life’s Little Lessons

Just yesterday, my son (in typical three-year-old boy fashion) started the morning by being a bit naughty. Levi, “I stated firmly, “please don’t do that.” With pride in his little eyes he said to me, “If I do it again… I get time out”.…

January 2, 2017
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Parenting

Raising Independent Little Ones

Our primary job as parents is to nurture, comfort, guide….and try to raise our children not to be assholes (you’re welcome, society). With my first child, I insisted on doing every single little thing for him.  If I did it myself it was done…

December 29, 2016
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Mom Stuff Parenting

Are There Tree Nuts In That?

It all started on a sunny vacation in Florida. We were out for a walk when we decided to purchase a package of cashews as a light snack. My daughter who was one-and-a-half immediately started reaching for one. Her curiosity about the new food…

December 27, 2016