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Trying to Answer the Unanswerable Question: To Work or Not to Work?

I tried to find a googleable answer to this impossible question when I was pregnant with my third baby. Let me spare you the search- there is no answer (duh). But what really surprised me was how little there was in the way of info from moms who have been there/done that. I wanted to […]

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I Always Want To Know

If my kids are doing something wrong, I want you to tell me every single time. You don’t have to sugar coat it, or frame it as “Well, it seemed unsafe, so I thought you’d want to know…” If my kids are being inappropriate, unsafe, out-of-line, weird or just generally jerks, I want to know. […]

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Vacation Without The Kids

As my husband and I approached our 15th wedding anniversary, we started thinking about how we had never really taken a vacation without our kids.  In the nine years we had been parents we had never left for more than a night or two, and hadn’t gone more than a few hundred miles away. The […]

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The Sleepover Dilemma

My husband and I have had long conversations about what we will do when our children start getting asked to sleep over. One part of me wants them to be able to experience this side of growing up and another part of me screams NO for all the reasons you might imagine. I do not […]

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My Baby Is Growing Up

I can’t recall the exact moment where I first noticed the difference. But today, while you were falling asleep for your nap, the nap where you asked me to lay down with you, I looked at your peaceful face and saw a child. Not a baby. Yes, you have the same curly hair and thick, […]

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Baby And the Beach

Wake up late after sleeping ALL night, throw on a swimsuit, hit the beach, stay outside all day (or until hungry)…rinse and repeat – this is how you do vacation. Unless of course, you’re an 8 month old. Taking a baby to the beach is similar to being at home with a baby, just in a […]

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