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#toddlerlogic (or, a little advice on speaking Toddler)

Before having kids, I had no idea how complicated the English language could be. When not mommying, I’m a linguist trained in nine languages plus dialects–but learning to speak Toddler remains my proudest language-related accomplishment. The challenge Toddler poses is not the unusual syntax, the unique pronunciation, or the rampant pronoun confusion, but the surprisingly significant […]

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12 Days of Christmas

A Syracuse Moms 12 Days of Christmas

I would guess that just about everyone here is familiar with the classic Christmas song “The 12 Days of Christmas”. It’s one of those songs that gets stuck in your head all day after hearing it one time. While it’s definitely a classic, it’s really not very relatable, is it? When is the last time […]

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8 Rules for Living with Teenagers

8 Rules for Living with Teenagers

Advice on teenagers. Shyeah. I had my doubts about a post like this. I’m no expert. But sometimes, the following rules work pretty well. Most of the time. Well, part of the time. Eh. Anyways… 8 Rules for Living with Teenagers: Do not try to engage your teenage son in conversation before the bus. He […]

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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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The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour: A Scary Parenting Story

Things go bump in the night. Oh, wait. That’s me. Because I can’t sleep. Every night, I wake up. Sometimes I wake up at midnight. Other times, I wake up at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. I turn over. I close my eyes. But I can’t fall back to sleep. The witching hours begin. In […]

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