Category Archives: Parenthood

You’re Doing Date Night All Wrong

Parents of small children are advised to make time for date nights—their best hope for keeping the romantic connection alive. But in practice, what usually happens? You stay out past your bedtime, yawn through dinner and a movie, pay a babysitter a small fortune to watch TV while your kids sleep and the whole thing […]

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How Do You Come Back From A Bake Sale #BakeFail?

Do you remember last fall I was so excited to bake for our first preschool bakesale? Then came one of those freakish fall heat waves we have in southern California, and by 5 minutes into the bake sale my chocolate-dipped pretzel rods had melted into a sticky mess.  Didn’t sell a single one.  I should […]

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Brushing Toddler Teeth: Easier With Aquafresh Training Toothpaste

Even on my laziest parenting days, when I microwave leftovers and skip the bath, I never skimp on teeth brushing.  I feel so responsible for cleaning my daughter’s mini pearly whites, especially given her love of sugary treats.  Of course, my kid doesn’t always appreciate my good intentions, clamping her mouth shut when it’s time […]

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Should You Hide Veggies in Your Kids’ Food?

It’s my fault. If I’d just eaten more zucchini during my pregnancy, my daughter might have been a vegetable lover.  Instead, I ate a cheese sandwich every day for nine months, which may or may not explain her passion for quesadillas.  These days, if I want my kid to eat something green, my best bet […]

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The Day I Became A Mother (A Bed Rest Story)

The lovely Anna at Misadventures in Motherhood asked me to write this guest post as part of series that raises awareness for women’s health org Every Mother Counts.  We thought we were out of the woods.  After several early miscarriages, I was finally pregnant with a healthy baby girl who had passed her amnio with […]

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