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My Kid Wishes I was Like “Other Moms”

My husband and I weren’t particularly worried about what anyone thought about us growing up – or to this day for that matter! So, it is a little foreign to us to have a daughter that cares so much about whatever everyone else thinks about her. This quality does have its upsides, because she really cares […]

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No One Ever Looked Up From Her Deathbed and said, “I wish I’d spent more time doing homework.”

Last night, my six-year old was trying to fix a broken toy on our kitchen table. Dinner was over, and I was shoveling dishes into the sink. He’d requested a Phillips head screwdriver, removed the battery covering, and changed the batteries. It still wasn’t working. “Maybe,” he told me, “some of the wiring in there […]

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Dear Partners: 8 Reasons Why The Mom of Your Kids Might Want To Have Sex Tonight

Dear Partners of Moms of Small Children, I know, honey, I know. You were almost certainly lovers first, but now you’re the sexless-opposite: parents. Every pair of jeans she puts on are, by definition, mom jeans. All of his jokes are dad jokes. Sleep deprivation becomes a way of life; bed-related fantasies generally involve sweet, […]

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Mom Dilemma: Listen to your Intuition

As a working mom whose husband also works, I save my PTO for vacations with the family.  However, it was the first week of June and I haven’t had a day off since Christmas.  Our house was a mess.  Between the rain and the warmer weather, we haven’t been spending much time indoors and when […]

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In the Now: Surviving Autism

April was Autism Awareness month. Tons of people were “lighting it up blue,” selling puzzle piece jewelry, posting You Tube videos, and basically doing anything they could to raise awareness. There were controversies posted, there were testimonies posted, there were fundraisers and support groups galore. It was wonderful to watch. It was touching to see. […]

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