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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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Philosophical

If you could do anything tomorrow, what would it be?

I don’t know … Live a completely stress-free life where we have nothing to worry about and life is just rosy? No? Too broad? Maybe then just be able to relax, go to the aquarium or the park or wherever and just have a fun day with Dan, Lucas and Henry. Alas, I am headed […]

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Babies Random

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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Personal

I wish my family was…

Closer. Both physically and in our relationships. It’s been hard, harder than I expected, not to have my mom around. And now with my dad not doing very well, I’m facing the reality that I will be without both of my parents much earlier in life than I ever expected. My boys won’t know their […]

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Babies

As a parent, what makes you proud?

There are many things about my kids that I have to be proud about. I think the thing that springs to mind first is how well-behaved the boys are when we go out in public. Last night, for example, Dan’s dad took us all out to dinner at O’Charley’s. The boys didn’t have any meltdowns. […]

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Babies

What does your child enjoy doing quietly?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Seriously. They don’t even sleep quietly. At least not all the way through the night. Most nights. But they aren’t generally fussy loud. It’s happy noise. Laughter. They talk to each other in their weird twin language. Toys banging around. It’s why I enjoy the rare moments when I can get some […]

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Babies Philosophical

What’s something you recently bought for your child?

Aside from food? A stack of pajamas to give us an eight-day supply of jammies (in theory). That way I (hopefully) don’t have to do laundry every three or four days just because we’ve run out of clean pajamas. But really, food is the most frequent purchase. Yes, it’s for all of us. Honestly, though, […]

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Personal

Today, I am grateful for …

So many things. I am grateful that after an extremely fussy day yesterday, the boys slept soundly and through the whole night. It was a rare day for them, but I think it’s because they got so little nap time the day before. We should be able to get back to our normal routine today. […]

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Personal

Is that a train?

I was all ready to start this post with “You guys, the questions just haven’t been good!” or “They all needed me to wait until the end of the day!” But that’s just not true. Yes, some of them were a little lame. But I always try to answer them anyway. And, yes, a couple […]

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Personal

How are your relationships with girlfriends that aren’t moms?

Well, I don’t have that many girlfriends to begin with. And when you whittle it down to non-mom friends, we are talking a select few. But they are amazing friends. Here’s one story to prove just how awesome a couple of them are: A couple of weeks ago, I became very suddenly and very spectacularly […]