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Love Means Never Having To Say Your Teeth Look Yellow

With two weeks left until our wedding, I’ve been trimming, tinting, plucking, waxing, shaping, toning and otherwise altering every cell of my body.  Meanwhile, Dave’s to-do list had one item: “Get haircut.”  I decided the only way to level the playing field would be for us to do some kind of beauty treatment TOGETHER. Lucikly, […]

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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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How To Survive A Children’s Birthday Party (With A Little Baby Magic)

Ever since my daughter started preschool, my social life revolves, thrillingly, around kids’ birthday parties.  These parties are as formulaic as Groundhog Day–if the groundhog was turning three and had the Ebola virus.  The kids play, cough on each other, get dirty, eat pizza, drink from each others’ juice boxes, wipe their noses on their […]

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10 Books My 3-Year-Old Daughter Is Loving Right Now

I started taking a children’s book writing class because, you know, fantasy work-from-home job.  The class has made me appreciate how hard it is to craft a kick-ass kids’ book–one that grabs my daughter’s imagination AND doesn’t make me want to shoot myself when I have to read it 100 times on demand. I thought […]

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Will I Ever Be Able to Button This Jacket?

You’d think my wedding day would be motivation enough to finish losing the baby weight. After all, my first dress fitting is just three months away (!!!) and the designer made me promise I’d be at my goal size by then. But lately, I’d been trying to reach that goal by “thinking thin,” which I […]

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