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Parenting Through Tragedy

Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Mass Shootings: Tragedy as a New Mom

Every large tragedy that has befallen the world since 9/11 has hit me hard. I’m an empathetic person and the suffering of others, be it person or animal, sinks deep into my core and rests there awhile.  But becoming a parent makes it different. So very different.  Instead of seeing pain and sadness from a […]

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One Minute Inside a Mama’s Head

We know you know what we are talking about… those often incoherent ramblings that go on inside our heads as we do our best to keep ourselves and our families functioning with some semblance of looking like we know what we are doing. We ALL have these conversations with ourselves… but this is your glimpse inside […]

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The Evolution of Eating Alone

Dear 20-year-old Me, It took you a lot of guts to go out to lunch alone today. Your classmates are busy, your friends are in class or sleeping off a bender from this weekend, and your boyfriend is working. But you really wanted to get out of your small, wood-paneled, one-bedroom apartment, so here you […]

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Fruit and Vegetable School: When a Picky Eater is More Than Just Picky

When I tell people my oldest is a picky eater, I usually get one of three responses. The other parent tries to relate, telling me about their “picky eater”, who really is not, compared to mine, I promise. Out come the well-meaning suggestions. “Have you tried….” Insert your ending of choice here, the answer is […]

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What Mommy REALLY Wants for Her Birthday

If you have a kid that’s not of babysitting or working age, you’ve probably heard these words: “Mommy, I want to get you a birthday present. Can you give me some money to buy it?” Why would I want to spend my own money for my kid to give me something that will probably end […]

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