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Refuses to eat her own french toast. Asks me seven times for a bite of mine.

Five Inadvertent Weight Loss Tactics Created By My Kids

I’m no stranger to small children trying to eat, touch, use, or break anything enjoyable that comes across my path. It’s part of the job description. Eating ice cream? Time to hide in the darkest corner of your kitchen. Putting pictures in photo albums? Only if you have seven decoy prints for the kids to […]

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"How long are you going to breastfeed?"

“How long are you going to breastfeed?”

At 33, I have a pretty solid crew of childless friends and colleagues. It’s fun to share perspectives on parenting with them, especially when it comes to “hot button” issues like discipline, sleep training, and of course, breastfeeding. If you visit us at home, chances are, if you stay long enough you’ll get to witness […]

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Dreams For My Child

Before my first child was born, I had so many hopes and dreams for the kind of person he would be. I wondered how I could help shape that character, that soul that I hadn’t even met yet. How could we help him be kind? How could we teach him to share? How could we […]

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My Mom Is My Squad

My Mom is My “Squad”

Social media strikes again, because there seems to be a thing about “mom squads” or  “tribes” that makes me feel like I need to be a part of one. I guess I should be surrounding myself with like-minded friends who are also moms, to make me feel like I can take on the world, when […]

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Mindful Mamas

Mindful Mamas

There seems to be a lot of buzz in social media lately about being a mindful mama. Staying in the present moment with our children, taking a step back, and trying to understand things from our little ones’ perspectives. Of course, as moms, we always strive to practice mindfulness for the sake of our children; however, […]

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