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Lisa Sadikman
Lisa Sadikman is a writer living in Northern California with her husband, Labradoodle and three daughters, the third one arriving somewhat late in the game, just as she began dreaming of a life beyond motherhood. Instead, it’s déjà vu all over again except this time she’s wearing heels. You can read about her adventures parenting tweens and a toddler, managing marriage and living a grown up life on her blog, Flingo, and by following her on Twitter @LisaSadikman.

Entries by Lisa Sadikman

5 Lessons I Learned Staying Home With My Sick 3-Year-Old

(2) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 5:51 PM

Winter in northern California is hardly challenging. Even during the years we get lots of rain (not this year or last), it's rarely freezing cold and it certainly doesn't snow where I am in the Bay Area. Despite the mild weather, we do still get hit with colds and the...

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When Moms Bond

(2) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 4:35 PM

The other day, after dragging my daughter around on errands all morning, I decide to take her to lunch. Technically, she's on a toddler moratorium from eating out at restaurants because it's too stressful for me. It's such a nightmare convincing her to stay in her chair and not throw...

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Mothering in the Blind Spot

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 12:51 PM

When my oldest daughter was around 14 months old, she could "read" picture books. She'd hold the book out in front of her, turn the pages and recite the story, word for word. So bright, we thought. By 2 1/2, she was extremely verbal and very smiley, but didn't seem...

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The Holiday Card You Won't See

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 11:40 AM

I remember our very first family holiday card: my sister snapped a photo of me, my husband and our six-month-old baby girl in my parents' St. Louis backyard over Thanksgiving. We posed and rearranged ourselves around our precious babe. We wore subtly matching hats and scarves. We smiled and smiled...

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6 Things I Let My Third Child Do

(13) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 12:48 PM

It's no secret that we parent each kid differently. With my first one, I was on the floor during tummy time, running around to multiple Mommy & Me classes and diligently teaching her the Rules of Life: say please and thank you, share, don't play ball in the house, don't...

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A Dress Code of Her Own: Teaching Our Girls Body Confidence

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 5:09 PM

The final week of school is about to begin. Which also means the end of the school dress code for the next two-and-a-half months. At least that's what my 12-year-old daughter is counting on.

When the weather is warm, not a day goes by that she doesn't bring up the...

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4 Truths About Our Post-Baby Bodies

(20) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 4:51 PM

It's 7:47 a.m. on a Saturday morning and I'm hustling to get a spot in my very popular 8 a.m. step class. The usual crowd is made up of mostly women in their mid- to late-30s through their early 50s. However, this morning I find myself striding through the doors...

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I'm Addicted to My Daughter's Lovey

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 5:45 PM

"Where is Elephant Lovey?" I call desperately from the top of the stairs. I'm hoping my big girls will do a sweep of the family room, checking under the couch and behind cushions. If he's not there, they'll move on to the dining room where Lilah's play kitchen commands its...

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Accepting the Mom I Am

(5) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 12:03 PM

It's a calculated risk, leaving her there at the table to "finish" her breakfast on her own. She's good at staying in her seat and it's not that far a tumble if it comes to that, so I figure she's relatively safe. I leave her with the remnants of her...

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Gratitude and the Motherhood Experience

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 1:13 PM

A few weeks ago, my good friend lost her mother after a long and brave struggle with Alzheimer's. When she told me the news, it cratered my heart. In those minutes of choked words and hot tears, everything I thought I knew about gratitude quietly dissolved like snow melting under...

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How to Be Present? Start Here

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 2:16 PM


My 2-year-old's been walking around with her hand down the back of her pants for three days, moaning.

"I no wanna poop!"

The kid is the definition of anal-retentive. She's been holding it in on and off for the past six weeks. This...

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Why Miley Cyrus Scares the Crap Out of Me

(5) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 11:55 AM

It's been weeks since the VMAs and the tsunami of responses, armchair diagnoses and moral commentary around Miley Cyrus's infamous twerking, jerking, foam finger-wagging performance. Everything that can possibly be said about it has been said. Like everyone else, I'm sick of hearing about it. Yet, I can't stop thinking...

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My 2-Year-Old Has No Friends

(14) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 3:13 PM

When Lilah turned 1, I realized that she had no friends of her own. Not that a 1-year-old really has friends, but moms of 1-year-olds are usually friends with moms of other 1-year-olds. Not me. I really did want to have new "mommy friends," but I just didn't connect with...

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