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Potty Training from the Trenches

We are currently in our 5th round of potty training. No, it hasn’t gotten easier for us! There are those families that can successfully do the 3-day potty training thing. If you’re one of those, stop reading right now! Get in your car and come directly to my house. Please pack enough things to make […]

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4 Tell Tale Signs You Live with a Toddler

It was just after my son’s first birthday last year when a stranger asked how old he was. When I told her he’d just turned one, she politely said something about how “he’s a toddler now.” She may have said something more, but to be honest my mind stopped comprehending after the T word. It […]

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The February Funk

It’s that time of the year again. And by that I mean: February. For better or worse, the fresh, hope-filled pace of the new year is beginning to stabilize into a familiar, predictable rhythm that echoes of status quo. That glorious, soul-searched balance so carefully restored over the holidays is slowly-but-surely tilting in favor of […]

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Give Peace a Chance

I’ve never really been a fan of “themes.” You’d never guess it, since I’ve thrown some pretty epic theme parties in my days (read: “Tour de Franzia”). But it’s true–I don’t like “theme-decorated” rooms or “theme-dinners” or “theme-weeks” at school or work. In fact, it’s pretty difficult for me to settle on just one “theme” […]

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I’m still breastfeeding my toddler… There, I said it.

The secrets out…I’m still breastfeeding my toddler. You might be rolling your eyes, automatically logging me into to the categories of crunchy, hippy, or helicopter parent, I mean, I probably would have 5-years-ago, too. Let me start by saying that I didn’t know I’d still be nursing, and if you’d told me before I had a […]

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Ditching the Paci . . . Eventually

I was such a “know it all parent,” before I was actually a parent. Lots of us are. We’re all, “OMG, I can’t believe she’d bring that kid to Target without shoes on!” and “Why is that three year-old still in a stroller?- Surely she can walk by now!” But once you become a parent, […]

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