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Social Media and Working Teens

This generation has always known social media.  Likely, their own pictures were posted on Myspace after delivery and by the time they were school aged, their parents were uploading almost instantly the newly minted ballet shoes or the off-key adorable school choir show to Facebook. They watched as we posted our experiences and responded to […]

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Words from My Child’s Pediatrician: “Moms Get Angry Sometimes”

Recently, I took my eight and a half year old to her annual checkup, and her pediatrician started going through the usual questions of whether she ever worried about not having enough food at home, anything bad or scary had happened to her recently, whether she had chores around the house, etc.    All went […]

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What’s in My Pumping Bag

Before I tell you what is in my pumping bag, I will first give you my “credentials” so you know just how much I have relied on this bag and its contents. I have fed two children breast milk: my second son I pumped almost exclusively for a total of 10 months (but pumped enough […]

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Preparing for the Unexpected

When my daughter was first born, I was on top of making a will, recording all of my financial information and obligations, and ensuring my father had access to my safety deposit box where everything was kept. However, things change.  Life changes.  What I recorded in my original will is so outdated after just eight […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Strollers, Cars, and Wagons, Oh My!

$1,610. Nope, not our monthly mortgage. Not my lottery winnings this year. And definitely not the cost of plane tickets for our wannabe vacation this summer. Embarrassingly enough, this is the amount of money that has been spent on our strollers, cars, and wagon. Basically, anything that is going get our kids from point A to […]

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Mommy, Where Do Babies Come From?

“The Birds & The Bees” Talk goes in three stages: Fairy Tale Allusions Sanitized Honesty The Real Stuff It’s easy when they’re little toddlers and want to know where babies come from… “Storks bring them.. let’s just watch Dumbo; you’ll see.”  Then they see you or another woman with a big round ball for a […]

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