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Dear Pre-Child Self

A Letter to My Pre-Child Self

Hey Girl,It’s me, your older, somewhat wiser self. We need to talk. Right now, you’re young, idealistic and almost impossibly naïve, so I’ve got a few tips that will make things a little easier...
Why We Lie to Our Kids Every Day

Why We Lie to Our Kids Every Day …

The other day, I was talking to a friend whose daughter plays high school lacrosse. During the conversation, my friend, a lifelong athlete herself, fessed up to something I’ve been feeling for years. I...
Partying in the Age of Pinterest

Partying in the Age of Pinterest

I threw what will probably be my last official “kid” birthday party this past weekend. After 17 years of throwing these parties, I kind of looked at this as my farewell tour. And I...
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14 Signs You Have Teenagers Living in the House

My youngest daughter turns 11 this week. This is only significant in the sense that, with two teenage sisters ahead of her, she is my last bastion of childhood. Basically, she is all I...
How Kids Changed My Definition of Success

How Kids Changed My Definition of Success

I had a birthday recently. I’m not a big fan of birthdays. Maybe it’s because my birthday is too close to tax season. Or maybe it’s because I’ve had one too many birthdays that...
I Should Have Been a Lawyer

I Should Have Been a Lawyer

Growing up I had many phases where I wanted to have different professions. My career choices ran the gamut from being a WNBA player, a model, a unicorn (for real, guys), an interior designer,...
What My Kids Have Taught Me

What My Kids Have Taught Me

I always thought that my job as a parent was to teach my kids. I taught them how to tie their shoes. I taught them how to say their “ABCs.” I taught them how...
Worst Days that Make the Best Stories

Sometimes, It’s the Worst Days that Make the Best Stories …

On the best of days, I’m not much of a planner. When I was in college, I declared my major based on the classes I liked the most. When I graduated, I applied for...
The Kind of Parent I Thought I Would Be

The Kind of Parent I Thought I Would Be vs. The Kind of Parent...

For most of us, having kids is an experiment in idealism. From early on, we have visions of the kind of parent we will be. For me, I was going to be the kind...
Loss of Dignity

A Slow Disintegration: The Loss of My Dignity

When I became a mother, I knew there were going to be a lot of things I would sacrifice. I knew I’d lose sleep, my pre-baby body, free time, any extra spending money… That’s...

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