Category: MomLife

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Parent-Child Dates Make Wonderful Memories

When I was a little girl, my dad used to take me to my swimming lessons every Thursday night. We’d drive to the pool, he’d watch my lesson from the parents stands, then before heading home, we’d stop into a little donut shop. He’d get a boston cream donut and I’d get the Hawaiian and…
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That Thing They Didn’t Tell Me As a New Mom

Breastfeeding is natural, they say. Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for your baby, they say. Here’s what they don’t tell you about nursing your baby. Throughout my pregnancy I always assumed that I would breastfeed my baby. The idea that nursing might be difficult never even crossed my new mommy mind. My midwife’s office was…
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Finding My Tribe: Mompreneurs

I spent last weekend in a conference room full of some of the most amazing women I’ve ever met. It’s taken a few days to come down from this high that was the Mompreneur Conference. It’s been just one year since my first interaction with this group of ladies and I can honestly say that…
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What I’m Reading: I Quit! Oh Wait, I’m the Mom.

A few days ago, my four-year-old asked me for a grilled cheese sandwich. Like the good mama I am, I whipped one up and served it to him. “Noooo!” I heard. “I didn’t want it cut like THAT!” I was kinda hungry so I ate his and made him another, cut the “right” way. Then…
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First Week With Baby? Here’s What I Remember.

We just celebrated my son’s fourth birthday.  We threw a Paw Patrol themed birthday party and made a birthday cake and at the end of the day, I sat down with my coffee and did what I do every year – flipped through photos of his birth, the day he arrived in the world and…
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Trucks, Farts and Hockey Sticks: Confessions of a Boy Mom

Growing up, I never had any little boys in my family. We were a family of girls; my sister and I. We didn’t have any boy cousins or really any friends with little brothers that we went on playdates with. I babysat girls. I was a girl. So, when I had my son I had…
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