A Tale of Two Potties
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It has truly been both the best and the worst of times. The exhilaration, the taste of emancipation, the success, the celebration… oh, and the poop. I can honestly say that I have never felt the full extent of the triumphs … Read More

Parenting From The Sidelines
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Parenting from the sidelines… Sounds awful, doesn’t it? If you are one of the many wonderful hands-on parents who is involved in every aspect of your child’s life it likely sounds downright daunting. No one wants to sit out — we … Read More

Still Lucky
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I wake up, it hits me every. single. morning. This really happened. This is really happening. It wasn’t a bad dream. It is a real life nightmare. When you are in the thick of it, it is really hard to see that … Read More

The One Party Every Mom Should Attend
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Busy Mama? Tired Mama? Overworked and under-appreciated Mama? Did you just roll your eyes and recoil at the thought of yet another social engagement? Trust me, this is one you do not want to miss! I attended one of these parties a … Read More

I Am NOT Too Busy
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I see your face light up as you walk into my office first thing in the morning. You are waiting for your morning hug. I greet you heartily, embrace you and say “I will be right down, let me finish … Read More

This Is the Stuff Childhood Is Made Of
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This is the stuff childhood is made of. In the last few days, this phrase has been running through my head at the oddest moments. My son’s face covered in flour, licking the batter from the electric beater. My daughter’s … Read More

Festivus. Where is the REST for us?!
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Ahhh, fall. My favorite season. There is an underlying buzz of excitement in the crisp, smoky, earth-scented air wafting as the deciduous leaves crunch underfoot beneath a cornucopia of enchanting color. It is a time for celebration. Literally. You see, … Read More

Happy Healthy Halloween
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Trick or Treat, Smell my feet. Give me something… good-for-me to eat! I promise, I am not the witch who stole Halloween. I will not take away the kids’ hard-earned and beloved candy. However, after attending our third Halloween party … Read More

Say Whaaaat?
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Have you ever moved to a different region of the country and felt like you just stepped off the boat? Born and raised in Chicago, I have always considered myself well traveled. Spending my college years in Boston didn’t phase … Read More

Bringing Back Date Night
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As parents we often find ourselves over-worked, over-booked, over-tired, and over-scheduled. The last thing we need is to add yet another thing to our calendar, right? Wrong! I am here to tell you that it is time to plan a … Read More