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Things I Wish You Understood About Young Parents

With a glitzy wedding ring on my finger sporting two children on my hip, I have never really caught too much judgment from strangers. I hear how others do, but personally, my days have been filled with the ladies who had 25 grandchildren telling me how blessed this time of my life is. Each one […]

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Body Safety, Terminology, and Consent: Why it Matters

It was a situation I thought we would never face. The events are still fresh in my mind and the feelings are still intense. I’m currently navigating mixed emotions of anger, sadness, bitterness, and numbness. I’m processing an event that will affect my child for the rest of her life. The unknown of its long-term […]

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Hey, Mom… Go Play

This afternoon I texted back and forth with an old friend who I have seen more this year than I have in the seventeen years prior. We were making plans for the next night and she suggested inviting one of her other friends.   “Should I invite her?” “Sure! She is fun.  Will she play?” “Play??? […]

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Nursing A Toddler: Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding is hard work; breastfeeding a toddler probably deserves some sort of medal. Toddlers, as we moms know, are a constantly moving, wiggling, and attempting feats of physical prowess previously only accomplished by members of the circus. It’s no wonder that nursing a toddler feels like an Olympic sport; between the wiggles, the body-bending, and […]

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The Toddler’s Bill of Rights in Public Places

It’s been a year since Jane the Virgin star Justin Baldoni posted this picture on Twitter, and it has impacted the way I parent every day since then. Baldoni, standing with his father, watching an epic toddler meltdown in a grocery store, wrote about “being comfortable in the uncomfortable” which encompasses 99 percent of toddler parenting anyway. His post […]

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One Last Chance: How Having Multiples Makes You Want to Multiply

For the record (and for anyone I know who may read this) – no, I am not pregnant. But the thought of being pregnant again doesn’t exactly sound terrible. You see – having multiples had opposite effects on my husband and me.  He is FOR CERTAIN done.  I mean done done. As in, if it wouldn’t cost […]

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