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Raising Children in a Time of Hate

The Orlando shooting shows the worst of us: the hatred, the intolerance, the fear, and the violence. It shows us that darkness resides here. It shows us that life is fragile–fleeting, even. And, my God, it scares the living daylights out of us. I am a mother of two and when this kind of thing […]

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Moms: Remember to Make Room for Dad

There are oodles of resources out there for new moms, covering everything from breastfeeding and attachment parenting to sleep training and discipline. Moms are often viewed as the point person, captain, and leader of all things related to child rearing. Where does dad fit into all of this? Aside from celebrating Father’s Day and giving dad […]

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Some Days I Just Can't

Some Days, I Just Can’t

Many nights and, sadly, these nights seem to be getting more and more frequent, I put my girls to bed and just stare at them. I stare at their little hands, petite noses, and small chests as they rise up and down slowly. I think about how sugar plums and fairies are bouncing around in […]

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I Miss Dating My Husband

I Miss Dating My Husband

Did we just win the lottery? Nope. These are the faces of two excited parents about to go out to dinner on our own. These are the faces of two excited parents who almost never do this. I think we took this picture at least a year ago. In fact, if it weren’t for our […]

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Monkeying Around with Your Kid’s Eating Routine

Ever since the days of preschool playdates, monkey platters have been a mainstay in our household. Forget trying to craft edible and allergen-free creations for eight unruly and opinionated preschoolers. The monkey platter pleases and nourishes all. The inspiration credit goes to my second child, who was and still is a bit of a food […]

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I didn't sign up for this

I Didn’t Sign Up for This

When I said I wanted to have a baby, what I meant was, I’m ready to be a Pinterest mom. You know the mom I’m talking about. The mom who lost all of her baby weight one week postpartum, the mom who showers daily and always looks fashionable with her fashionable kids, and the mom […]

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