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Week 1: Ouch.

This week was the first week of pre-training. I opted not to get started on the nutrition program until the first week of the regular fitness program so that it would all line up. The result? I gained 1.8 pounds. But that’s ok. Not an excuse, but a dose of reality: My starting weight was […]

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Health & Fitness Personal

Time to be the boss of my body again

OK, so I wrote before that I was going to start Weight Watchers again and everything was going to get back to working for my body! The weight loss would magically start to happen and I’d be in pre-babies shape again in no time! Guess what. That was bullshit. It didn’t work because I just […]

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Babies Random

Have there been any memorable puking incidents this year?

We, thankfully, haven’t had too many puking incidents. So this is an easy one to answer. Yes, the day Henry vomited at school and then came home and puked in my lap on the couch.  It was … warm.

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Parenting is hard.

Terrible Twos. Three-nager. Everyone says those words. Everyone gives a little giggle, or a nod of understanding. But do they really understand? I mean, really?

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What’s the last thing you read about motherhood that spoke to you?

It was something to the effect of your children losing it, throwing tantrums, as soon as they get home or back with you is a sign that you’ve created a safe where they feel safe to be themselves. To feel all their feelings. To let go. I try to hold onto that as much as […]

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What tires your child out more than anything else?

Throwing endless tantrums about nothing in particular. Nothing wears out a kid more than laying flat out on the ground, screaming, kicking and wailing. For. No. Reason. Oh, wait. I think this wears me out more than them.

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Babies

My parenting Kryptonite

When the boys were babies, I’m talking bottle-phase, they had reflux. All. The. Time. But it was never really “vomit” in the traditional sense. That was the aspect of parenting young children that I knew would be one of my biggest challenges. You see, I’ve always been a person that has an easy gag reflex. […]

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So here’s the thing

Life has changed so drastically since the boys were born. Duh, right? Well, there’s a certain amount of change you expect. You can never really prepare for it if you’ve never had children. But you know your world is going to be turned upside down. And maybe spun all the way around a few times. […]

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Babies Entertainment

What kind of family vacation do you fantasize about?

I honestly really can’t wait to take the boys to Walt Disney World. It’s not in the foreseeable future, but it’s definitely on my mind. Daniel and I love going so much. It will be wonderful to see it all again through the eyes of Lucas and Henry. We haven’t done really any character visits […]

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Babies

What’s the secret to travelling with an 18-month-old?

Well, we don’t exactly “travel” in the long-distance sense, so I can’t really help you there. But to get from point A to point B around town, I have to say I’m probably really lucky to just have some seriously easy-going kids. It doesn’t really matter what time of day it is, I have getting […]