Category Archives: Parenthood

All The Times I Said “No” to My 4-Year-Old Today

I used to be a “Yes” mom. Yes, you can jump off the swing.  Yes, you can squirt shaving cream in the bath and pretend it’s snow.  Yes, you may peform opera in the supermarket. But now I have two kids.  A little one who’s up all night and a bigger one who is a […]

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9 Reasons I’m Glad My Kids Are 4 Years Apart

The moment my first child was born, and I felt that crazy love, I wanted another baby right away. I wanted 100 babies. We started trying in earnest when our daughter was barely a year old. Which was crazy. Had I gotten pregnant right away, I could have had two kids under two. And I […]

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10 Things Breastfeeding Can Get You Out Of Doing

Happy National Breastfeeding Awareness Month! Surely, you’re already aware of the health benefits, so I’m here to share one of the lesser known perks of breastfeeding: it can totally get out of stuff. Things you really don’t feel like doing. It’s the adult version of telling your gym teacher that you can’t participate today because […]

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14 Things My Kid Does When I Ask Her To Clean Up

Now that my older daughter’s four, she’s big enough to do chores and take responsibility for her own messes—or so I thought. Let’s just say my attempts to get her to clean up after herself have not been so successful. Even when I sing that catchy little song, “Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere/Clean up, […]

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6 Embarrassing Questions Your Preschooler Will Absolutely Ask You

You gotta love preschoolers. They’re curious, chatty and totally unfiltered, especially when it comes to asking probing questions about you and your body. Sometimes their queries are so embarrassing you’ll wish you could return to the infant days when you did all the talking. But instead of turning red and clamming up, aim to turn […]

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