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Parenting Won’t Always Be This Hard, But Sometimes I Miss My Kid-Free Days
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Parenting Won’t Always Be This Hard, But Sometimes I Miss My Kid-Free Days

My partner and I like to remind ourselves that parenting won’t always be so hard. It will always be hard, but having young kids — twin one-year-old boys and a three-year-old daughter  — is really hard. Like, sleep-deprived, irritable, I-don’t-think-I-will-ever-get-to-sit-down-again, what-a-shit-show hard. But Amy and I are holding onto the hope that as the kids get […]

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My Rebirth, My Salvation: The First Time I Felt Like a Mom
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My Rebirth, My Salvation: The First Time I Felt Like a Mom

Tina originally shared this story at our first VT Mommies Adult Story Time. As she read, the tears began to fall. Her tears, our tears. Her simple, beautiful story is one many of us know so well and we thought it was worth sharing again here.   I have always been an out of sight, out […]

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I Was a Gay Kid
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I Was a Gay Kid

Long before I was a gay parent, I was a gay kid.  I was in kindergarten when I developed my first crush. She was our student teacher from one of the local colleges. I was totally smitten and when she left at the end of the semester, I was heartbroken. I barely knew how to […]

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Making Friends Isn’t Always Easy When You’re a Mom
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Making Friends Isn’t Always Easy When You’re a Mom

My husband and I are in that unique phase of parenting; we have emerged from the haze of newborn parenting and are preparing to have our oldest enter kindergarten this fall. This leads to a whole new world that we have yet to adjust to. Friending. Remember your first day of freshman year at college? […]

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Help! I’ve Got a Bad Case of Baby Fever!
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Help! I’ve Got a Bad Case of Baby Fever!

I lay in bed tonight struggling with something that I have been struggling with for more than a year now.  It’s something that I think a lot of women my age go through. At least I hope they do and I hope that someone has some great advice for me. It’s a little something called […]

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A Relaxing Summer Ahead? Haha. Yeah, Right.
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A Relaxing Summer Ahead? Haha. Yeah, Right.

I always look forward to this time of year – when school wraps up for my son, the days are long and the pool is open. I think summer is going to be relaxing and I picture myself sitting in the sun with a big fruity drink, chatting with my girlfriends while our children play […]

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I Totally Failed the Grump Out, But I Think I Became a Better Mother
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I Totally Failed the Grump Out, But I Think I Became a Better Mother

I wrote a big long post on how horrendously I failed at yesterday’s Great American Grump Out. About the anticipation, the stress, the reality and ultimately, the guilt. Full of shame and sadness, I deleted that post before it was published. The truth is that even though I’m not a grump all the time, I am […]

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Meet Barby – A Busy Mom Always On The Move
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Meet Barby – A Busy Mom Always On The Move

A mother of two boys can make life a little hectic. Add to that a full time job and it makes life a little more hectic. Balancing work and life with the my family can be difficult but we make it work. We are always busy on the weekends whether its a sporting event for […]

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