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The Other Side, Parents vs. Nannies

A great friend of mine is a nanny. Strong and sure, she sometimes gets some flack from the parenting community. Posts like this kind of point toward why. But, you’ll see, it’s all mostly misunderstanding. So, on behalf of parents…here’s the other … Continue reading

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Bikini Bottom

So, I think this is cute. There, I said it. I see absolutely nothing wrong with this child or her outfit. She is four months old, and she’s adorable. There’s nothing sexy about her. She’s a baby. Most babies wear … Continue reading

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Eight Things Parents are Scared about when Raising Their Kids

Being a new parent is an exhilarating time – one filled with much joy, but also many new worries. The dreams you had for your baby when he or she was in the womb are now a reality, and it … Continue reading

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In Praise of C-Sections

Cesarean sections get a lot of attitude. They get a lot of snark. They’re looked down upon. Many women feel like they’ve failed their babies and themselves should they give in to the the doctor’s suggestion of a section. Many more … Continue reading

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How One Mom Reacted to the News of Having Twins

“You’re having twins.” Just like that, she said it–no cushion, no soothing small talk, no sympathetic pat to the knee. As if she were telling me about the weather or making idle chat about the morning commute. As if she … Continue reading

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It’s Only Socialism When it’s the Other Guy

“If anything the United States is in the dark ages when it comes to maternity leave.” –Megyn Kelly, Fox News Now, I know this happened a month ago, but I needed that time to get my head around this. Conservative … Continue reading

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Babies Aren’t Machines; Throw the Schedule Out the Window

One of my biggest problems with blogging is that many bloggers work for organizations that pass themselves off as news. They call their pieces articles. These are not articles. They’re commentary at best (and this includes my own work. Unless … Continue reading

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Surviving Twins – The Early Months

A friend of mine is having twins girls, due in August. She asked me for advice, and I had to reach far back into my foggy, sleepless memory banks to give her anything useful.  I don’t often talk about having … Continue reading

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The First Story of my First Born(s)

Rule number one in life for a sexually active woman? Never take a pregnancy test at work. It was a chilly January evening when I stepped into the Walgreens on my dinner break. I picked up a frozen pizza, a … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Naming your child can be a nerve-wracking experience.  You love the name Aidan or Madison, but it seems like everyone is naming their child that these days. Are you just a sheep-like follower, in line with the herd?  You really … Continue reading

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