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Oh, Truck! Potty-Mouth Parenting 101

There we were—yes, at Target. I was smiling, feeling successful at exiting the house for the first time alone with my newborn and three-year-old when I stubbed my toe so badly I saw fireworks. I gasped and grimaced, hollering, “OH, OH, OH!” when the unthinkable happened. My three-year-old followed my “OH!” with a big ol’ […]

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We’re So Far From Where We Started

I am downstairs bouncing and walking around the living room with our nine-day-old. I don’t remember our other children being so gassy so early on. Is this normal? Will this stop soon? How quickly I have forgotten. Alas, here I am, bouncing, singing, and trying everything to calm him during this fussy time of night. […]

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Road-trippin’, Single Mom Style

The great American road trip, a summertime rite of passage that can feel overwhelming for parents. It becomes a decidedly more stressful affair as a single mom. Pre-divorce, I had been solo for the travel portion of vacation before; however, the planning and funding was done as a team. Now I’m responsible for all the […]

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We all know what the Instagram version of a pool day looks like. This is the IRL edition.

Momentum Starts with Mom: The Great Inconvenient Truth of the Summer

We are moms, knee-deep into summer, and we hold this truth to be self evident: that nothing, absolutely positively nothing in the summer happens without our involvement. Our kids cannot go anywhere, eat anything, put clothes on, go to sleep, and sometimes, if we’re really winning, use the restroom without our supervision. I was only […]

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Flipping ASK and You Shall Receive

This scenario seems to be playing out almost every single day at my house: Small boy, at the top of his lungs: “Mom! I can’t get my shoe on!” “Mom! I can’t reach my shirt!” “Mom! I dropped my snack!” “Mom! My jacket is stuck!” “Mom! I need to go outside and I can’t open […]

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Diversity in Advertising: Count Us In

There’s so much I can share about the journey of having a daughter with Down syndrome: The surprise post-natal diagnosis, the joy we found in a sea of fears that first year, and ultimately how it’s not the biggest deal most days. Some super quick, down, and dirty background on me: I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist […]

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Call Me, Maybe (Not)

As much as we wish we could, we can only shield our children from what the rest of the world is up to for so long.  When you suddenly have teenagers in your home (even though you could swear that you just changed their diapers like five minutes ago), it takes some strategic planning to […]

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