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Costume Fears and Toddler Tears

My toddler is cute. At least I think so. But do you know what else he is? Scared… no, TERRIFIED… of costumes. Also mascots. And face paint. And the Easter Bunny. And (obviously) Santa. And sometimes even Daddy’s shaving cream. In all honesty, I’m not overly concerned with this little phobia of his. Why? Well, […]

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Raising Kids with Good Taste

Possible unpopular opinion alert: entertainment for kids today – music, movies, even some books – well, it’s terrible. A little. Right? I mean sure – good, new stuff does exist. I have no objection to that. But I do take objection with the some of the stuff that typically becomes overly popular among youths. Things like… all the music […]

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B Session: Parenting Tasks I Don’t Feel Like Doing Anymore, Part II

In late 2015, I wrote about all of the parenting tasks I didn’t feel like doing anymore. Well it’s been 18 months or so, and guess what, I don’t have to do some of them anymore! Isn’t that the magic of childhood? Of parenthood really? Kids grow up, and suddenly they can be trusted to eat […]

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Nominating Myself for Mom-of-the-Year

Almost 2 years have passed since my daughter, Charlotte, broke her leg. The accident isn’t something I like to talk about, but I’m reminded of it daily. The hot pink cast went all the way up to her thigh and got remarks of sympathy and awe everywhere we went. It’s like the scarlet letter she wore, […]

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Today I should have been fired | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Today, I Should Have Been Fired

I should’ve been fired today. To start with, I woke up late because I’ve gotten in the habit of hitting the snooze button. My three-year-old is convinced that there’s monsters in her room, and likes to inform of us of their whereabouts every 2-3 hours throughout the night. This meant that I was five-snooze-buttons-tired, rather […]

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