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That Time My One-Year-Old Locked Me Out of the House With Her Inside

How do you know when your baby has become a toddler?  Some would say it’s when they begin walking and talking.  I’d say it’s when they start making mischief. The other day, I was home with Chloe (16 months) and my mother-in-law.  We stepped outside the front door for some fresh air, with Chloe toddling […]

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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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What Pet Should I Get? The Real Moms’ Guide to 10 Popular Pets

What pet should you get? So you don’t feel regret. Or go into debt. From constant trips to the vet. Okay, so that’s not what it says in the recently discovered Dr. Seuss book, “What Pet Should I Get?” but imagine how useful that would be! As parents, we often succumb to our children’s desperate […]

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