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Dear Younger Me

I’m thirty today.  Not twenty-nine and a half, not twenty-nine and three-quarters, not almost thirty—just thirty. I’m not telling you that I was born thirty years ago today so that you will celebrate my birth. I don’t want you to congratulate me on only turning thirty, and I don’t need you to tell me how young I am (I realize […]

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To the First Time Mom

Newborns should come with an instruction manual. It should be mandatory that hospitals send them home with each new baby. Twins? Two instruction manuals. Triplets? You get the idea. Being a first time mother the first couple of months were…let’s call it intense! I took the recommended birthing classes and a newborn safety class (which […]

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The Greatness of the Minivan

Can I get a shout out from all the minivan driving, minivan loving, minivan living mommas out there? I mean, does anyone else realize how much of our lives as moms are spent in the minivan? No. They don’t.  Minivans are the Renaissance Men of today. If a minivan were a person, it would be […]

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Mommy’s Lifesavers

“I can’t live without it!” A common phrase uttered by nearly every 21st century mom when referring to her mommy “must-haves”. The items that keep her trucking along day after day, allowing her brain to function at maximum capacity (as allowed by babies and toddlers), and to keep her from having tantrums of her own.   As a mom of […]

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Raising Grateful Children

Grateful. It’s something we all want to be, and even more so, want our kids to be. Some would say its a barometer of your parenting skills, or even lack of. We’ve all had that moment when our child opens a gift, and casually tosses it to the side without hardly acknowledging it. You cringe, and […]

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Mom, Thank You for Your Service

I have a fantastic pediatrician. No, really. I do. I challenge you to think of all the things you’d want in a pediatrician and I would wager he meets your top 10 criterion. Do you want a pediatrician whose office will get you in same day? Check. Do you want a doctor who somehow, unbelievably, […]

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A Reminder to Always be Thankful

When I think of Thanksgiving, I have this picturesque vision of a Norman Rockwell painting with everyone sitting at a large dining room table, filled with all sorts of Thanksgiving favorites. Everyone is holding hands and looking at one another as they go around the table, announcing their once-a-year “What I’m Thankful For” bit. This […]

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