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Rock Star Status: Motherhood Edition

Back before I had children I used to think that I would be the type of mom who got shit handled. Kids weren't an excuse to lose yourself, right? I subscribed to the school of thought that the best parents... Continue Reading →

On Brothers: Why they aren’t my “only”

Oh, Facebook.  Your "on this day" feature has become one of my favorite things. Today it reminded me that at this time 3 years ago we were announcing that our newest and last addition to our family would be another... Continue Reading →

Ten STEM toys Preschoolers will Love (and Moms will too!)

I've recently become very fond of STEM toys in our house. This isn't because of some article I read or study that I've found. I could pretend to be a better advocate for childhood development and open ended toys yadda... Continue Reading →

I Have Control of my Toddler: A Parenting Myth.

Earlier this week I was picking up Big Brother from preschool when Mr. Terrible Twos decided as we walked back to the street with my arms full of schoolwork and assorted classroom items that it would be fun exercise to... Continue Reading →

Dear 2017, Please be kind.

New Year's Eve 2016: The kids were in bed and I sat with my husband on the couch watching the ball drop. I remember telling him that I felt good about 2016. I thought after a fairly rough 2015, one... Continue Reading →

In the Defense of Screaming Santa Pictures

This time of year you have no doubt been seeing Santa pictures hitting Facebook and Instagram in droves. Happy children, nervous children, scared children, angry children - Happy Santas, surprised Santas, grumpy Santas, creepy Santas - you name it. While it appears... Continue Reading →

Holiday Shopping with a 2 Year Old. A Simple 7 Step Guide.

  With the holiday season in full swing I have found myself running out of time to get all my shopping complete.  Earlier in the month I was happily ordering things online to fulfill my shopping lists. As the days... Continue Reading →

Dear Children, Because of You I am FULL.

I have a grand total of 19 years of formal education to my name but my two greatest lessons in life happen to call me mom and what they have taught me about life far exceeds any textbook, paper or research... Continue Reading →

My 5 Step Plan to Survive the Day Your Kid Cracks Their Head Open

Yesterday started out as a regular Monday in my household. I was woken up way too early by my two little demons  children, one of whom jumped on my full bladder and one who kept announcing, "Mama, get up! It's your... Continue Reading →

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