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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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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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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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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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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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Babies Personal Philosophical

What’s a parenting “fact” no one seems to acknowledge?

It’s not that no one acknowledges this, but I don’t think it can ever be fully expressed and understood until you are a parent: it’s really, really hard. It changes your entire sense of self and what life is and can be like. If you’re like me and never pictured yourself having children, it can […]

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Babies Personal Philosophical

Describe your parenting style

I think I fit best in the “free-range parenting” category. From Wikipedia: Free–range parenting is the concept of raising children in the spirit of encouraging them to function independently and with little parental supervision, in accordance of their age of development and with a reasonable acceptance of realistic personal risks. The early days in the […]

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Have you tried something new recently?

For me: I’ve started driving for Uber to help make some extra cash on the side. For the boys: We are in a phase of maybe whittling down to one nap a day. So some days we have the usual two, and others it’s one. Both have been interesting.

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Babies

I feel so relieved that …

The boys are still healthy and thriving. I was really worried when we made the switch to all table food. I have never had particularly good eating habits, and I was worried that I would mess things up for the boys.