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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Preparing for Baby #2, #3, or in this case #4

I'm due in about 2 weeks. Ask me what I've done to prepare for baby #4 and I'll tell you I've done nothing.I say I have done nothing because we have no crib, the...
social-media

Keeping It Real: Parenting in the Age of Social Media

I was driving Girl 2 to track practice the other day when, in my peripheral vision, I caught her going into what looked to be some sort of medical distress. She had her phone...
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...
14 Signs You Have Teenagers Living in the House

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...
Why I don't want my kids to be perfect

Why I Don’t Want My Kids to Be Perfect

Recently, my oldest daughter, who is a senior in high school, had an old friend come to visit her for a week. This particular friend had been her best friend for the first couple...
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...
Reflections-of-me

Reflection of Me: What I Learn About Myself From Watching My Kids

The first time I realized that my life was destined to be an ongoing game of Simon Says with me in the role of Simon was when my oldest daughter was three. We were...

10 Ways to Enjoy Hard Boiled Eggs with a Twist

 Have you heard the news? The "incredible, edible egg" is back in the news - and it's all good! Check out the health benefits of eggs here.I grew up on eggs, eggs, eggs! My...
8 Things I’ve Learned About Having Kids That No One Could Have Told Me

8 Things I’ve Learned About Having Kids That No One Could Have Told Me

People say “kids don’t come with an instruction manual,” but rest assured, when it comes to raising kids, there is no shortage of material – or people – out there willing to tell you...
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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