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My Kids' Wedding Outfits Are The Patriarchy

For a few years there in college, you might have heard me describe myself as "androgynous". I had an issue being overly or intentionally feminine, and while it stemmed from a place of personal tragedy...

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Get Involved! Volunteering As A Mom

Before I had kids, I spent a good chunk of my time volunteering. Every year, I spent a day as a Bag Buddy for USPS letter carriers, collecting food from the doorsteps of people on their route. I used ...

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Moms Don't Get Sick Days

It's another late one, moms. But this time, it's not because my kid ate my homework. No, actually both kids were relatively well-behaved. Shep only needed one timeout, and Rory slept for about three a...

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Toddlers Really Are Little Sponges

I'm an avid podcast listener - so much so that I've pretty much stopped listening to music while I drive. It's podcasts only. Most of them are things I'm interested in, and that includes a whole heapi...

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My Toddler Ate My Homework

You might be reading this late at night, wondering what the heck I’m doing, publishing this piece at some random hour. Me too, sister.

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Don't Speak To Mama Until She Has Her Coffee

As I type this, it's late afternoon - and I am brewing my second cup of coffee for the day. My preferred method is pour-over. Mostly because it allows me to make one cup at a time and not drink stale ...

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Sweet Summer Treats For Your Tots

My mom came to visit over the Memorial Day weekend and brought some rhubarb with her. In case you aren't familiar, rhubarb is a summer....food? fruit? vegetable? I don't know which - but it's long lik...

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Dads Are Not Babysitters

Yesterday a friend shared a post on Facebook, about a dad that was sick and tired of changing his daughter on the nasty bathroom floor. He mentioned that it's pretty rare that men's bathrooms have cha...

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The Best Swimsuits For Your Mom Bod

In a group of my mom-friends, a friend (I'll call her DM for Dungeon Master) is shopping for a second swimsuit for the summer season. DM's family spends a lot of the hot Southern summers cooling off a...

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I'm "Tick-ed" Off! About Summer Bug Bites

When I was in high school, my uncle G contracted the West Nile Virus from a seemingly innocuous mosquito bite. He was infected during a peak season for West Nile - Indiana, my home state, reported nea...

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I Installed My Son's Carseat Incorrectly

You might recall that I recently penned a piece on the importance of car seat safety. I do *not* mess around when it comes to safety - but I also know that it's entirely possible to make honest mistak...

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My Daughter Won't Roll Over

When I became a mom two-ish years ago, I knew nothing about early childhood development. I was the youngest in my immediate family, and the only younger cousins I had were, at max, two year younger. A...

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Fire Pit Conversations With The Grandmas

Tonight, I got the chance to sit with both my mom and my mother-in-law and pick their brains. I asked them about their experiences as mothers - the highs and lows. While I knew some of these answers a...

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Help! I Dropped My Baby!

I've been a parent now for just over two years - and in that time, I've dropped my kids more times than I care to admit. Yesterday, my poor (dear, sweet, generous) brother-in-law accidentally dropped ...

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Help! My Toddler Refuses To Eat!

Have you ever seen a toddler that only wants to eat one or two things? I try really hard to make sure he is eating a balanced diet and one that is diverse in tastes. It's my responsibility as a parent...

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Magic Mama Kisses

When I was a little girl, my mommy was the only person who could comfort me when I was in pain. At 6 years old, I learned how to ride my bike. We had a gravel driveway and, like kids do, I fell off at...

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