Archive | Parenting

28 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Zen of Waking Up With Children

The Zen of Waking Up With Children

Mornings. Mornings are always hard if you’re not a morning person. Mornings are always harder if you’re not a morning person and you have kids at home, especially when you and those kids need to get from home to elsewhere by a certain time. I am not naturally a morning person. In fact, I think […]

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25 October 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Breastfeeding: Good for my Baby, Bad for my Sex Life

Even with attention being turned toward breastfeeding and its benefits, there’s still a strange shroud of silence around it. Why? Because the loudest speakers are either staunch supporters, who believe that breastfeeding was the most amazing, magical time of their lives, or women who didn’t breastfeed who feel like they need to defend themselves against […]

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27 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Q&A a Day for Kids: Family Activity Deal!

This journal book looks adorable and like an easy, fun keepsake for your family. The description for Q & A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal by Betsy Franco says that it’s for children ages 4 through 10 (which is too bad, because my older daughter has aged out!) and offers a daily question prompt […]

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03 May 2013 ~ 4 Comments

Mastering the Art of Falling

My son fell off the monkey bars. And I let him. The playground closest to our house combines two playgrounds; one for the “little” set, ages 1-5, and one for kids 6-12. Right around his fourth birthday, my son decided that the “little” playground was for “little” kids, and since he’s a big boy, the […]

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07 December 2012 ~ 6 Comments

Should We Get a Dog?

For months now I’ve had that itch. I really, really want a dog. Kind of. I’m torn. So torn! I’ve spent 100 percent more time planning and thinking about getting a dog than I spent planning either one of my kids, (who weren’t planned at all) and I’m still not sure. So I’ve developed a […]

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28 November 2012 ~ 2 Comments

The Kid-Free, Guilt-Free Day

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On Monday, I took the day off while my kids were in school. Mind you, I work at a school, so typically if I’m off, they’re off. I don’t think I’ve had a day off by myself, outside of being violently ill, since…um…ever. So Monday, when I found myself in the position to enjoy a […]

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13 September 2012 ~ 1 Comment

I Wish I Knew….Marriage Isn’t Necessarily Hard. Life is hard

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This month, we’re asking bloggers what they wish they knew back when they walked down the aisle. Today, we’re hearing from Running A Momathon’s Christina Garrett. Enjoy! Most of us are blessed enough to be married to people that we not only love, but also like and enjoy being with. In the beginnings of relationships […]

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17 August 2012 ~ 4 Comments

5 New Rules for Moms When Posting Online

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When I was pregnant with my youngest, I joined an online forum for moms with babies due in the same month. Having not had a child in nine years, I thought that being a part of the mommies group would provide information and occasional support.  What I instead learned was how judgmental and downright mean […]

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08 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Finding My No

Sunday night around 9 p.m. I went to put my son to be (late) and my 12-year-old daughter said, “by the way, I have some clothes that need to be washed. I’m going to put them downstairs in the laundry room.” Let’s step back a little bit. I work in PR for a school that […]

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21 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Happiness is the Color Blue

Yesterday my three-year-old son and I visited a possible school for him to attend next year. His birthday is in October, and because the school generally prefers the child be four entering Pre-K, they require an all-day shadow day where he spends the day in class to determine his readiness for the upcoming school year. […]

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