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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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You are Doing a Great Job, Mama

  I am pregnant with my third and final baby. Recently, I have spent some time reflecting on how I have grown as a mom over the last five years. For years before I was pregnant with my first, I looked forward to having a child and wanted to be the best mom that I […]

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When you just can't anymore this summer. Throw marshmallows at them. It works.

Countdown to Back to School: 5 Last Minute Survival Tips

If any of you moms are like me, the final days of summer leading up to that glorious return to school have got you feeling like you are running the longest, sweatiest marathon – a marathon in which there are no cups of water lovingly shoved in your face when you need refreshment. Some of […]

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When Breastfeeding is the Enemy

When Breastfeeding is the Enemy: The Story of a Tongue Tie

In his first few hours of life, my newborn was casually diagnosed with a tongue tie. This little tidbit of information was sandwiched between a glowing approval of his perfect head shape and a hearty thumbs up to his lung capacity. If the doctors didn’t bat an eye, I didn’t think I needed to be […]

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Lessons Learned From Childbirth and How I Will Approach it Differently This Last Time

As I’m about to have each child, it seems to be a tradition of mine to look back at my last pregnancy, remember the good times, and think about what I would have done differently. I think that each mom should do what is best for her family, but I will share what has not […]

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I’ll Take the Two-Year-Old Tears Any Day

There are many uncertainties with children, but one thing is undeniably true – two-year-olds cry. A lot. I have one of these precious toddlers and over the last six months I’ve quickly realized why they call this age “terrible.” Now don’t get me wrong; she is absolutely adorable. She is funny, playful, determined and growing […]

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