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Parenting the Privileged

We got rid of cable several months ago and haven’t missed it even a little bit. It’s been so refreshing to be able to go right to streaming services to select what we want to watch and don’t have to be as concerned with what commercials might pop up during a show our kids might […]

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Teenagers are Basically Tall Toddlers

There are very few differences between teenagers and toddlers. I know this because I have one of each and let me tell you it is tricky parenting terrain. Nothing is messier than a teenage girl, except a four-year-old. Clothes and food everywhere; in bedrooms, backpacks, car seats, pockets. When you try to address the messiness […]

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When Nursing Bites

Biting. I was in denial about it. My son would never bite me. His disposition is too sweet. Then, it happened. The excruciating bite followed by a sly little smile. I yelled and he cried. It was brutal. Now my breath catches when he pauses during nursing. Will he just swallow or are his teeth […]

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The Gifts of the Mothers Before Me

In the hallway of our home hangs a note from my Grandma Ann. Reserved and preserved to celebrate an occasion in my life, it was carefully tucked away along with a handmade gift.  My special little piece of Grandma. Just her to just me, and it reads just like this: Saved for Emily Anne with […]

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The Great Bedroom Battle

“Won’t it be fun to share a bedroom with your sister?” Oh my, were we ever naïve when we first broached the room-sharing topic. Put two kids in a room, kiss them goodnight, and turn out the lights, right? Sure, there would be a few minutes of shenanigans, but then they would go to sleep, […]

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