My son recently had his tonsils and adenoids removed. While this a routine surgery, his young age -under three- made me anxious. You hear a lot more about preschool aged kids having this type of surgery so it was...
Here's a secret about me: I'm a terrible liar. I smile like the biggest creeper when I'm lying. I once lost all my Christmas candy to my sister in Poker because I was the Worst. Bluffer. Ever. I think...
Let me tell you the truth. The unromanticized, the good-the bad-and-the ugly truth about sending your child to an immersion school. We are eight months into our experience. Eight long, tiring, yet rewarding months into Chinese immersion. And let...
Here I am, waiting for labor. With my firstborn, I was in early labor for many days at home before active labor kicked in. Twenty-four strenuous back-laboring hours after arriving at the hospital my beautiful son was born right...
I'm willing to bet most of us have either thought it or heard it in some way, shape or form. "I choose to send my kids to daycare because they need to be socialized." This is a biggie for...
Never in my life I thought I'd ever live with my in-laws. Or even my own parents after I graduated from high school for that matter. I moved out of my own parents home when I was 18 years...
I wish when my husband and I got married 3 years ago, someone had told me that starting and growing a family can be an incredibly difficult and painful journey. Instead, I felt incredibly ill-prepared for the journey we...
As I sit in my seat on my 2.5 hour flight back home from a long week of work travel, I think of how happy I am to be going home and how I can’t wait to squeeze my...
Oh friend, you are in the midst of one of the most incredible years of your life. I know, because I’ve been there. The day I gave birth to my beautiful twins was a day that changed me forever. They...

I Married an Old Guy

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The American culture has a complicated relationship with age. We sexualize children. We disregard the elderly. We pretend to be older than we are. Then suddenly we age a little and start fighting tooth and nail to look as...
A wonderful gal from Twin Cities Moms Blog wrote a stellar piece called, I Married an Old Guy, and I loved the whole thing. My situation isn't exactly the same, but I got this beautiful glimpse into her life...
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During this holiday season, we are thankful for our friends at Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates! They’ve partnered with us to provide this holiday event guide, helping you find ways to celebrate this most wonderful time of the year. Whether...
The first trimester can be miserable – and not just because of the physical symptoms. It can feel scary and isolating. And, IMHO, like your brain is going gangbusters and you’re trapped in a bubble with your thoughts swirling...

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National Mother-In-Law Day- October 25th

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Who knew there was a day that celebrates Mothers-in-law? There truly is a day for everything, right? There may be mixed thoughts on this day...

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