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Formula Guilt

The first night I gave my 3 month old a bottle with formula instead of breast milk I was overwhelmed with guilt and emotion. I had breast fed and pumped exclusively for 3 months and the demand was beginning to take a toll on me. Especially when he preferred the bottle at times because he […]

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Not a Fan of Kids

I’m not a fan of kids. There, I’ve said it. I realized that I don’t like other peoples kids.  I love my kids and think my kids are awesome…even my P.I.T.A  I’ve realized that I don’t like other peoples kids.  I love my kids and think my kids are awesome…even my P.I.T.A (see my previous […]

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The Contest between Chores & Play

“Come, Mama.” Her little voice always seems to summon me for play at the most inconvenient times – amid a never-ending list of cleaning, tidying, organizing, sorting, laundering, and cooking. I’m not always good at stopping, and I will put her off, or even worse dismiss her, explaining that Mommy has to finish this or […]

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Toddler Easter Basket Gift Guide

I’m in the camp of moms who enjoys the thinking, the research, the price comparisons, and the shopping involved in gift-giving. For those moms who either don’t enjoy this or who don’t have the time, gift guides and one-click shopping can be a beautiful thing. Just ask my husband how beautiful it is that I […]

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My Husband Keeps Asking Me

My Husband Keeps Asking Me, “When Is This Going To Get Easier?”

Alright. It’s 10:20 pm. It’s a Monday night. Two nights ago my husband and I had a ‘staycation’/mini-escape to the beautiful Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach (for F-R-E-E, with an oceanfront suite upgrade…yay Hyatt credit card points!!!). Yet, I’m blogging at this hour, buzzed after numbing my mind on mindless TV (thank you, ‘New Celebrity Apprentice’) […]

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Explaining Life {and Death}

Explaining Life (and Death) to a Toddler

I began writing a piece about a month and a half ago about why, for a mom of 3 littles, the ‘Holiday Season’ is not always the ‘most wonderful time of year.’ It was to be cheeky and lighthearted. As in, “Why, oh why, can’t strangers stop offering my kids sweets/junk wherever we go?!” And […]

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If I Acted Like a Toddler

What would happen if I acted like a toddler?  I often think about this because some of the behavior my toddler exhibits is pretty funny, but absolutely NOT acceptable in everyday adult life.  However, there are times where I wish I could just act like a toddler and get away with it. Like for instance. […]

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Happiness in a Happy Meal

Happy Meal. The dreaded words that cause my toddler to ecstatically grin ear to ear. My two year old is obsessed with the golden arches and the contents of the child crack. I knew this day would come especially since some late night chicken nuggets and fries have always been my husband’s guilty pleasure. It was […]

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When, Oh When, Did You Go from Baby to Toddler-

When, Oh When, Did You Go from Baby to Toddler?

When did you go from baby to toddler? Less than two years ago you were growing inside of me and now you are running circles around my feet.  When was the precise moment you stopped being a baby? Was it your first gurgle, that turned into a smile, that transformed into a contagious and priceless giggle? Was […]

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Formula: My Love/Hate Relationship

This month my daughter turned 1. It was an especially reflective and emotional moment in motherhood for me. As cliche as it sounds, I simply couldn’t comprehend how quickly a year went by.  How could this little being grow so rapidly? And with that question, parenthood really sunk in. For some the 1-year-old milestone is a […]

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