Dear Grocery Store, As a Mom, your big box has become a place of contested territory for me. I have a son who is three. As a 'Threenager': he is unruly, fiercely independent, and ogles over every toy in sight. As...
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The 8pm Snack

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It is the magical time at night. The kids are in bed (awake, but in bed...for now). You are not quite ready to commit to bedtime for yourself, but you also have no remaining energy to do any work...
First pregnancy (twins!), first trimester. I want no food. Nothing. Absolutely no food. Wait, I want ice cream. Yes, ice cream sounds good. Nevermind. We don’t have any ice cream and it’s been five minutes so now it sounds...
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Our twins had just turned four when it began. I set their green and pink plastic plates in front of them and that was their cue: “I don’t like this.” “This looks yucky.” “I don’t want to eat any of this.” “I’m done.” And,...
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Our house is way too small for our family but the one thing that keeps us here is our amazing backyard.  From the front, our tiny rambler home doesn't look like anything spectacular, but once you head your way...

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