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Your Guide to Surviving Family Drama This Holiday Season

We’re coming up on the holidays, and you know what that means! I’m not talking about packed malls, decadent food, and the sweet crooning of Bing Crosby. I’m talking about a holiday tradition older than any of those festivities: Family drama. In recent years I’ve realized that, despite what you might think, absolutely everyone has […]

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23 Things I’m Not Thankful For This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, merry, and of course thankful, for everything we are so lucky to have and experience this holiday season. But let’s not kid ourselves–we’re parents (some of us 8 months pregnant with a toddler and an infant)–and we can’t always be thankful for everything, all the time. Parenthood is filled with […]

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In Defense of Pinterest {My Son’s First Birthday}

Over the past several years, I’ve read countless Facebook posts and Mom’s forums critiquing how much pressure Pinterest puts on women to have the picture-perfect life–the perfect house, the perfect sense of style, the perfect workout regime; the naysayers’ list goes on and on. I get it; you feel like pressure’s already being thrown at […]

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11 Paradoxes of Motherhood

Ah, motherhood. It’s an immensely joyful, heart-warming experience that we mamas wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. But it can also sometimes be unimaginably crazymaking, turning even the most put-together, self-confident woman into a neurotic mess flying through her day on a wing and a prayer. And perhaps the most crazymaking quality of motherhood is the endless […]

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Once Upon a Shy Girl

Hey, you. That painfully shy girl sitting alone at lunch. This has been the worst year yet, right? You thought you had gotten used to be excluded and picked on, but this year, well … this year takes the cake. Long, skinny limbs and mousy blonde hair down to your waist. Braces and big bangs. […]

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