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Give Breast A Rest

You may be noticing a plethora of Breastfeeding related stories drowning out the usual engagement shoots and spaghetti covered babies on your social media feeds. August is National Breastfeeding Month, the first week of which is also recognized as World...
June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month- as are most months, in our house. I've been a Vegetarian for the majority of my life; beginning Thanksgiving Day the year I turned 13. The last meat I ate was chicken in the...
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...
Now that I have finally (!) emerged from the fog of twin newborns, we're into the next stage of babyhood — toddlers! I'd be lying if I said this was any easier than newborn twins, but it's hard in a different...
I'm the pick-up parent, the one who does the afternoon shift. I get to work early, when it's still dark some mornings, so that I can leave in time to get them before extended daycare ends or preschool closes...
Last night, our 4-year-old son woke up and came into our room before 5 a.m. For the third night in a row. He asked if it was Wednesday. He asked if it was Christmas. He asked if he had...
I wrote a piece on my blog a couple of months ago that, by my standards, went viral. In my opinion, it was pretty simple. It literally broke down, in a list of 13 items, what it really means when...
The big news is officially out: My husband and I are expecting our fifth baby. Yep, you read that right — we're having baby number five. In today's world, that makes us a bit of an anomaly. Most people...
The school car line is cut-throat, and nothing reminds me more of this fact than the first week of school. From the seemingly endless line of cars taking over the streets to the equally long threads in Facebook groups,...
Being nice does not come naturally to me. I'm not saying I'm not friendly, polite or even empathetic — I am all of those things. I love a shelter dog, I hold the door for the stranger behind me,...
Recently I saw through different professional networking and social media accounts some of my old friends, who are also mothers and amazing at their jobs, had received a promotion or exciting job change. As I typed "Congratulations!" on their...
I found myself nodding along with the post, "Dear Husbands: Mother’s Day Is Not About Your Mom," feeling all too much the recent stress of trying to plan a Mother’s Day gift for my mom, a craft from my...

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