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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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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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What’s your grossest mom experience to date?

Probably when everyone in my house had viral gastroenteritis and there was vomit. Everywhere. One Sunday, I felt a bit nauseated. And then … I prayed to porcelain goddess like I hadn’t in quite some time. I was so sick I actually went to urgent care. That takes a lot for me to do these […]

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What’s an adventure you’d like to try with your family?

Honestly? Right now I’d like to move. Far away from the Lowcountry. I’d like us to start fresh somewhere. Since that’s highly unlikely to happen, I will fantasize about other things that are unlikely to happen, but are more fun to think about. Like traveling abroad or roadtripping across the country. I am not very […]

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Have you nagged recently?

Seriously? Come on. A) This comes from a journal geared specifically toward moms. Isn’t this question just a little sexist? Would you ask a man, “Hey dude, when’s the last time you nagged your wife and kids about something?” No. B) I have twins. Yes, of course, I have nagged someone about something recently. Now, […]

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What’s your best time-saving shortcut?

I don’t know that I have one these days. Last year, it was all about making large batches of formula. Well, the boys are off formula (yay!), soooo…. I guess maybe using fruit cups when I don’t have time to deal with peeling/dicing/whatevering fresh fruit? I get the no sugar added kind and just drain […]

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Are there other kids you adore in addition to your own?

No other child will have the same amount of love and adoration from me as I have for my own children. Duh. Before I had my own kids, I wasn’t that terribly child-friendly. It’s not that I disliked kids. They just made me nervous. Especially the smaller ones. I was the youngest in my family […]