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"Wait. There are timers for your nipples?" I sat smugly in the corner at yet another baby shower, and this was the response I blurted out when the mom-to-be was overcome with jubilation opening the gift that was her breastfeeding timer....
When I was younger, and throughout most of my adult life, I could not miss a single thing. I loved having a full schedule that included work, fun, family, GNOs, workouts, date nights with the huz, brunch with friends......
Mom dating. It can be rough out there. Since becoming a mom and having my whole world, schedule, activities and mental health flipped upside down, I've been on a fierce hunt for mom friends. But it's a tricky endeavor....
Have you been unfriended on Facebook? Did you ask the person why they unfriended you, or did you just move on? I’ve been unfriended before. and I didn’t ask. It’s not that I didn’t want to know. It’s just...
Difference is what makes us unique and beautiful. Our differences can cross all sorts of social and cultural experiences, and that sometimes requires reaching out of our immediate circles to find ways to embrace and learn to support communities...
We've all heard the saying "honesty is the best policy," right? Well, how far do we really need to take this age-old adage? Should we constantly voice our honest opinions to whomever, wherever? Or do we only do this...
Just like Melanie Dale, the author of Women are Scary, I seemed to relate more to boys than girls growing up. Girls (like women) are scary- with their complicated emotions and snarky comments. When my husband and I first...
There are certain trends I can get behind. Accepting leggings as pants? Yes, please! Binge-watching TV shows? Um, is there a better way to watch television? The trend I'm noticing lately, however, is not one I can get behind....
Not too long ago, while I was volunteering at my son’s school, a fellow volunteer called me Dory. Dory, as in the little blue fish who originated in the animated classic, Finding Nemo. It was, in part, due to...
I cried almost every night when I found out. I didn’t want to go. I love to travel, but my feet were firmly planted in Texas soil. There is an unmatched pride that Texans have, and it felt like...
What could be better than your child finding a best friend? Here's a thought: Realizing you like the mom just as much as the kids like each other. Jackpot! It's not before long that playdates become standing appointments, text messages...
I was standing off to the side watching my 16-year-old daughter and her friends take selfies after a soccer banquet, and I saw it. She had found her tribe. The girls who would be there for the moments —...

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