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An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don't Have Kids

An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don't Have Kids

09.19.2014
Here's the ugly truth: We suck at doing it all. The moment the doctor handed me my crying newborn, it all stopped. I was not just Janie....
7 Tips For Surviving a Sleepover Party

7 Tips For Surviving a Sleepover Party

09.19.2014
You may think, "How hard can it be to have a sleepover birthday party for a bunch of 8-year-olds?" Please allow me to be the one to throw...
6 Ways Infertility Prepared Me For Parenthood

6 Ways Infertility Prepared Me For Parenthood

09.19.2014
In the end, I can't really tell you the exact combination of diet changes and baby magic that caused us to conceive a child. What I can...
Divided Mom Stands. United she Falls.

Divided Mom Stands. United she Falls.

09.19.2014
At times, I had relied on their division somewhat to keep from doing things I didn't want to do. Alone they were a single, sometimes whiny...
Car Seat, Booster Seat or Seat Belt: Where Does Your Kid Fit

Car Seat, Booster Seat or Seat Belt: Where Does Your Kid Fit

09.19.2014
Children need to be at least 4'9" and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds to make the move from a booster seat to riding with just a seat belt....
How to Teach Our Children to Celebrate the Extraordinary Ordinary

How to Teach Our Children to Celebrate the Extraordinary Ordinary

09.18.2014
We tell our kids that they can be whatever they want. We tell them to shoot for the stars. But in our quest to teach them to be strong...
Top 15 Things Your Middle School Kid Wishes You Knew

Top 15 Things Your Middle School Kid Wishes You Knew

09.18.2014
I like it when you think I'm funny. Or interesting. Or awesome. I actually do care what you think about me. Please find something specific...
How I Met My 'Mother'

How I Met My 'Mother'

09.18.2014
As the visit was winding down and we got up to leave, Bio Mom was crying. I felt terrible that I felt nothing for her.
I Wanted To Run Away Today

I Wanted To Run Away Today

09.18.2014
Today was one of those days where I questioned every choice I ever made in my 48 years on this planet. I thought back to a time in my life...
13 Things Parents of School-Age Kids Should Know

13 Things Parents of School-Age Kids Should Know

09.18.2014
5. If you are a stay-at-home parent, avoid saying out loud that you are a stay-at-home parent. These words morph mid-air, entering administrative...
10 Signs You've Had Kids and Moved Out of the City

10 Signs You've Had Kids and Moved Out of the City

09.18.2014
You put on a pair of sensible flats because the idea of trekking around the city in heels makes you want to curl up in bed and watch Orange...
Dumpster on Wheels: My Car After Kids

Dumpster on Wheels: My Car After Kids

09.18.2014
The metamorphosis is insidious. One day you're behind the wheel of a cute little wagon, and the next you're driving a mobile garbage dump...
Let Your Kids Tie Their Own Shoelaces

Let Your Kids Tie Their Own Shoelaces

09.18.2014
If we continue to insert ourselves into their lives whenever things don't go their way, we do not give them room to develop the skills...
How To Gain 70 Pounds for a Twin Pregnancy

How To Gain 70 Pounds for a Twin Pregnancy

09.18.2014
On the brink of turning 40, I fell suddenly pregnant with twins -- where "suddenly" is redefined as three years of infertility and one...