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Meet Erin

I’ve always wanted to be a mom.  Growing up, I was intensely close with my mom. She was and still is my best friend and I knew that I wanted that same connection with my kids as I have with her.  After graduating high school however, I craved some independence and I made the move […]

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The End to the Argument “What Kind of Parenting is Harder”

Momming is hard. It’s an underappreciated, underpaid, and understaffed position with benefits in the form of cuddles and kisses, precocious smiles, high-pitched giggles, scraped knees, dirty kitchen tables, and endless laundry. It’s also one of the most hotly contested arguments among women today — Who has it worse? I’ve been (almost) all the types of […]

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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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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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Parenting by Checklist

Summer will soon be upon us, and while I’m looking forward to spending more time with my kids, I’m also a little nervous about how we’ll all adjust to the new routine. If not for school schedules and the dreaded possibility of a tardy slip, my kids would gladly laze in their beds and dawdle over […]

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