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How to Really Tick off a Toddler

On Saturday morning the toddler was dying to go to Home Depot with his dad. He was so excited. Being new potty-trained, I overheard my husband tell him,“you can’t go with me unless you go potty first”. This made him melt. He ran around in circles screaming toddler-appropriate obscenities about how he was not going […]

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Why my Kid Doesn’t Listen to Me

Last week the toddler dumped his glass of water on the table. As I reached for a cloth to clean it up, he screamed–“look Mama, a lemon!” To which I responded, “Um no, that’s just spilled water”. But he still demanded, “no, it’s a lemon”. I looked again. The puddle of water had formed into […]

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The Ridiculous Worries I Have

Anxiety of Motherhood

Several nights a week my husband gets home later than he promises. He tells me that he will be home at 6:30pm. But at 6:45pm he’s still not here. I call his cell phone and it goes to voicemail. Which in my head means I am pretty sure he was in a car accident. He’s […]

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I am out of my comfort zone

Why I need to get out of my comfort zone as a mother

We run a tight ship at our house. That makes us creatures of habit: predictable meal schedules, nap routines, bedtime protocols—overall consistent rules and structure for the kids and adults alike. Kids thrive on structure and predictability. I get that. Actually, I couldn’t agree more. But structure and predictability frequently gives me the itch for […]

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The Bad Behavior I am Ignoring

The babysitter was giving the baby a bottle this week. She set it down on the table. The toddler picked it up and chucked it across the room. Sound familiar? Afterwards, she asked me for advice on how to handle it–she wanted to know what I would have done. My advice? I would have ignored […]

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A Case Against Childproofing

American mother Debra Ollivier gave birth to her first child in Paris. When her baby reached the age of mobility, she shares, “I baby-proofed our apartment with rubber edge liners, covers on electrical sockets, latches on windows, locks on drawers and toilet seat guards… my French neighbor Genevieve took one look at our place and […]

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A System to Limit Screen Time

It had been a very long day. I was potty training a toddler and surviving with an infant taking 45-minute naps. As bedtime grew near, the toddler told me, “Mama, I give you hug.” I welcomed his sweet embrace. He pulled my ear close to his mouth and whispered in his softest 2-year-old voice, “I […]

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My Not-So-Simple Birth Story + How Breastmilk Saved my Baby

Birth Story + How Breastmilk Saved My Baby

When you are pushing out a baby, breathing is important. When I woke up on the morning of my due date with the worst cold I have ever had, I was scared. I couldn’t breathe.  The thought of making it through another unmedicated labor and delivery in this condition was terrifying. It was the early Spring […]

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What to pack in your hospital bag

What to pack in your hospital bag

As an aspiring minimalist, I like to pack light. But I also make sure that I am well prepared. When I decided what to pack in my hospital bag for labor and delivery, I was equipped with some excellent advice from fellow moms. I found this advice to be invaluable. Today, as I finish packing for baby […]

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