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Kerry Lyons is a marketing maven by day, freelance writer by night and Mama Lyons 24/7 to five little "cubs" under seven, including identical three-year old triplets. Kerry is funny, honest, well-caffeinated and never bored. For her musings on motherhood, visit LyonsDenMom.com.

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Why (Soccer/Baseball/Lacrosse) Moms Wish for Rain

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 4:34 PM

I gaze out the open window, grateful for the view. The early morning light peeks through the blooming dogwood tree swaying slightly in the breeze. Birds chirp merrily while squirrels play tag in our old sycamore tree. Spring is here. At last. We earned this spring. We suffered through the...

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No Snow Days for Working Moms

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Sometimes the phone rings at 5 a.m.. On occasion, it ring at 9 p.m.. Last week, it was both. Snow days. Monday and Wednesday. Like a kid, my heart leaps. "It's a snow day! Yay!" Like our children, we hit the snooze button and snuggle in as the white stuff...

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A Letter to Hannah and Tom Hepner: New Parents to Newborn Identical Triplets

(6) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 3:34 PM

Dear Hannah and Tom,

Congratulations on the birth of your three beautiful bundles of joy. You don't know me, but I know a bit about what you're going through. We have identical triplet boys who were also naturally conceived. We know the shock of the discovery when you heard there...

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A Look Back (and Ahead) As Identical Triplets Turn 5

(2) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 5:29 PM

Five years have passed in the blink of an eye but I remember October 10, 2008, as if it were yesterday. I remember waking up to go to the hospital -- late, because I was up all night and dozed off just as the sun broke through the clouds. I...

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A Working Mom's Twist on Chicken Soup for the Soul

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 4:41 PM

There's a whole series of books devoted to Chicken Soup for the Soul. I've never read them but I buy wholeheartedly into the hearty goodness of chicken soup. My grandfather delivered a vat of it when our triplets were born, assuring me that it would not only "wet my...

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The Airport Realization That Changed This Jet-Setting Mom's Ways

(1) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 4:11 PM

This summer didn't seem easy, what with moving for the second time in nine months with five kids and moving into a house where the kitchen ceiling collapsed, a toilet exploded and there was no air conditioning for us to cool our jets when things got too hot to handle....

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Hope for Boston, Hope for All of Us

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 12:52 PM

I'm a happy person by nature, but as this week comes to a close, I feel a sadness that even catching an alleged terrorist can't erase. The news of the week has been overwhelming. Devastating. And it's been tough for me personally not because I know anyone who was impacted...

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Where Did All the Downtime Go?

(11) Comments | Posted February 17, 2013 | 1:11 PM

Remember what it was like to sleep in? Lounge in your pajamas and read the paper? Come home from work and crash in front of the TV? Spend weekends exploring the mall or the great outdoors? Remember when you had empty days just waiting to be filled? Hours of free...

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The Marriage Jar

(15) Comments | Posted December 15, 2012 | 12:53 PM

"You need to come home. My Dad died."

"There are three heartbeats."

"You're overreacting, I'm sure Conor just has a bronchitis."

These are a few of the pivotal moments in our 10-year marriage. The first was the call I received from my husband while I was in...

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Bunk Bed Blues

(5) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 2:30 PM

Dear Ikea,

I just wanted to thank you for hijacking our weekend and providing my husband and I with a few hundred more grey hairs. As working parents of five children, we were truly delighted to dedicate our weekend to bunk bed assembly, rather than enjoying quality time together as...

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Moving Day: Saying Goodbye to My First House

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 5:33 PM

You might say it started in March of 2008 when we discovered I was pregnant with triplets. Upon returning home from the doctor's office, I was greeted by our two toddlers (then 1 and 3) and two of the sweet, snotty, slobbery kisses I'd come to expect -- and adore....

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Mom Has Growing Pains as Triplets Turn 4

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 2:42 PM

This week our dog turned 9, our only daughter turned 6 and our triplet boys turned 4. Yes, even with five kids (our oldest will be 8 in November), I can remember the dog's birthday -- after all, he was our first child! As for my daughter, she had "the...

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Identical Triplets Start Preschool Amid Wonder and Whispers

(17) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 3:42 PM

I am sitting in a pint-sized chair with my super-sized belly. People I don't know are whispering about me. They can't help but point and stare. It is September 2008 and I am 34 weeks pregnant with triplets. I refuse to stay home; I will not miss Parents Night at...

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Our Summer of Self-Sufficiency

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 12:23 PM

It seems like the last day of school was just yesterday, with summer stretching out before us, promising sunny days and starry nights. And, much to our children's dismay, my personal promise that this was to be the "DIY Summer" -- the summer they learned to be more...

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The Summer of Independence: Teaching our Tots to 'Do It Self!'

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 11:24 AM

Our children are now 3 (times three!), 5 and 7 years old. Much to my surprise, the toddler years are technically behind us. Much to my surprise, all of the clichés are true; the time passes far too quickly and before you know it, the days of breast and bottle...

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The Mother-Daughter Relationship: Complex at Age 5?

(57) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 4:10 PM

Our firstborn was a boy. Our second was a girl. We were thrilled. And then we went for no. 3 and got three more -- I naturally conceived identical triplet boys. Making that sweet baby girl (for she was still a baby, she turned 2 just four days before our...

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Keeping My American Children In Touch With Their Irish Roots

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 3:04 PM

Kiss me, I'm Irish.

'Tis the season for the wearin' o' the green. St. Patrick's Day is upon us and whatever your roots, March 17th provides permission to wear Kelly green and believe in the magic of shamrocks and leprechauns.

But when those really ARE your roots, the day...

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Holiday Travel With (Lots Of) Kids

(4) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 12:17 AM

Kerry Lyons has five very young children (the youngest are triplets) and a full-time out-of-the-house job, and a remarkably calm view of life given the circumstances. Earlier this year she took the whole brood to Ireland, and promised to write about how it went when she got back....

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