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Breaking Up with 4-Letter Words

A few weeks ago, my 4-year-old daughter was playing upstairs on her own. I could hear her sweet musings to her stuffed animals as she led them in a very convincing classroom lesson; her feet pitter-pat across the floor as she ran to get her fairy wings and astronaut costume (worn together, of course); her […]

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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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