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Mama Needs A Nap, Y'all

Of all the things that no one tells you about being parent, they leave out that the exhaustion stays with you. Any reasonable person would expect to be tired when you have a newborn baby that's waking...

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Mr. Nice Guy On The Playground

We love to work out some of our toddler wiggles at the playground but I've run into an unexpected problem. Shop is littlelittle bit of a flirt. When he sees a girl at the playground he approaches her ...

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Baby, May I Change Your Diaper?

You might have seen or head of the latest craze in childrearing philosophy - I'll paraphrase it as infant consent. There are a few more structured appraoches with specialty names - RIE, for example. T...

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"Uh-Oh!" Adventures In Potty Training

Why am I even talking about potty training? I have a just-turned-two-year-old and a five-month-old baby. There's no way Rory is ready, and Shep certainly isn't old enough yet. Right? Right?

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Moderately Crunchy Moms Unite!

In the spectrum of mom-dom, I'm what you might call "moderately crunchy". I'm part hippie - I openly breastfeed, I cosleep, and I babywear. But, I'm also part whatever-the-opposite-of-a-hippie is. Che...

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I Can't Find Jeans That Fit My Mom Bod

All my life, I've dealt with my own body issues. I imagine they're not too much different from the average American woman. We want to be thinner, we want to have bigger this and smaller that. It's onl...

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My Son Drew On My Face With Markers

This isn't the first time, and it won't be the last. Thank goodness my mom bought Shep Crayola's Ultra Washable markers! These things wipe clean with water and minimal effort, they're a miracle for to...

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Yes, I Love Cloth Diapers!

Disclaimer: Before I begin, I want to reiterate my general parenting perspective. However you choose to diaper your baby is up to you! I don't care what you choose, as long as it works for your family...

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Hypnobirthing, Cats, and Childbirth

Ok, bear with me here. I'm sure you're thinking, "What the heck do cats have to do with labor?" And in that case, I'd guess that you've never read Hypnobirthing. This classic birth preparation book is...

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It's Maternal Mental Health Week

This week is Maternal Mental Health Week. I've been pretty open about my personal struggles with postpartum anxiety. That's an ongoing struggle for me but I feel so much more myself than I have in a l...

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