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National Arts Education Month: Inspiring Your Young Wine Country Artist

National Arts Education Month: Inspiring Your Young Wine Country Artist

The month of March is National Arts Education Month. And fortunately for us living in Wine Country, we are surrounded by the arts. Parks and wineries showcase majestic sculptures, while coffee shops, restaurants, and even hospitals display works by local artists. Whether at a brewery, farmer’s market, or festival, we are able to find live […]

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Potty Training Like a Boss {Your How-to Guide for Success}

Potty Training Like a Boss {Your How-to Guide for Success}

Potty training (or potty learning) is a major developmental milestone in your child’s life. For most parents, it’s also an exhausting nightmare. Between picking the method you want to use (sticker charts, verbal praise, candy incentives etc.) to gathering all the supplies (pull ups, underwear, potty seat, travel accessories, and so on), it’s enough to […]

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How to Survive Being A Mombie: 5 Simple Tips

How to Survive Being A Mombie: 5 Simple Tips

Mombie: A tired mother that feeds on coffee and survives on wine. She is beyond exhausted, but stays up late anyway since it’s her only opportunity for kid-free time. Mombies – we’re out there. Mombie symptoms vary, but can include: memory loss, getting very hangry, messing up recipes, forgetting when you last showered, relying on delivered groceries, putting […]

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Another Baby? {Please Stop Questioning My Decision}

Another Baby? {Please Stop Questioning My Decision}

I vividly remember my six-week postpartum appointment after my second baby was born. I spent the bulk of the appointment nodding, as my OB/GYN did her best to sell me on an IUD. And not-so-subtly suggesting that we (my husband and I) consider a permanent birth control method. My methodical nodding and blank stare must […]

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CrunchyMom

Crunchy Mom, or No? Why Labels Shouldn’t Define My Motherhood

Crunchy Mom – a mom who is an advocate of natural birth, non- or selective-circumcision, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, not (or delayed) vaccinating, breastfeeding, baby-wearing, homeschooling, organic living, and attachment parenting. I’ve never considered myself a “free spirit” or thought of my personality as hippie-ish. But in a world of #labels, it turns out that I’m a […]

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Dear Friend, Tomorrow May Never Come

Dear Friend, Tomorrow May Never Come

Thank You, Dear Friend Today you reminded me how tomorrow may never come. I hate the way in which you sent the reminder. But you always were straight to the point, however tough the conversation seemed. Today, my dear friend, I will hug my babies tighter. More I Love You’s More I love you’s will be yelled […]

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I Have a Girl Crush: 4 Reasons My OB/GYN Rocks

Pre-pregnancy, I asked for obstetrician (OB/GYN) recommendations from my close friends and coworkers. I did all the research. So when my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our first baby, I patted myself on the back for finding the best of the best. My OB/GYN was intelligent, confident, and supportive. And at […]

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