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Sex or Parenting?

Yesterday, some words came out of my mouth. And those words got me thinking. It occurred to me that many of the phrases uttered by parents and children to each other in the heat of growing up a good family could … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Knowing Shake of the Head

These days, I don’t usually even pay attention to the “baffled hymns” of those who don’t have children. They’re all basically trying to tell parents what they’re doing wrong (not the childless, the “hymns” in question), they’re all condescending as … Continue reading

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What They Are Saying at Almost 4.5

I do a words and phrases list every now and again to track cute things that will soon vanish from my auditory life forever. The girls are speaking more and more clearly now, though they insist on certain pronunciations more … Continue reading

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Finding a Babysitter Is Not As Easy As It Sounds

This found its way to my Facebook feed yesterday, and while the original list is gone, the article goes into enough detail to give you the point. The gist is, a couple put out an ad for a babysitter, and in … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 15: Actually a Toddler Trick

Okay, this is a toddler trick I saw at my cousin’s, but it was so brilliant, I had to share it. Now, it only works for certain cabinets, but it is amazing. Problem: Your kid keeps getting into the cabinets. … Continue reading

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Four Is Not a Perfect Age

Look, I don’t know who told me that four was an awesome age of unicorns and rainbow puppies, but they were wrong. Here’s a quick list of phrases I never need to hear again…just off the top of my head: … Continue reading

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All This Mom Wants for Christmas

Dear Santa, I have been an incredibly good girl this year. I haven’t accidentally killed or maimed my children, I steam cleaned the carpets at least one time, I do the dishes every damn day, and I put up with … Continue reading

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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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Preschool Pointers – 12: Make a Deal

Problem: You’ve got more than one kid and they fight over silly things, like who gets to be a princess, which video they want to watch or whether or not the lights are off. Or you only have one kid, … Continue reading

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