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Parenting Law #25: Mommy brain never goes away.


I wish I had better news for new moms.  But the truth is that the mommy brain fog, while it lifts after the newborn weeks, does not ever fully clear.  I have never been more certain of it.  When I … Continue reading

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Parenting Law #6: Birthing is not the height of parenting pain, it is the beginning of it


Pre-bedtime dance parties can be super fun.  They can also be dangerous.  Tonight, after finally hooking up a radio in the boys’ room, Ethan was so excited to hear the Biebs that he jumped right into my mouth.  Like his … Continue reading

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What I Really Want for Mother’s Day.


Along the lines of my previous Top Ten list for Mother’s Day: I love being a mother.  Each of my children is such a blessing, and I really do – for the most part – enjoy serving them.  Yes, there … Continue reading

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Parenting lesson #22: Everyone lies, especially parents


It’s possible my last post made me sound like an amazing parent who always sticks to her guns, never issues empty threats, and never goes back on what she says so her bipolar two-year-old will respond perfectly to every situation by … Continue reading

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Parenting Law #21: Two-year-olds are bipolar and skeptical


Sometimes I think my daily life looks like the scene from “Coming to America” when Prince Hakeem meets his arranged betrothed, Imani Izzy.  Imani has been trained her whole life to do anything he asks of her, and he tests just … Continue reading

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Parenting lesson #37: The mouths of babes don’t always tell the full truth.


At Eliza’s Kindergarten back-to-school night, her teacher said, “We promise to believe only half of what we hear at school about you if you promise to only believe half of what you hear at home about us.”  I hope she … Continue reading

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A new year to be “all here”


Once again, it wouldn’t be a new year without a new season of Downton Abbey.  I’m pondering the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley’s thoughts on the introduction of the telephone into the house (from season 2). After having trouble while trying … Continue reading

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Top 10 ways you know you’re a mom with young kids


10. You just spoke to one of your lifelong friends for the second time this year and found out she had a boy in August: and neither of you is mad about it. 9. Your voicemail box is full because you … Continue reading

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A day in the life


Apparently it can be interesting to read a moment-by-moment recap of someone else’s day.  I stumbled upon one mother of five’s “A day in the life” entry and just felt tired reading it.  I could totally relate, but then somewhat … Continue reading

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What your wife really wants for Mother’s Day is good sex. Or not.


Men, this one is for you.  I have some fantastic, cheap ideas for Mother’s Day gifts for your lady.  I figure I’m just in time, because knowing you, and seeing what the stores were like today, you probably are just … Continue reading

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