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Stop. Just stop.

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I think we all just need to chill out a little. I’m glad people care about children’s well-being, but we need to take it down a notch. There are some decisions parents make that do not adversely affect anyone, including the child, yet everyone feels the need to share their own stupid opinions on it. […] Read more…

How to stop caring about milestones

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My best friend’s son is just a month older than Eliza. We spend many mornings on the phone discussing the babies’ latest ear infections or up-all-night episodes. One morning a few months ago, she remarked to me that her son could find his nose and clap. Two thoughts immediately raced through my mind: “Eliza definitely […] Read more…

6 gifts any momma with young kids wants

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There is a reason Mother’s Day is so widely celebrated. Both men and women do outstanding jobs as parents, but there is something a little different about a mother. Biologically, a mother in the mammalian world has one purpose, and that is to raise her young. That means finding them food, protecting them and loving […] Read more…

How to catch a break

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Whether you work outside the home or stay with the kids, whether you are in your 20s or in your 50s, whether your kids are she-devils or angels, there is one thing that is universally true if you are a parent: You need a break. Parenting is the most insane job anyone could have. Everyone […] Read more…

Kids are assholes.

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Kids are assholes. Sorry, there is just no sugarcoating it. They just are. Yeah, they are cute and sweet and cuddly like half the time, but the other half of the time, they are seriously assholes. I get that my son is still learning manners, but it drives me crazy when he offers me a […] Read more…

In case of emergency

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I have had a fear lately about something happening to me when I am alone with the kids, which is quite often. I often wonder if other stay-at-home or work-at-home parents feel the same way. If I fell or had a stroke or otherwise became unresponsive, it could be hours before anyone knew. Aside from […] Read more…

“Why is Daddy crying?”

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My son likes to go through our wedding album. We have a beautiful book that our photographer put together that captures some of the most memorable moments of that day like Dad walking me down to the beach and my then-18-month-old nephew cutting a rug. My son always asks to see the picture of “Daddy being […] Read more…

How to fix the world

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I’m going to preface this by saying that I have a lot of frustration, and it is resulting in totally misplaced anger. Now that we have that out of the way, I would like to propose what I think is the best solution for one of the world’s most pressing problems: Every parent in the […] Read more…

Homesick

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There is a song my sister sings when I talk about how hard it is to live far from family. It goes, “Why-oh why-oh why-oh did I ever leave Ohio?” She claims this is a real song. I don’t know who sings it and don’t care to Google it, as I am certain knowing the […] Read more…

They’re heeeeeere!

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One summer long ago, my friends and I went to Blockbuster every Wednesday afternoon and rented the scariest movies we could find. (Wow … does that make me sound like an old woman? I think “renting a movie” is my generation’s version of “candy used to cost a nickel.”) So a few of us pre-teen, […] Read more…

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