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Mom Lessons

A series about lessons the DMB contributors have learned as mothers!

My January Detox

New Years Detox Plan

I have spent a month indulging: spending, eating, drinking, skipping the gym and saying yes to dessert. I know I can’t be the only one feeling like I need a good detox, right? I have been looking forward to the New Year as a natural transition into better habits; January is the perfect time to […]

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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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Happy Holiday Traditions — Making Sugar Cookies With My Kids

It all seemed like such a lovely idea as I was walking (alone) through Target yesterday.  The display of holiday sugar cookies screamed at me “mother of the year” and “holiday memories to last a lifetime.”  But ‘Target Amanda’ had little concern for ‘Future Amanda’… and Future Amanda lives in reality, very much unlike Target […]

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Grieving During the Happiest Time of Year

First off, if you’re reading this chances are you (or someone close to you) has lost someone, and I’m sorry.  I lost my dad last December, and though we technically celebrated Christmas last year, I think we were still in shock, and this will be our true first holiday season without him.  I still can’t […]

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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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Things You Shouldn’t Have to Know: How to Survive a Yellow Jacket Attack

In an emergent situation, there are some people you just know that you don’t want to be around them. They are the type to panic, make poor choices and cause themselves or those around them further harm. I have done everything possible to NOT be this person- I am the type to read articles about […]

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How a Weekly Date Night Changed our Relationship

I have previously written a post on babysitters {here} and how getting what I wanted from a babysitter required that I stop trying to convince her that I am cool. I was having a major problem trying to make life easier on the sitter and therefore negating my life being easier — which is what I […]

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