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I’m a better mom as a working mom

I’m a better mom as a working mom

There was some hubbub in the news last week about the quantity of hours that moms spend with their kids (ages 3-11) having very little impact on their social/emotional well being or academic achievement. Music to my ears. I love working. I love being a working…

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I Like Your Real House

I Like Your Real House

I like clean houses, organized and beautiful. Like a library, or a museum, I appreciate the order, the quiet, the beauty. I appreciate the strategically placed candle on the coffee table. I like cool houses. I like the funky pattern combos and the flea market…

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Only 1% Of Kids Eat A Healthy Diet

Only 1% Of Kids Eat A Healthy Diet

So What Does A “Healthy Diet” For Kids Look Like? A recent study out of Northwestern University found that only 1% of kids over the age of 5 consumed a healthy diet regularly. Yikes. Looking around at my fellow parents, I am pretty sure that…

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Time…or lack thereof

Time…or lack thereof

The Earth circles around the sun 365 and ¼ times per year creating 365 days in a calendar year.  Of those 365 days I see my kids pretty close to half of them which amounts to about 182 days. Not too bad…I, as a divorced…

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I Am Dad

I Am Dad

I am…Dad, Dad?, DAD! dad noun Informal. A male parent: SO, that is who I am? OK, I am a male parent. I accept that. Now that I know, it is much easier to navigate my life. I used to think “dad” was a guy…

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Love Mexican? Love Your Slow Cooker!

Love Mexican? Love Your Slow Cooker!

When you have five kids, fast food isn’t really fast and it can be a prohibitively expensive excursion. So how to avoid the false allure of fast food on the nights when standing in the kitchen and cooking isn’t an option? Enter the slow cooker….

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Kid Karma

Kid Karma

I made a giant mistake with my first child.  I bragged.  He was such a good baby and toddler, that it made me proud.  I could leave scissors on the table and he wouldn’t touch them.  He didn’t hit , scream or throw fits.  He…

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How I Earned My Tooth Fairy Wings

How I Earned My Tooth Fairy Wings

I didn’t lose my first tooth until I was almost nine. I was eating an orange salt water taffy and it fell out on the stairs. I handed the tooth to my aunt and she gave me two dollars. I was way too old to…

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A tribute to the moms who pump

A tribute to the moms who pump

To the mom using a breast pump in the bathroom stall at work, I’ll just wait out here until you are finished. Don’t want to disrupt. All done? Look, I don’t want to bother you, I just need to tell you that you are amazing….

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I want you to know that I’m cracked too

I want you to know that I’m cracked too

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen  “Anthem” How did you come to parenthood? Were you shiny and new? Were you full of hope…

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