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8 Hilarious Ways To Prank Your Kids On April Fools’ Day

Those darn kids. They’ve kept you up all night. Destroyed your house. And turned you from a cool chick into a sweatpants-wearing chauffeur/sherpa/referee/maid/short order cook/nag. Clearly, your kids have it coming. And this April Fools’ Day, here’s how you can get ‘em good: 1. Fake a snow day. Decorate their windows with canned spray snow so they […]

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10 Reasons I’m Afraid To Bring Home Baby #2

You’d think I’d be less scared to have a baby the second time around. I already know what labor and delivery feel like, how to care for a newborn, and that my life will never be the same. I’m not a true veteran like Michelle Duggar, but at least I’ve done this before. Unfortunately, when […]

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If Sleep Training Works, Why Doesn’t It Stick?

I did not want to sleep train my baby. I couldn’t bear to hear her cry for 10 seconds, never mind 10 minutes. When my pediatrician casually suggested that I let her “cry it out,” I was so angry, I temporarily switched pediatricians. That was at four months old. By seven months, I was singing […]

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But, Wait, I Thought You Wanted a Little Sister!

My preschooler knew I was pregnant long before I planned to tell her. I’d been waiting to pass the genetic screening before I rocked my kid’s world, yet when I was only five weeks along, she threw her arms around me, looked deeply into my eyes and implored, “Mommy, what are you going to name your […]

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7 Secret Perks of Pregnancy Bed Rest

Those of you who knew me when I was on bed rest with Viv will not believe I am glorifying it now (I hated it!).  But the grass is always greener.  I’d give anything to lay down right now! Most moms will tell you that pregnancy bed rest blows. You’re stuck home alone, like a […]

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