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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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Hanging Up My Cape: Please Don’t Call Me “Supermom”

It happens every time I take my four young children in public. A well-meaning stranger says something to the effect of, “Well look at you, SUPERMOM!”  I’m used to commentary on my family or children in public. It’s going to happen when you have four kids ages four and under, including a set of identical […]

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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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Being a Mom is Gross

I must have missed the chapter in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” entitled Being a Mom is Gross. I mean, it must have been there. From literally my first day of being a mother, I have been having to deal with a lot of disgustingness. Raising kids is not for the faint of heart—or stomach. Luckily, […]

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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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