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A blended family means blended parenting styles, rules, and expectations. It is a stop of the old family's way and a start to a new family way. Except - an on and off switch only works for...
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what little girls are made of. I think we all know this sweet little nursery rhyme. It was hanging in my room growing up. But what are moms made of? Those...
Nursing can be a beautiful bonding experience for moms. Some of the most beautiful newborn pictures I have ever seen have been of moms nursing their babies in a beautiful rocking chair in a nursery taken straight out of...
Being a parent during a pandemic is super hard. There are lessons to be learned and value to be found amid all of this, but it doesn’t erase the extreme pressure we’re all feeling. Once I allowed myself to...
Dear Weary Mom, As a mom, daughter, pediatric healthcare executive, and responsible citizen, I'm completely overwhelmed by COVID. So many roles. So many opinions. So many pressures to get it right and keep the family healthy. All of this stuff...
If you're reading this blog post, there's a good chance you're a parent. Since you're reading this in the year 2020, there's a very good chance that you're a very TIRED parent. Tired of wondering if you're making the right...
Today my patience was shorter than my toddler. My kindness paled in comparison with the tantrums. And there wasn’t quite enough Zoloft to give me peace. Today was another day in isolation. I always say that marriage is a mirror and parenthood makes...
If you know me well, you know how much I love Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wildly popular, original Broadway production that debuted in January 2015. I’ve attended two live performances of the musical. And now I can watch it literally...
“Which one of you is the best friend?” Neither. “Are you the aunt?” Nope. “Did you pick them out from the orphanage?” No. “Which one of you is the REAL mom?” Both of us. These are all actual questions...
When we got the phone call we had been matched for adoption for a little boy who would be born in about 3 weeks, of course, we were thrilled. We decided on an open adoption, meaning that we would...
Do you ever wish someone would plan a week's worth of meals for your family with a printable grocery list? You're. In. Luck. I just so happen to LOVE meal-planning. I've picked out two of my favorite breakfasts, two EASY...
"OMG, have you seen The Greatest Showman? It was so good!" "Did you know it's loosely based on P.T. Barnum's life and the creation of his circus?" "Some of those people were crazy! You should Google some of the real people...

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