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Kid-Friendly Film Friday: What's Showing?

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Before I became a mom, I was an avid movie-goer. Well, maybe not as enthusiastic as my film-addict husband, but I enjoyed a good dinner-and-a-movie date just as much as the next person! I'll be honest...

Yes, I Want A Minivan

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Last summer, my husband, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and my toddler son took a road trip to a family reunion on the East Coast. Since we were carpooling, none of our vehicles would fit the whole cr...

Female Superheroes Your Daughter Can Admire

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NERD ALERT! I'm about to go full geek on you for a moment. I never grew up reading graphic novels (comic books, for the uninitiated), but my husband did! He introduced me to all sorts of amazing, powe...

I Let My Toddler Stay Up Really Late

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I've been known to be a spoilsport - at my worst (best?) a mean mom. My kids have a pretty solid bedtime around 8 pm - 7:30 if they're being extra cranky, 7:00 pm in they nap-skip. This routine works ...

When Mama Is Hurt, Everyone Hurts

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Gah! I'm sorry I wasn't able to get a post up yesterday, but I promise I had good reason. I woke up yesterday, minding my own business, doing my mom thing. Before the kiddos got up, I got myself aroun...

How To Baby: Parenting Books To Avoid

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I am the youngest of three children, and have only one younger cousin on each side of my extended family. Growing up, I didn't babysit or spend time around young kids. That is, until my older cousins ...

Meal Plan Monday: A Week Of Meals In One Day

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Yes, the title is a bit of a misnomer. I'm writing this on Sunday night and I did all the meal prep and cooking itself on Saturday. Still, it counts - because you can do this any day of the week with ...

Do You Have A Uterine Abnormality?

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In my teen years, I visited an OB for the first time. My doctor mentioned off-hand that I had a retroverted uterus. A little concerned, I asked what that meant; apparently, it's just a fancy word for ...

Free Family Fun Friday

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It's a rare day when my husband has the time to relax and enjoy our children. On those occasions, I like to plan a little adventure so we can share our time together as a family. But, of course, I wan...

No Mom Is An Island: Support Groups

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Today, a mom I've met through my volunteering gave birth to her first child. She didn't have the easiest labor experience, but is beyond proud of her new little one. As well she should be! The moment ...

How To Handle A Bullying Teacher

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Over the last several years, a movement against bullying has gained popularity. School-aged children especially struggle with the ill effects of bullying, and as such, teachers are often spearheading ...

What Makes A Children's Book A Great Book?

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As a child, one of my favorite pastimes was reading. I devoured books by the dozen! Before family vacations, we'd max out our rental limit at the library and I'd finish all of them before we even got ...

Toddler-Friendly Vegetarian Meals

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My 9-month-old daughter, Rory, is a voracious eater. She's like a bottomless pit and eats like a champ - especially compared to her brother. My toddler, Shep, eats like a bird. He can be quite picky; ...

How To Spot Anxiety In Your Toddler

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Well into my twenties, I was finally diagnosed with anxiety. In reality, I'd been struggling with it for as long as I can remember. The tell-tale signs were glaring in retrospect. I had nervous tics a...

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