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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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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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