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Mommies are always right

Mommies Are Always Right

“Mommies are always right,” I heard my five-year-old say from the back row of our minivan. He was talking to his older brother sitting next to him, and although I liked the sound of it, I wondered what that was about. “Mommy said I’d have a better day today, and I did.” Ah, now I […]

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Seven Quotes to Help You Through Those Mom Struggle Days

We’ve all been there: those days when you lose your keys, someone parks in your parking space, you run late for a meeting, you get your wrist slapped (figuratively) at work, you snap at your spouse, your toddler goes into hysterics over some minutiae, you have a healthy dose of hormone-related emotional turmoil, and then, […]

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The Best Gift I Can Give My Kids

The childhood memory of my dad walking through the door after being on-call all night is a happy one. We’d hear the garage door open, wait for the car engine to silence, and then hear his long strides coming toward us into the kitchen. I would wait with anticipation for the smell of his “hospital […]

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It Takes a Village: When Parenting Styles Collide

It takes a village to raise a child. It’s a statement we’ve all heard plenty of times, sometimes talking about our mom tribes, or the many “aunts” and “uncles” in our children’s lives, or the teachers and coaches and babysitters and friends who help us turn out little bundles of potential into active, contributing members […]

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Pack Your Bags, Mom!

We all know that traveling with our children can be difficult. I consider myself a somewhat seasoned traveler with children, and the idea still can make me quake. There are many stages of travel, and they all have their own levels of hell. But my advice? Do it anyway!  The newborn stage requires you to pack […]

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What’s wrong with being “that Pinterest mom”?

We’ve all heard of the Pinterest mom: The one who gets weirdly territorial about the cupcakes for the first-grade class party, who throws out words like “tablescape” and “dragée” while the rest of us just smile and nod and avoid eye contact. When I hear someone say “Pinterest mom” aloud there’s always that slightly dismissive […]

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