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A Working Mom’s List for Giving Thanks

A Working Mom’s List for Giving Thanks

This is the time of year when we all reflect on what we’re thankful for. And like everyone, I am, of course, thankful for the big things: two happy, healthy kids, friends and family, a ...

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Postpartum: A Good Night’s Rest?

Postpartum: A Good Night’s Rest?

My toddler son was fooling around on the iPad this weekend when the strangest thing happened. He inadvertently started a slideshow of photos from his birth and first few days as a newborn baby. I ...

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Are You A Tired Mom? Read This.

Are You A Tired Mom? Read This.

Are you a tired mom? Married to a tired mom? Have a tired mom? Know a tired mom? Got my point? You must read this blog post from Finding Joy. It is the perfect portrait, ...

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Kids & Candy: Should Toddlers Trick-or-Treat?

Kids & Candy: Should Toddlers Trick-or-Treat?

I’ve been trying to decide how much, if at all, my toddler should trick-or-treat this year. A few months shy of his third birthday, this is probably the last year my husband and I could ...

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Kids & Online Bullying: Words Can Actually Kill You

Kids & Online Bullying: Words Can Actually Kill You

Rebecca Sedwick, 12 years old, is not alone. And that’s a crying shame. Audrie Pott, 15; Katlin Loux, 17; Jessica Laney, 16; Bart Palosz, 15; Ashlynn Conner, 10. They are just some of the teens ...

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The National Health Care Debate Makes Me Want to Shut Down

The National Health Care Debate Makes Me Want to Shut Down

I am fortunate. Super fortunate. I have multiple options for health care coverage, partially funded by my employer, partially funded by me. My husband owns his own small business with exactly one employee. Him. He ...

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Things to Enjoy While Your Kids are Young

Things to Enjoy While Your Kids are Young

When you have young kids, you are constantly reminded of all the things you can no longer do – at least without a babysitter. No more fine dining. No more “hey let’s go see that ...

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Learning to Ride a Bike Is Harder (and Easier) Than You Think

Learning to Ride a Bike Is Harder (and Easier) Than You Think

My daughter learned to ride a bike, sans training wheels, this weekend. And it was both easier and harder than you’d think. The easiest part was that my husband taught her. He’s really good at ...

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School Readiness for Parents: Preschool

School Readiness for Parents: Preschool

In two weeks my son is starting preschool. He’s totally ready. I am not. My son has been an awesome toddler. Every little kid has that magic year. Sure, every age is magical in its ...

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Boys, Guns and School

Boys, Guns and School

We have a gun problem in this country. We need more gun control. And we need less gun control. Here’s the thing. I could go on and on about my thoughts on gun control laws. ...

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