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The Comparison Conundrum

We know not to compare. We know that every baby is different. Given a long enough timeline, nearly every baby will talk and walk and have all their teeth. We’re all doing the best we can and we’re good, loving parents. The constant comparison with other mothers is silly, we know all this. So why […]

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Bullying

Bullying is Everyone’s Problem

It happened. My son got in the car and said it, “the kids are mean to me.” I could feel my insides burn with anger and sadness thinking of his feelings and the impact they will have on his future. We talked about ways to deal with this and it passed. I made it a […]

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Making Christmas Portable

For a long time, we kept Christmas simple by hosting at our house. That way, we could call the shots and keep the holiday calm for our little family. But, alas, our move to Portland meant we left most of our friends and family on the East Coast, so if we want to see them for the […]

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Surviving a Family Holiday

Welp, we did it mamas. We survived Thanksgiving. We are firmly ensconced in “The Holidays.” I hope your Thanksgiving was a smashing success! My holiday was perfect. And difficult, and teary, and messy, and filled with laughter, and buckets of love, and I only felt stabby a couple of times. It’s never all one thing […]

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Imposter Syndrome for Moms

Today I yelled at my daughter for not eating her cereal fast enough. Then we couldn’t find matching socks. Then we couldn’t find a hair tie. Then I remembered that none of us had brushed our teeth. I am not good at this. Soon everyone will discover that I am not good at this. That […]

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