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Making The Ordinary, Extraordinary

When my son was 3 years old (he’s now 15), my husband and I learned that I was unable to have more children. Ok, my fertility doctor’s exact words post-op were, “You have less than a 1% chance of conceiving naturally on a monthly basis.” Wait, what? Less than 1%? I’m not a mathematician, but […]

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I Forget That It’s My Child’s Day Too

It’s so easy for me to forget that the day is my child’s day too.  I have a mental list of all of the things that I need to get done.   Get Breakfast Make lunches Drop off and picks ups Work Clean Laundry The list could literally go on and on And somewhere in the […]

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How To Teach Your Children To Be Changers

I often find myself thinking about how I can teach my children to be more than a passerby.  Generally, I fail at this.  It’s like how you have amazing ideas right before you fall asleep or in the shower, but once put to the test you completely forget what it was that so Earth-shattering.  That’s […]

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What To Pack If You Have To Evacuate

Right now I’m sitting near my front window and I can see a giant plume of smoke coming from the other side of the hill.  And I wonder if this is the time we will have to evacuate.  The last few months our entire country has been riddled with intense weather causing immense damage.  And […]

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Holding My Babies is My Job

I was holding my youngest baby the other day, he’s two but always my baby, and was getting really frustrated.  I know I shouldn’t have been, but I was.   See, I felt like holding him was making it so that I couldn’t get things done.  I had a whole list of things to get done […]

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A Pelvic Floor Pep Talk

If you’re reading this, then I’m going to assume you had a baby in recent memory. If so, I’d say that at some point you were advised to “do your Kegels regularly.” I’m also putting $100 on the fact that in reality, “regularly” was more like once every few months, when sitting at a red […]

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My Top 5 Mom Life Crisis Outbursts

We’ve all had a mom life crisis outburst.  You know, when you realize that you’re a mom and not the seventeen-year-old you see in your head.   Sometimes the mom life crisis outbursts can be as simple as deciding to drop your kids off at daycare and watch 6 hours of the Handmaiden’s Tale.  Or […]

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Don’t Make This Parenting Mistake

Once I had a child I was immediately worried about making huge parenting mistakes.  I think that’s pretty common among parents.   As parents, we first worry about how many diaper changes they have and if the swaddle is on correctly.  Then, we worry about the types and amounts of food they eat and whether […]

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