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Rock Your Mom Thing

Being a mom is tough. Judgement and guilt comes with the title. I mean, work or stay home? Formula or breastfeed? Homeschool, private or public school? Cry-it-out or co-sleeping? Spanking or hands free? Induced, medicated, or natural delivery? The choices we mommas have to make are crazy and endless. And such feelings of regret and […]

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Holiday Planning Now: Five Simple Ways to Lessen the Crazy

Holiday Planning Now: Five Simple Ways to Lessen the Crazy Before It’s a BIG THING

Ahh, it’s winter! The holidays are over, and with the exception of Valentine’s Day (and any family birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) we have a lull in celebratory activities until Easter. Easter isn’t until APRIL 1st this year so that’s pretty much a three month holiday… from holidays. If you’re anything like me, you are likely feeling […]

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Ready or Not — FORTY, Here I Come!

Eight. It’s not a lucky number or an unlucky number. There is nothing incredibly spectacular about the number eight, except for that it lives between seven and nine and you can make seven seem like a super bad dude when you say seven “eight” nine. (Thank you, Bare Naked Ladies.) On a usual day, eight doesn’t […]

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It’s a Darn Good Thing You’re My Second Child . . .

Tonight, my daughter lost her mind. Over a toothbrush. Okay, two toothbrushes. She was so enamored with her old brush. Now with the addition of her new toothbrush, she wanted to spend all evening brushing her teeth. And by brushing her teeth? I mean sucking water and fluoride-free toothpaste off the toothbrushes. Under no circumstances could I […]

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