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Top 10 Things My 1-Year-Old Really Wants In 2018

This month, in the spirit of giving, I am allocating my usual writing spot to a special guest writer: my 15-month-old son, Grayson! While his verbal skills so far have been limited to “Mama”, “Dada”, “Yesh” (he went to the Sean Connery School of Speech) and the various beastly grunting sounds he makes while making deposits […]

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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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You Can’t Play With US! Is My Daughter A Mean Girl?

Working full-time outside the house, we have been very fortunate to have family around to help with child care. However, because of that, my children have not had a ton of regular exposure socially to other children. We decided in the Fall of last year to enroll my daughter in nursery school. She would only […]

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Living the Screen Free Life

Screen time. One of the many “hot topics” in parenthood these days. And I know by reading the title, half of you are probably rolling your eyes muttering “oh brother” while the other half are cheering saying “preach it sister!” I just ask if you are in the first camp to hear read me out. So […]

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Why I’m Over Playdates in Public

I’m all for heading over to a friend’s house, where our kids can fight over toys and we can sip our wine in a controlled setting, but group play dates in public places are exhausting. Allow me to paint you a picture. Fully stocked diaper bag? Check. Clean diaper and shoes on child? Check. Dog […]

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