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The Valentine’s Day Advice You Didn’t Ask For

Until five years ago, most of my Valentine’s Days were comically awful.  There was the time I carelessly ended a college relationship on February 14, thinking a nice dinner and chocolate would somehow soften the blow.  Or the night an overzealous Valentine nibbled my ear until he dislodged my diamond stud earring, which was lost […]

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To My Brother & Sister-In-Law At Their Baby Shower (Practical Advice For New Parents)

Jordan and Lana baby Viv funny

Dear Jordan and Lana, I wish that Dave and I could be at your baby shower to celebrate, but as you may know, parents of small children rarely go anywhere.  So instead, I’ve jotted down some words of wisdom that I hope you’ll find wise and not too wordy. People think a baby will make […]

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Renew, Reuse, Recycle

I was very excited when Families in the Loop, a hub for urban parents, reached out and asked me to blog for them.  I was even more excited when they said it was okay to re-run a few of my favorite past blog posts.  That’s green living, people! If you’re new to Carriage Before Marriage, […]

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20 Things I Wish I’d Known about the First Year

1. When the baby appears to be doing math in her head, she’s pooping. 2. Mirrors are magical to babies.  But new moms should avoid looking in mirrors at all cost. 3. People will tell you, “It goes by so fast!”  Those people do not remember what the first year was really like. 4. The […]

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