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The Definition of Parenting Insanity – Why I’m doing everything the same with baby #2

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I am going to completely disagree here. In my parenting dictionary, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, getting the same stressful, exhausting, sometimes tear-inducing results and being OK with that. As I near parenthood […]

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Thoughts on Maternity Leave in Central New York

Maternity leave in the United States is a highly contentious topic today. According to American Pregnancy Association, Maternity leave refers to the period of time that a new mother takes off from work following the birth of her baby. This ‘time off’ (I write chuckling at the thought of maternity leave as time off) looks different for […]

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Packing THE Hospital Bag, Take 2

Packing The Hospital Bag, Take 2

The hospital bag. Whether you’re a planner or just someone who wants some of the comforts of home in your hospital room after giving birth, preparing and packing the hospital bag is a huge endeavor. Newborn outfit? 0-3 months? Diapers? Do I really need socks and slippers? What about my shampoo and my razor? So […]

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Pregnancy 1 VS Pregnancy 2

Pregnancy 1 VS. Pregnancy 2

Remember the scene in Wayne’s World when Wayne is looking at Cassandra and he takes turns closing one eye and then the other while repeating, ‘Camera one. Camera two. Camera one. Camera two.’? We see the same Cassandra but from those two very different vantage points. While it’s still the same image, taking the time to change […]

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Pregnancy The Sequel

Pregnant: The Sequel

Why do I feel so sick? My stomach is killing me. I’m exhausted. Could that guy next to me chew any louder?  I recalled these thoughts as I e-mailed back and forth with my best friend one Thursday morning this past February. Then she asked me that silly question, ‘Do you think you could be […]

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