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Health & Fitness

Week 8: And the reason is you

I’m changing things up this week. Instead of writing about the specific successes and setbacks of the week, I wanted to write a little bit about my reason for doing this. The fitness plan, the nutrition plan, the writing… there’s a reason for it. Despite the technical goal of this program, I’m not doing this […]

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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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Random

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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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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Random

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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Babies Random

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 […]

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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 […]

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Babies

What’s happening with your child’s teeth?

They each have eight teeth — four upper and four lower. Their pediatrician said at their last appointment that it looked like they should be starting to get molars soon. Considering the amount of drool they’ve been generating, I believe her. They don’t love getting their teeth brushed, but they do like to chew and […]

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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

How did you show your child love today?

Well, we’re not quite done with the day yet, so I’m sure there will be more acts of love yet to come. So far today, though, it has been a day of comforting my Henry bear and cheering on Lucas as he finally starts to work on this walking business.