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My Suddenly Toe-Walking Toddler

Disclaimer: I’m not a physician, and this blog is not meant to be construed as medical advice. If you are concerned about your child’s health, please take them to your pediatrician, the nearest urgent care or emergency room.  It was a Friday night like any other…I was already in bed because being pregnant with a […]

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5 Parenting Podcasts for Every Kind of Mama

I’m relatively new to the podcast scene, and while most people likely fill their library with cold cases and other murder mystery shows, I started my journey with parenting podcasts! Don’t get me wrong; I listen to my fair share of murder mysteries, but these parenting podcasts keep me sane and entertained. Bonus: they don’t […]

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Please, Let Your Kids Cry

“If you don’t stop crying, we’re going home.” “You can’t play because you’re crying.” “Stop crying.” “There’s nothing to cry about.” I hear these cringe-worthy phrases from desperate parents and caregivers on a regular basis when I’m out in public with my toddler. Don’t get me wrong. I understand the impulse. It’s embarrassing for our […]

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Becoming a Minimalist Mom

If there’s one thing parenthood has taught me, it’s “never say never.” I never thought I’d be a stay-at-home-mom.  I never thought I’d leave my career of almost 10 years. I never thought I’d end up with several part-time gigs that are even harder to juggle than my former 9-5. I never thought I’d wear […]

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My Promise to Other Mamas

To my mama friends… I promise to always bring enough sliced grapes for everyone to our play dates. I promise to hold your newborn while you take a shower, eat a meal, or do whatever needs to be done. I promise to invite you to come to my house and let your child make messes. […]

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How I Prepared for Natural Childbirth

Natural childbirth has nothing to do with your pain tolerance, and everything to do with your mental stamina. I should know. I’m incredibly stubborn (thanks, dad), and it paid off. Up until I got pregnant, I assumed I would do what every other woman I knew did, which was to have an epidural during childbirth. […]

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