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Today – Parenting In The Moment

  Today, the breakfast I made was healthy, timed well, balanced and delivered without meltdowns and tantrums. Today, my workout actually happened. The stars aligned and I was able to be true to my personal goals. Today, my child ate his beets (because although both kids have loved beets since they were babies, they have joined forces and sworn off…

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The Sport of Competitive Parenting

The Sport of Competitive Parenting To Camp or Not to Camp Summer camps. I knew nothing about summer camps until my oldest son Sean was turning 3. Someone mentioned it to me, asked if I signed him up for any. I was stumped. Camp? For a 3-year-old? I had no idea this was a thing. I thought camps were for…

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Sometimes There’s Poop

Sometimes There’s Poop   If there is one thing I have learned from this adventure in mom-ing it is that sometimes there’s poop. I won’t get into how much this has been true, it’s too early in the morning to discuss this topic in-depth. I bring it up as it relates to our most recent adventure with how much poop…

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My Child Was Unhappy

My Child Was Unhappy A great piece from Scary Mommy that got me thinking…   Science Confirms We Are Only As Happy As Our Least Happy Child   Unhappiness Can Be Contagious I had a bad week. The kind of week that lands me in my room (several days), behind a closed and locked door, crying while sitting on the…

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Little Helpers

What Did I Do Today? I get to the end of most days and wonder what in the world actually got done. How it is that I can be busy all day and yet it feels like I accomplished nothing. How is it that there are people out there who have multiple children at home, a neat and tidy house,…

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Gingerbread House of Horrors

It began with a blissful trip to Target by myself. Our Target now has a Starbucks inside, because the $5 item I went in to buy and walked out with $200 in must-haves wasn’t enough, now I need to indulge in a $6 coffee as well. Either way, it most certainly adds to my shopping experience (when alone) to have…

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The Scam Artist

6:50 am…a chill is in the air, Eddie the Elf is atop a bunch of bananas holding a clementine (if the Elf can’t convince them to eat a well-rounded variety of foods I seriously give up). I’m boiling eggs, spreading peanut butter and cutting up fruit because my “selective eater” (sounds nicer than picky) can throw down a lumberjack breakfast…

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Chick-fil-Amen

Rainy Day Kid Activity Today started like any other 24 hour call day, which is to say, it began last night with a desperate attempt by me to figure how to entertain two high energy boys on a cold, rainy Saturday alone. As I was considering my options of indoor activities last night, my husband came up with a perfect…

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What The Elf

Welcome Home Elf Eddie, welcome to the family. You are a relatively cute (somewhat creepy) little elf, you should fit in fine here. I resisted you for quite some time. I always felt that Christmas was magical and you seemed like unnecessary drama in the form of a narc who reports back to Santa, making him less of the embodiment…

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