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The Day She Didn't Mom

The Day She Didn’t Mom

The alarm clock blasted a screeching wake-up call. Normally, she hurried out of bed to get an early start on the day’s responsibilities. Not today. Today she simply pulled the covers over her head and hid from the world.  For a while she’d been feeling like it was all just too much. The rushing from […]

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Think Like a Toddler

Think Like a Toddler

Think like a toddler, and you might just stop the tantrums (or at least a few of them…the others are inevitable). I’m not a patient person. It was always one of those things on my report card in school that I needed to work on. Then, in the working world, it always came up in […]

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First Birthday Lesson (For Mommy)

My son turned one year old this past January. I began planning his birthday party in October. I decided on a theme (nautical), created a guest list, and set about to find a unique, fun and affordable venue for said party. I asked friends what they’d done for their own child’s first birthday celebration. Some […]

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Tell Me You Love Me

I can’t get enough of Demi Lovato’s song, “Tell Me You Love Me”. In an age where music is available at the swipe of a finger on our phones, I could count on one hand how many times I’ve gone to the store to buy a CD. The first time I heard this song was […]

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I Choose Joy.

Have you ever met someone who oozes positivity? Not the over-bubbly, Pollyanna-type…those people are obnoxious, but just someone who quietly finds happiness in almost every situation?  I find myself drawn to people like this. I seek them out. Their positive attitudes are calming and contagious. I am probably attracted to these people because positivity is […]

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The Reflux Rundown

 – 20 minutes elevated after a feeding is 20 minutes. Not 15, not 19, but TWENTY WHOLE MINUTES.  Don’t think you can cheat on this.  You will be sorely mistaken.  – Don’t you dare move that baby at all during those 20 minutes so that their head drops below their body level unless you want […]

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When I Don’t Want To Be A Mom

I have moments when I don’t wan to be a mom. Let’s just take a moment to be real here. – When my (then) perfect 2 year old had the biggest, out of nowhere tantrum, threw open the hall closet and threw everything, including lotions and medicines down the hallway, causing them to break open and […]

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Calm the Heck Down!

I have always been an anxious person. It is in my Type A/OCD nature. I’m a planner. I make lists, map out the best routes for vacations, and research restaurants. Sure, I like my dose of spontaneity once in a while, but I thrive with order. Chaos makes me lose my mind. I am also […]

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Babies Don’t Keep

**Taps pen on counter** To Do:  Plan/prepare dinner Write out grocery list Pay bills Organize books Plan E’s 2nd Birthday Party (which…. is next month!  Cue panic). Sweep Mop (which hasn’t been done in 45,627 days) Walk the dog Spend quality time with the husband  Read to E Play with E Pluck eyebrows (see above […]

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