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Is Facebook on Its Way Out?

Is Facebook on Its Way Out?

Ahhh, Facebook. I have a love/hate relationship with the king of social media platforms. Yes, it provides me with entertainment in those times when I just need a break from the insanity of life as a mother of small children. But sometimes it feels like a black hole from which I can never escape! One […]

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Am I Ready to Potty Train My Kid?

Am I Ready to Potty Train My Kid?

A few weeks ago at school pick-up, my son’s teacher remarked that he was showing signs of potty training. I should have been ecstatic. Instead, I responded: “Oh.” My toddler has turned the corner between 2.5 and 3, so it’s not like the thought of potty training hasn’t crossed my mind. But it was the […]

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thermostat battles

Thermostat Battles

I think my husband is a grizzly bear. And I’m not just talking about his snoring or the way he hibernates in his man cave for what seems like days on end. I’m talking about heat retention. You can see the difference in our temperature preferences in many ways: I want to go on a […]

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Surviving My First Year of Motherhood

First birthdays are important and momentous. It’s the ending of the baby phrase and the beginning of toddlerhood. It’s the time where major milestones start —first steps, first words and a first introduction to dramatic tantrums — as well as a celebration of your child’s first year of life. First birthdays are guaranteed to have […]

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Keeping Resolutions Going

Keeping Resolutions Going

It’s February. How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions? For many of us the excitement of making changes has faded and many of us are right back into many of our old routines. Some of that is the reality of real life and some of that is because our goals don’t have a deeper reason. I […]

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The Myth of Balance

The Myth of Balance

This afternoon, I lifted weights. While my toddler crawled all over me, making adorably cute “wee-oooh wee-ooh” noises as he drove his toy ambulance across my struggling-to-complete-a-thirty-second-plank torso. Then, I followed up my workout with a brownie. Now, that’s what I call balance. My jiggly mommy tummy, which looks strikingly similar to raised pizza dough, […]

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Cooking for the Heart

Cooking for the Heart

Hey, moms. Guess what? It’s not only old men who have heart problems. Actually, heart disease is the #1 killer of women! Seriously, I kid you not. You know what else? One of a woman’s most vulnerable times for heart issues is when they’re pregnant or have tiny babies. (Don’t we get all the luck?) […]

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Building Your Village

Mom Friends: How to Know if You’ve Found a Keeper

Let’s be real for a second. Husbands are great. We need them as our companions, partners and Netflix-watching comrades. Moms, sisters, aunts, mothers-in-law, they are all invaluable resources and sounding boards. Coworkers can be like extended family. But girlfriends, more specifically “mom friends,” are our lifelines. Life is sweeter with mom friends. Sure, friendships existed […]

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Vea Kids: Family Travel Made Simple

Vea Kids: Family Travel Made Simple

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Vea Kids. However, all opinions are those of the contributor who wrote them. For any parent of small children, the word “travel” is enough to make palms sweat and nerves fray. The packing, the change in routine, the laundry (and laundry, and more laundry) all seem to have us questioning our […]

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When Mama Goes to the Hospital

When Mama Goes to the Hospital

It’s difficult to quietly exit the house and leave your kids while they’re sleeping. Without saying “good morning,” “goodbye” or without receiving those giant running bear hugs. I sat in the dark car and looked down at the heart drawn on my wrist with a Sharpie. We do this when I go to work on the weekends. “Mama, […]

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