I’m Up for My Annual “Mommievaluation”
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I’m Up for My Annual “Mommievaluation”

It’s the time of year for annual performance reviews at my place of work.  A chaotic time, in which we assess and assemble our successes and accomplishments over the last year, and craft the best set of words around each highlight.  After all, most if not all of this content will be used to determine […]

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If I Had Time for a Mistress, Her Name Would Be Sleep
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If I Had Time for a Mistress, Her Name Would Be Sleep

Tuesday morning, 7:53 am.  I just finished loading the car and strapped Eva into her car seat.  As I sigh, knowing I need to get out of the house about 15 minutes sooner to be on time, I hear Eva ask, “You have two coffees, Mommy?” I look down.  Yes, I do have two coffees:  […]

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This Pregnancy is Coming to an End, a Closing Really
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This Pregnancy is Coming to an End, a Closing Really

My partner’s due date is in two weeks.  Things are starting to happen though, and we both doubt she’ll make it another week.  But really, with the way this pregnancy has gone, it would just make sense that the twins’ arrival would conflict with the two house closings scheduled for Friday—one to sell our house […]

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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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Clean & Silky, But Not Quite Sweet: A Look at My August Birchbox
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Clean & Silky, But Not Quite Sweet: A Look at My August Birchbox

Have you heard about Birchbox yet? If you’re a social media geek (as I am), you’ve probably seen tweets, pins and posts about this beauty-sample-box craze. For $10 a month, you get a package of “beauty, grooming and lifestyle products.” Some of the samples go to everyone, others are selected based on the profile you can fill […]

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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’m a Mean Mom…and Proud of it, Part 2
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I’m a Mean Mom…and Proud of it, Part 2

So if you haven’t read the first part of this blog post and want to know why I’m a Mean Mom, please read here. I wrote briefly about investing in your children, the realities of being a new mom, and fact that some things are non-negotiable. While I’m not a certified expert in early childhood development, […]

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I’m a Mean Mom … and Proud of it (Book Review of Mean Moms Rule)
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I’m a Mean Mom … and Proud of it (Book Review of Mean Moms Rule)

I can remember distinct points during my childhood where I truly believed, at that moment, that my mom was the meanest mom conceivable. I couldn’t eat candy whenever I wanted, I had to do chores, and my parents didn’t let me buy the latest designer jeans (yep, at one point I thought I was the […]

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