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And … forgotten

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I think too many parents who are out of the stage I am in have forgotten what it’s like to have little kids. Need proof? Here are 25 things parents of older children have said that prove my point: “You have no problem driving 450 miles to visit us, right?” (Sure, let me just throw […] Read more…

The (other) truth about breastfeeding

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Sometimes, breastfeeding sucks. (Get it?) I’m a huge advocate of nursing. In addition to the nutrition benefits, there really is an amazing bond that develops. I already know how much I’m going to miss it, as my 15-month-old is slowly (like, really slowly) weaning herself. Sometime in early August was Breastfeeding Is Better Than Jesus […] Read more…

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…

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…

Dear Santa

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Dear Santa, First, I am writing this with the total awareness that Christmas has come and gone. You and Mrs. Claus do not have kids, so I don’t expect you to understand. Maybe we can call this a jump start on next year’s letter? It’s safe to say it has been a few decades since […] Read more…

My boys

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I have watched all the “Oceans” movies, and I dated more than one person before getting married, so I consider myself an expert on men. And that’s why I know that grown men are simply toddlers in bigger bodies. Point 1: They think they are helping, but they are really just making a bigger mess. With […] Read more…

Toys for tots. Not what you’d think.

I don’t know why anyone purchases toys for my child. Or any toddler, for that matter. There is so much colorful, useless plastic that provides little besides taking up space in my home. There are little plastic balls that lie idly in the corners of the kitchen. There are plastic instruments that have not made […] Read more…

Uh-oh.

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Things that make me want another baby: 1. Seeing women wear their babies. Oh, how I loved to wear Monster while I went shopping, did cleaning or took Mona for a W. 2. Reading birth stories (including Monster’s, which I re-read every so often) There is something so powerful about the birth experience. Everytime I […] Read more…

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