Tag Archives: SAHM

All The Times I Said “No” to My 4-Year-Old Today

I used to be a “Yes” mom. Yes, you can jump off the swing.  Yes, you can squirt shaving cream in the bath and pretend it’s snow.  Yes, you may peform opera in the supermarket. But now I have two kids.  A little one who’s up all night and a bigger one who is a […]

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A New Mom’s Guide To Capturing Moments

The bad news: Lifetime Moms is shutting down.  I have loved writing for that site for the past two years, and working with my fantastic editor Melissa Kagan, but such is life.  The good news: I went out with a bang, writing a final post about taking photos of my kids (my favorite pasttime). It’s […]

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14 Things My Kid Does When I Ask Her To Clean Up

Now that my older daughter’s four, she’s big enough to do chores and take responsibility for her own messes—or so I thought. Let’s just say my attempts to get her to clean up after herself have not been so successful. Even when I sing that catchy little song, “Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere/Clean up, […]

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6 Embarrassing Questions Your Preschooler Will Absolutely Ask You

You gotta love preschoolers. They’re curious, chatty and totally unfiltered, especially when it comes to asking probing questions about you and your body. Sometimes their queries are so embarrassing you’ll wish you could return to the infant days when you did all the talking. But instead of turning red and clamming up, aim to turn […]

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16 Things Babies Do To Mess With Their Moms

Babies are such amazing little creatures. They’re born with the instinctive ability to root, to suck and to throw their limbs forward when startled. They’re also born understanding how to royally screw with their parents. Sometimes they even seem to enjoy it. Here are just a few examples of how our babies like to mess […]

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