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The Predator Next Door

The Predator Next Door

The neighborhood that my family is fortunate enough to live in could be mistaken for one from a scene of Pleasantville. The children run and play safely in the street and all of the backyards meet in a way that one cannot be differentiated from another. Our 2 year old is among the youngest on […]

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How are your kids so well-behaved?

How are your kids so well-behaved?

  “How are your kids so well-behaved?” she asked. I was talking to her at my nephew’s birthday party.  So many thoughts ran through my head. What do I say? I don’t feel as though my kids are always well-behaved. How do I tell this lady how I taught my kids to behave? Do I […]

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Guilty on Grandparents' Day

Guilty…on Grandparents’ Day

It’s Grandparents’ Day, the time of year where we are thankful for the extra people in our life or our kids’ lives.   My parents are absolutely amazing grandparents and I don’t know what we’d do without them.  But this holiday actually makes me feel guiltier each year. Don’t get me wrong. My extended family on […]

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sleep

Who Needs Sleep?!?

Anyone else feel like they will never sleep again?? Between pregnancy insomnia, newborn feedings, crazy busy days, and the months (possibly years) until your baby sleeps through the night, sleeping well can seem like a distant memory. Most of the time exhaustion is my new normal these days, but every once in a while, usually […]

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