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My kid failed today, so I gave her a piece of my mind!

My kid failed today, so I gave her a piece of my mind!

When I picked up my 6th grader from school today, she got in the car and immediately started sobbing. “Matea, sweetie, what’s wrong?” “I got a really bad grade on my math test. REALLY bad!” Math. Her favorite subject. The subject she’s been getting A’s in. She was so disappointed in herself. It was the […]

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The Three Most Important Words I Can Say To My Child

The Three Most Important Words I Can Say To My Child

It was another one of those stressful mornings. Everybody was running late, one of the dogs peed in the kitchen, the other threw up on the carpet, the littlest kid was cranky from teething, the middle one couldn’t find her shoes, and the oldest one was taking forever to eat his breakfast because apparently my […]

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Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

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Fun, Strict Parenting

Fun, Strict Parenting

Let me preface this with a few disclaimers, because I’m reeeeeally good with disclaimers, and when writing, you should always start with your strong point. My strongest points in life are self-deprecation and disclaimers. I know. I’m quite a catch. Here we go… I make parenting mistakes. Daily! Usually smaller ones, sometimes huge ones. I’m […]

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Tenth Birthday!

Tenth Birthday!

My son turned ten last month (on August 11th), which I still don’t fully understand. I think someone is playing a sick joke on me. I mean, I just gave birth to the kid! Like yesterday. The pain and joy and pain and nerves and excitement and pain of that day is still so vivid. […]

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