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Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor
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Lisa is a stay-at-home mother and wife. In her previous life before carpool ruled her every waking moment, she was a practicing physician in Internal Medicine. These days the only doctoring she does is diagnosing her kids with "don't want to go to bed itis" and assuring her husband that man-colds are not fatal. Having realized decades ago that cool wasn't in her wheelhouse, she happily embraces her ancient minivan and wearing yoga pants as many waking hours as possible.
Ashley is a mostly-stay-at-home mom, wife, and an occasional nurse (turns out she would rather just play a nurse on TV). At this point, she stands a better chance of creating world peace than keeping her house clean and organized. She considers it a good day when she remembers to pick up both kids at school and also only raises her voice at bedtime. Her main goal in life is to surround herself with people who are real and tell it like it is.
Lisa and Ashley are better known as “The Dose Girls” and are the blogging duo behind The Dose of Reality.

Entries by Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

When Christmas Is Painful

(14) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 6:00 PM

Christmas cards are both the highlight of my year and the bane of my existence. I absolutely love receiving them and honestly look forward to the 11 months leading up to the arrival of certain cards, because I know that they will make me smile. I clear off doors' worth...

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Forget #30 Days of Gratitude, We're Doing #29 Days of Complaining

(14) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 10:12 AM

We honestly thought after two years of this going around that perhaps we would be off the hook this year, but nope. Here we go again. The #30DaysOfGratitude meme has begun in earnest on our Facebook feeds. Excuse us while we heave onto our keyboards with all of the platitudes...

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Yes, Your Kid Can Actually Live Without Peanut Butter

(17) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 7:15 PM

I have no dog in this fight, honestly. Emma and Abby could bathe themselves in peanut butter if they wanted to. They could it eat by the jarful and other than probably being really full, they would be 100% fine.

Not the case for children with peanut allergies, though. Not...

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Just One More Day

(3) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 2:59 PM

Even though this post is a few years old (the Royal Wedding news has been replaced with Royal Baby George news), the feelings are the same. Every year around Mother's Day, I find myself wishing for just one more day with my mom.

You know how when you have to...

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Six Little Words

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 4:32 PM

Turns out that once your child ventures down the path of self-doubt, there is no going back. Once they start to see themselves through the eyes of others, sometimes those who are also feeling insecure, their confidence begins to chip away. No longer do they see themselves as awesome, but...

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My Husband Got a Standing Ovation at Starbucks

(4) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 2:57 PM

My husband got a standing ovation at Starbucks... and it irks me.

Lucy goes to ballet twice a week. Because we have two kids and have to divide and conquer with the chauffeur duties, my husband Robert sometimes drives her to class. A mandatory part of taking her to ballet...

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What Will Be Left When You Are Older?

(15) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 4:53 PM

In reading this post by Kristen Howerton about how it is time to tone down all the "holidays" a notch, I couldn't help but think about the fact that it relates to something else that has really been bothering me.

It is this idea, this concept, this seeming...

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