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Seven Kid-Free Resolutions for the New Year

I love our kids.  I mean I really, really love them – more than I’ve ever loved anything in my entire life.  Like shooting stars and universe explosions and never ending sea depths type of love.  Crying during diaper commercials and hawk hovering at the playground and looping kidz bop songs in the car and […]

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Mom Confession: Our House Is A Princess-Free Zone

From the moment we found out a little girl would join our family, we have been bombarded by the princess culture. “Ohhhh, you’re having a little princess?” and “When is your little princess due?” and “That’s going to be one spoiled little princess!” Baby boy clothes say “Little Slugger” and “Future QB,” but turn to […]

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Preschool Dropout: Why I Pulled my Daughter from a School We Love 

Last year, the baby of our family started her second year of preschool. The first year I was working part-time, so I had to use the hours of child-free time to invest into my work. Mid-way through the year I transitioned out of that position, which allowed me extra freedom to use that kid-free time for […]

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Hot Mess Mom

My Friend, “Um, hi…what are you doing here?” Me, “We’re here for our playdate!” My Friend, “Yeah, that’s on Wednesday…” I wish I could say that this type of exchange is totally out of character for me, but the truth is I’m kind of a hot mess.  Don’t get me wrong, I manage to get […]

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A Tale of Two Children: Co-Sleeper and Sleep-Trained

If you were to list out the many controversial topics of child-rearing, the great sleep debate would probably make top three issues.  Parents usually find themselves in one of two camps: the sleep-trainers or the co-sleepers; or, their more commonly known street names: cry it out/lifelong trauma or smother your baby/get kicked in the face […]

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