When we decided the time had come to potty train our son cold turkey, my husband and I picked out a day we both had free. We wanted to work together to help training go smoothly, so we cancelled all plans and...
I love my mom, but like every kid, there were things I took for granted about her as I was growing up. As I get older and parent my own kids, I think about some of the gifts she gave me...
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Routine :: Baby Steps

Routine :: Baby Steps

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I recently took a kid-free trip to San Francisco for a best friend’s wedding — the longest I've been away from my kids since they were born. My vacation lasted four days, and I was beyond excited to reunite with college friends...
I had a C-section with my son, and I feel cheated. I know, rationally, a birth is a birth. And the fact that I have my son is the most important thing. Yet, when I see all these articles...
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There are a ridiculous amount of weird things that happen to a body during a pregnancy. A gal should receive a certificate or something after going through nine months of gestation with the litany of multisyllabic words and phrases...
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I remember back-to-school shopping as an 8-year-old. When I hit the mall with my mom, I was looking for the finest Bart Simpson T-shirt money could buy. Maybe some new sweatpants, too, if there was any money left over,...
Prior to having children, if you couldn’t find me, I was probably running. I wasn’t winning races, but frequently taking home age-group awards fed the part of me that loves a gold star. My circle of friends kept me...
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