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Stop One Upping

Stop One-Upping Each Other

Ladies, we need to talk. I’m a pretty go-with-the-flow kind of person, especially when it comes to motherhood. I know there are many different ways to tackle the same thing, and am quite pro “do what works for you.” There’s something far too many moms (and women, really) are doing though that makes me cringe. […]

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Coloring: It’s Not Just for Kids!

Last spring, I picked up a new hobby: coloring. And no, it didn’t involve stealing my daughter’s coloring books! I ordered several coloring books geared toward adults and some fancy art pencils on Amazon and started spending a little time each evening coloring. After chasing my 3 year old around all day, I’ve found it to be […]

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An Open Letter to the Mommy Blog Editors

An Open Letter to the Mommy Blog Editors

The sound of an orchestra tuning before a concert is happening on the Internet. A network of sounds – low and deep, high-pitched, staccato and playful, slow and grieving – all moving around a central note in order to attune to one another and play their instruments of dissonance and resolutions. Mothers everywhere are playing […]

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Non-traditional Baby Shower Gifts

‘Tis the season … for baby showers! Springtime always seems to bring lots of baby celebrations, and I find myself lately searching for great gifts for moms and babies. Registries often list many of the standard items: burp cloths, sleepers, crib sheets and high chairs. To be sure, moms need these things (especially first-time moms). […]

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What Hospitality Looks Like as a Mom

Hospitality. This is such a great word. For one, the word just sounds pretty (it’s especially fun to say in a British accent – go ahead and give it a try!), and it also carries some lovely connotations: freshly made beds, sparkly silverware, and chatting with friends over dinner and dessert. Hospitality means inviting people […]

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New in Town With Kids

Let’s face it, finding friends as an adult can be hard. If you find yourself moving somewhere where you know no one, starting over can seem really daunting! Relocating isn’t horribly uncommon, and being new in town can feel challenging at best. Add kiddos to the mix, add parenting styles, kids ages, your interests, their interests, and it […]

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