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Registration Day: One Mom’s Humorous Quest to Enroll her Son in Preschool

It’s 7:15am on a Saturday morning. You’re sitting in your parked car gripping a steaming hot coffee that cost $2.45 (which was also coincidentally your GPA back in the day). A bulging manila envelope is plopped on the seat next to you, its contents thick with a registration packet that mirrors a college application. With […]

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In Defense of the “Mom Shamers”

There’s no more popular term on the mommy blogs right now than being “mom shamed”.  Many moms have a story about how a woman side-eyed her at the grocery store as she was buying formula. Or a little ditty about her sister in law educating her about why she should only feed her family organic, […]

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Motherhood Changed My Friendships and the Loneliness Almost Broke Me

Change affects everyone differently. Most would say your true colors show during times of change. These are times when the deepest parts of you are tested. If you are not strong, you can easily break. The beginning of motherhood, and the changes that came with it, almost broke me. It wasn’t the pain of labor, […]

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Stop Telling Me to Find a Sitter on Care.Com

I grew up in the 80’s, raised mainly by my mother. My mother never had much of a social life, in fact, I don’t remember her ever going out. Surely, she did from time to time, but I have no recollection of it. And obviously, the Internet didn’t exist back then. The resources I have […]

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Extended Breastfeeding: Two Years After Never Even Wanting to Start

I never gave much thought to breastfeeding before I became pregnant. I knew it was something I would like to try, yet I also acknowledged that it was such a strange and foreign concept to me. I basically pushed thinking about it off until after my son arrived. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to […]

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#metoo … And Probably You Too

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve been on Facebook and you’ve seen the swarm of women updating their status with #metoo. Some are sharing personal stories, some are sharing empowering quotes, and some are keeping it short with just the hashtag. But it’s being shared nonetheless. It is outrageous that this even needs […]

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Discussing Our Differences with Kids

Kids say the darndest things. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s a curse word (oh, that’s just my kid? Never mind . . . ), sometimes it’s accidentally offensive. But what do you do when it’s REALLY offensive? What if it’s racist? Let’s back-up a second. My kids will have infinitely more privilege than me. I’m talking […]

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7 Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

Great teachers educate, innovate, support, and encourage their students to explore their own minds.  They touch the lives of millions of children every day and the impact they have extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. My son has encountered such wonderful teachers in his ten-year-old life. I don’t think we can ever do too […]

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