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The truth about “no bathroom privacy”: what really happens in the bathroom once you have kids

Everyone warns you that you won’t have any privacy in the bathroom once you have children, but no one talks about what that actually means.  Some of you expectant mothers might envision a door semi-ajar as you leave your angels … Continue reading

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At Home: the first SAHM weeks after working-mom life

As a stay-at-home mom, the days can be tedious and repetitive.  There’s the morning “activity period”, naptime for one of my kids and “quiet time” for the other, an evening “activity period”, dinnertime and bedtime.  Every day.  Motherhood can feel … Continue reading

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Effing hope…

There’s a meme making the internet rounds that has given so many HOPE.  I’ve read many posts revealing a mother’s deepest wishes for their children and thought-provoking posts about identity in the confusing time of new motherhood.  They are heartwarming … Continue reading

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Aspiring mom-ager

Yesterday we had a long day of playing outside; running through sprinklers and swimming in the pool to beat the excruciating heat.  After bath time, Chloe sat on the couch in her diaper, sucking her thumb next to me.  I … Continue reading

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Ten years can change everything

Once I had a life. One where I had never even heard of the words Graco or Evenflo. I felt every bit of pain to my core, every bit of bliss to my toes.  I was free.  I was irresponsible. … Continue reading

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Naming the baby should be the very first perk you get for bearing the fruit of his loins

I can’t let it go. It’s been 3.4 years and I can’t let it go. I want to change my son’s middle name.  Last year I insisted it should be Jagger. Let me tell you, he’s got the moves to … Continue reading

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Parenting me (part II of parenting upstream)

A few weeks ago many of you shared your experiences with what I called parenting upstream.  You know, my futile attempts to nurture against nature.   With each new visitor comment I had a new theory. Maybe all first-borns are … Continue reading

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