Articles by Amanda Colbert

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Free Summer Fun In The Sun

Summertime, and the momming's easy! Well...sort of. It can be tough to keep your kiddo occupied during these humid days. And I know, trust me - it's tempting to take the kids to a McDonald's PlayPlace...

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It's Okay To Say No To Your Toddler

My mother-in-law figured out some pretty cool tricks during her years raising kids. Some of them I've unashamedly copied in my own parenting. Others just aren't the right fit for our family right now....

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How Did You Know You Were Pregnant?

I've been pregnant three times in my life. Of course, I have only two kids - that's because my very first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. But with all three pregnancies, I've had a different combina...

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Three Little Words Every Mama Longs To Hear

When my son was born (well, even before my son was born) my inner Mama Bear came out in full force. I didn't spend a night away from my son until he was almost a year old. Probably because I had let t...

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The Worst Months Of Baby's First Year

Have I mentioned Wonder Weeks to you? It's a framework to understand phases of early childhood development. Watching your child learn principle concepts (like cause and effect, or that their hand is p...

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How To Recover From A Bad Mom Day

I failed at momming today. Well, I got the basics down - they both stayed in clean diapers and fed all day. I even went so far as to make sure they both got lots of nap time! But still, they got me. T...

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The Cruel Trick Of Motherhood

Lately I find myself particularly weepy over the big leaps in independence both of my children are making. Of course, I'm so excited that Rory is finally sleeping through the night (knock on wood)! Bu...


The Keto Diet And Breastfeeding: My Story

Many moms, myself included, strive to nurse their babies and lose "baby weight" while doing so. Personally, my body holds on to fat while I'm breastfeeding. All that means is that I have to get a litt...

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As Green As I Can Be: Eco-Mom Must-Haves

My older sister, Kassy, will tell you that she's better at recycling than I am - and she's right. She's been actively collecting her recycling and finding ways to cut down on waste for the better part...

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Making Friends As The New Mom

Recently, a friend shared with me that she has felt quite lonely recently. Sadly, she's not the only woman I know who struggles to connect with other moms. Unfortunately I live many miles from most of...

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