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5 Things to Consider when Hiring an Au Pair

5 Things to Consider when Hiring an Au Pair

When my oldest daughter was born, I couldn’t imagine dropping her off, alone, at a daycare. I toured many and asked the questions, but never felt a connection strong enough to trust them with my one and only. We had family nearby, but no one who could watch her full-time, and as a dual-income family, […]

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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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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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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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Connecting Generations: 5 Ways to Develop and Enhance the Grandparent Relationship

I didn’t grow up near either set of my grandparents. However, I learned to have a great grandparent/grandchild relationship with them even though they were miles away. Connecting generations, when we lived in Alaska and they were in California and Rhode Island, must not have been easy for my parents. Since becoming a parent myself […]

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