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I’m sitting in the doctor’s office for my first ever prenatal visit. The nurse is going through the standard questions and inquires about my family history. I tell her everything I know and sit back to wait for the next set of instructions. But she doesn’t move on. She looks at me and asks, “And […]

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The Lonely Life of a Food Allergy Mom

There’s one part of every kid birthday party I hate: the food part. It’s always pizza and cake, and usually my son doesn’t care that he can’t have any. He eats his meal before the party, and I bring his dairy-free, wheat-free, egg-free, peanut-free cupcake in a little Tupperware. But during the last party we […]

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The Sign of a Healthy Childhood

This spring, my fourth child had an unfortunate incident involving a trampoline that resulted in a dislocated and fractured elbow. It was painful and somewhat traumatic and not at all what we would want for anyone. He needed surgery to repair the damage and has weeks left of being in a splint and some occupational therapy […]

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What It Means to Be a Mommy

Mommy. An endearing name for the female parent of a child. A sweet name coming from your little one to you. In our household mommy takes on a whole new meaning. When we first found out we were pregnant, we had lots of decisions on our hands. Similar to those of a heterosexual couple. How […]

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Remembering My Mom on Mother's Day

Remembering My Mom On Mother’s Day

Today is the first Mother’s Day without my mother. I’d be lying if I said that this truth doesn’t bother me. But I know my mother would not want me to dwell on the fact that she is no longer with us. So in the spirit of her memory, please indulge me while I try […]

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Confessions of a Walking Circus

Because I can’t be the only one. They say hindsight is 20/20. I remember when I had my first baby, and I felt like a flailing mess. Now when I look back at that time, I see a mom who was so put together. She had time to home make all-natural organic baby food, hold […]

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How to Mom – You Show Up

When my oldest was born over nineteen years ago, I realized that I was embarking on a great unknown adventure. Having lost my mother at a young age, I had very little experience to draw from. How am I supposed to know how to be a mom when I had one for so little time? […]

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Bringing Yay to Every Day

I was intrigued by the recent New York Times article that reported, in simplistic terms, that millennials are more supportive of “traditional” familial roles than in years past. After reading the article in full (and getting past its misleading headline!), the concept made a lot of sense to me.  As a full-time working mama to […]

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10 Urban Baby Must Haves

When I had my first baby, we lived in a downtown condo and commuted to work and daycare by foot. This meant we needed baby items to help navigate the city that didn’t take up too much room in our smaller home. Here are some items I consider urban baby must haves: A good all-terrain […]

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New Mommy Tips, Tricks and Hacks

New Mommy Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

While I was pregnant, I often found myself being on the receiving end of conversations about how lucky I was to be expecting and how easy motherhood was. Seeing these moms with their perfect hair and perfect delivery room photos made me not worry at all and welcomed motherhood with all the free, relaxing time […]

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