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Ready or Not, The Baby is Turning One

Milestones are raining down on me. The baby is talking: Mama, Dada, up, agua, boo(k).  She is trying to walk, and can make tracks by hopping forwards on her knees, like a little talking bunny.  Worst of all, she is turning one.  I have whiplash.  I feel dazed. I am milestoned (adj) – in a […]

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Breastfeeding Holds the Nurses Don’t Teach You (But Your Baby Will)

If you’re planning to breastfeed, a hospital lactation consultant will show you different positions for holding the baby while nursing. You’ll hear terms like “cross-cradle,” “side-lying” and “football hold.” These are fine and dandy for early breastfeeding, but trust me, your growing baby will have other ideas. Here are the real nursing holds you won’t […]

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My Kids Live in Different Time Zones (In the Same House)

I know every mom out there is tired, but I think I could take you right now in an exhaustion contest. That’s because my average parenting day is nearly 17 hours long. I blame the time zones. See, our family of four lives together on the west coast, but my five-year-old is clearly operating on […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons (Not a Metaphor)

We visited friends who have a lemon tree growing in their backyard.  Our 5-year-old, Viv, was given a paper grocery bag and the instruction to “just pick a few.”  So naturally, we came home with 34 lemons. It was very important to me not to waste these luscious lemons. I estimated we had a week until […]

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10 Things That Will Go Wrong When a Kid and Baby Share a Room

It will be GREAT, I told myself, when we bought the house with only two usable bedrooms. The girls will share. They’ll never be scared because they have each other, and they’ll grow up to be the best of friends. I also nurtured future bunk bed fantasies, left over from my tween years at overnight […]

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