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To My Spirited Child: I Am Sorry

If I had a dollar for every time someone has said, “You sure have your hands full,” regarding my 4-year-old daughter, I would be a millionaire. I used to cringe when people would say that to me; now I reply, “But my heart is even fuller.” My child has had a strong personality from the beginning. […]

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A Lazy Mom’s Guide to Kindergarten Readiness

I used to be a good teacher. Until I got my own kid. I also used to be really good at telling parents what they should and shouldn’t do to help their child be ready for that first day of Kindergarten. And maybe a little too quick to judge when they weren’t following my seemingly realistic […]

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Thanks, But No Thanks

A recent article on 6 Baby Items You Don’t Need was posted where Ami mentioned nixing the diaper genie (yes, the heaven-sent diaper genie that leaves fumes lingering in your house for a week if you forget to empty when you leave for the weekend). My sister-in-law also went without this magical pail and I thought, […]

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What They Say vs. What We Do: How Real Moms Interpret Common Advice

Being a mommy is hard. Following all the advice a mommy gets is even harder. From how to sleep train to whether or not to nag about nose picking, it seems there’s no shortage of opinions on every aspect of child rearing. So we pick and we choose. We take some advice as non-negotiable truth, […]

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