Category Archives: Parenthood

Why You Should Never Play Beauty Salon With A 2-Week-Old Baby

I’ve been a mother of two for 17 days now and I don’t know what I was so worried about.  It’s easy! The baby mostly eats and sleeps, which leaves me tons of time for imaginitive play with my 4-year-old, Viv.  Why just last night, as the newborn settled in for a marathon nursing session, […]

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How Motherhood Ruined Fifty Shades Of Grey For Me

On a recent girls’ night out, I caught a showing of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” I wanted to see for myself what all the R-rated fuss was about. But instead of getting hot and bothered like I was supposed to, I just got, well, bothered. To me, billionaire playboy Christian Grey wasn’t so much a […]

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10 Reasons I’m Afraid To Bring Home Baby #2

You’d think I’d be less scared to have a baby the second time around. I already know what labor and delivery feel like, how to care for a newborn, and that my life will never be the same. I’m not a true veteran like Michelle Duggar, but at least I’ve done this before. Unfortunately, when […]

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7 Reasons I Can’t Take My Daughter to See Cinderella

In case you missed the gorgeous billboards or swoony trailer, there’s a new live-action Cinderella movie coming out March 13. What’s more, an exclusive “Frozen Fever” short will run before the film. You’d think I’d be first in line for tickets with my princess-obsessed, tiara-wearing 4-year-old daughter, but no can do. Here’s why: 1. Dead […]

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You’ll Always Be My First

Dear Daughter, “You’re my favorite person in the whole world” is not something you’re going to hear me say anymore. Not only is it unfair to Daddy, but it really won’t go over well with your baby sister, once she’s born and learns to talk. For now, though, it’s hard not to keep thinking it. […]

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