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Netflix and Chill – I’m Down With a Low-Key Valentine’s Day

My last Valentine’s Day was filled with Netflix and chill. Literally. I’m talking about Netflix and chill as in eating Hamburger Helper on the couch and binge watching Parenthood. Ten years ago I would have felt slightly gypped having a low-key unexciting Valentine’s Day. However, at this stage in my life I’m one hundred percent […]

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Diaper Changer, World Changer

“Maaaaamaa! Can you help me?” “Mama, I’m hungry.” “Mama? I hold you??” “Mama! Maaaaama. Mama?” Some days I feel like I’m drowning in the “Mamas”. Mama, the diaper changer. Mama, the orange juice pourer. Mama, the crumb cleaner. Mama, the homework checker. And some days, I wonder just what those little tasks really add up […]

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The Other Side of the Camera

I felt the knot in my throat grow as I choked it down and held back tears, tears of exhaustion, of long sleepless nights, of tantrums, of self-doubt. Below me I watched my one-year-old daughter play with a book, studying each page, muttering sounds as if reading. Books are her favorite. This afternoon though, I […]

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My Two Year Old Had SIX Cavities!

You follow proper dental health procedures, you brush your child’s teeth twice a day, skip the sugar infested treats, and keep up with their dental appointments. You think, “there’s NO WAY they could have cavities.” Well, I was right there with you, right up until my two and a half year old was diagnosed with […]

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