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I want it all

I Want It All

A few weeks ago, I lost it on my way home from work. By lost it, I mean one second I was driving and the next I was driving and doing the ugly cry. You know the type of cry I’m talking about. It was Friday, and it had been a really hard week at […]

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Postpartum KC: Guide to Support Services

Hello new mom, soon-to-be-new mom, new mom again, and still-feel-like-a-new-mom-11-months-in (that’s me). Here we are post-pregnancy raising a child, and it’s not always easy. Mom-ing is a whole new world of emotions and physical experiences. This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness (learn more at Blue Dot Project ). This year’s campaign focuses on #realmotherhood […]

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#momfail

Last Saturday, I found myself frantically driving with my 1 1/2 year old, worried about being late for his first swim lesson.  I had been so busy working on a project with a quickly approaching deadline, that I simply forgot to check the time. Fitz was now in his car seat and eating a waffle, […]

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Mother’s Day Done Right!

Being a mother is the most wonderful, exhausting, underappreciated job. You are chef, maid, and doctor all rolled into one. Mom’s are expected to be healer of all things and knower of all things and yet, children hardly ever say thank you. Especially young children. About six years ago my wonderful husband started the most […]

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Here Comes The Threenager

I’ve heard a lot about this stage. The dreaded three-year-old. This past month, we’ve officially hit it. To be clear, William isn’t three-years-old yet. That happens later this month. But the attitude has arrived. Big time. And I am not good at dealing with it. Two-years-old was not my finest hour. The baby stage I […]

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Twin Mom’s Guide to Surviving the First Year

I have to start out by saying this guide isn’t about patting myself on the back because I’m a twin mom and have all the things figured out. Because I sure as heck don’t! Rather, it’s a celebration of sorts—that I get to share with other expecting moms through my own personal experience. For everyone […]

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Smashing Stereotypes and Raising Awareness | World Down Syndrome Day

  Like most people, my husband and I were so excited to welcome another baby into our family. We were even more thrilled to learn that our third child was a boy. Our two older daughters quickly assumed the mother-hen roles and couldn’t wait to spoil their baby brother.    Midway through my pregnancy, our […]

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Front Row Mom

I don’t really have any hangups about aging. I’ve comfortably settled into the point in my life where I dread having plans to go almost anywhere. While I once turned down a car from my parents because it didn’t have a sunroof, I now happily drive an ugly minivan with a DVD player in place […]

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Disney Movies Should Come With a Trigger Warning For Moms

Disney Movies: Mom Trigger Warning Needed

Confession: I’m a crier. Reading “On The Night You Were Born” to my kids. Cried. Watching a particularly well done Folders commercial. Cried. Listening to my son sings “Dream A Little Dream,” the night-night song I’ve sung to him since birth. Cried. I carry no expectations of a “cry free zone” anywhere. If I’m present, […]

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