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What I Remember: Shep's Birth

As our family approaches Shep's second birthday, it seems appropriate to reflect on his birth. It marked a period in my life - before and after motherhood. Yesterday an old friend said, "Motherhood lo...

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Mommy Movie Night

It's been hard to find time to do the things I love. Much of my time is spent pouring myself into my family or work. I can't always balance the maternal part of me with the still-a-person part of me. ...

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Yes, I Let My Toddler Watch TV

I'm on my way home after a day at work - I've been gone for twelve hours (close to 13 once I get home). My toddler has probably watched three episodes of Mister Rogers in my absence. Yes, you read tha...

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These Apps Make Being A Working Mom Easier

As you might have guessed by now, I'm kind of a hot mess when it comes to real life things. If it involves planning or organizing - well, I have great ideas and terrible follow-through. Know thyself, ...

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Somebody, Please Tell Me To Clean My House

As I type this I'm speeding down the highway (as a passenger) with both kids in the backseat. I should be home, cleaning my apartment and packing. We're moving in about a month, and the days we're abl...

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When Moms Have Colds

Yesterday I struggled to get through my workday. I had an ongoing icepick headache behind my right eye (3 seconds of intense pain, then it goes away, repeat). I also got pretty nauseous and spent some...

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When Did Shep Become A Spider-Man Fan?

My son has found a deep love of Spider-Man. I'm not sure where he got the idea - Stephen is a Star Wars, Batman, and LotR guy. In all honesty, I'm only a geek by proxy. But I do enjoy it! All that bei...

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Meet Maria, My Mom Friend - Part Two

You met my friend, Maria and learned about her son, Kash. I hope that Maria will share more with us someday - she's a pretty rad lady. But for now, here's Part Two of our conversation from this weeken...

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Meet Maria, My Mom Friend!

It’s St. Patrick’s day and I invited some mom-friends and their husbands and kids over to my house for a casual party. My friend L wasn’t able to come as her baby has a sinus infection (Feel better, s...

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Boozing With Your Baby

I am a mom. Of two under two. Which, I mean, it’s difficult, not gonna lie. I’m also the same person I was before I had kids in a lot of ways. I just turned thirty and I keep asking my husband when I’...

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My Kids Are Growing Up Too Fast

My child grew about six inches overnight, I'm convinced. Rory’s a deliciously chunky baby with little thigh rolls and no real neck. I know that in no time at all, she'll be sitting on her own and I ca...

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I'm Raising A Free Range Toddler Tornado

Beige carpet. Our current apartment has beige carpet, and a toddler lives his loud toddler life on them. I’ve stepped on my fair share of blocks, pacifiers, and stuffies. Unfortunately, I’ve also step...

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