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“Mama, how much do you love me?”

“Mama, how much do you love me?” She’s asked for years, head cocked and dimples ablaze. And my answers have varied, depending on her age at the time: “Thiiiiiiiiis big!” “To the moon and back.” “More than all the stars in the sky.” “To infinity (and beyond).” “More than anything else in the world.” Even […]

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A Letter to My Daughter on 9/11

My precious daughter, I watched this morning as you matter-of-factly dressed for school, your bright face eager to begin yet another day of first grade. To your sweet, innocent soul, today is a day like any other, a date on the calendar no different from yesterday or tomorrow. But it is. Today is September 11th, […]

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If You Give a Kid a Trophy

If You Give a Kid a Trophy…

It’s no secret that parents today like to overanalyze. We do it often—and more than any generation before us. We worry constantly—about the effects of too much screen time, the chemicals in our kids’ plastic dinnerware, the sugar in our kids’ cereal. Some of it is founded: One can hardly argue that children are no […]

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Murphy's Laws of Motherhood (1)

35 Murphy’s Laws of Motherhood

A few weeks ago, family matters called my husband away on a four-day trip out of state. Up until then, things around our household had been going well—everyone was happy and healthy, and aside from minor stresses, the week had been a peaceful one. The night before my husband’s departure, I was awakened at 3:00 […]

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15 C-Section Shockers

15 C-Section Shockers

When I think back to my C-section nearly six years ago, the emotions are mixed. On one hand, it was the best thing that ever happened to me because I got to meet my precious daughter, and on the other…well, it SUCKED. There are a lot of things that no one told me about having […]

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Ask the Sexpert

Ask the Sexpert: Part Two

Today we continue our two-part “Ask the Sexpert” series with Dr. Erin Ross, a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in sex therapy at the Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement in San Antonio. In today’s post, Erin tackles some of our best advice-related questions. Click here to read our earlier “Ask the Sexpert” post, which […]

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Ask the Sexpert

Ask the Sexpert: Part One

With Valentine’s Day (and—ahem—the accompanying movie release of Fifty Shades of Grey) soon approaching, I think it’s safe to assume that many of us might have a little more on our minds than romance this week. Yes, ladies, I’m talkin’ about those three little letters that can often be a source of awkwardness for many moms: […]

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Realistic Mom Resolutions

Realistic Mom Resolutions

I’ve always loved New Year’s. I relish the idea of a clean slate, a fresh start, a chance to improve. I look forward to New Year’s with first-week-of-school enthusiasm, giddy with anticipation of 365 days full of promise and opportunity. So it’s no surprise that I delight in the concept of New Year’s resolutions, corny […]

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