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10 Ways Raising Kids is Basically Science Fiction

Living with tiny humans is not unlike Star Trek… 1. When you suddenly realize it’s waaaaaay too quiet Oh no, oh no, oh no oh no oh no. Please, PLEASE tell me they didn’t discover my hidden lipstick stash. Welcome to the foreign planet that is now your living room.   2. When you try to…… Continue reading 10 Ways Raising Kids is Basically Science Fiction

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10 Reactions Parents of Young Kids Will Understand

1. When you can’t EVER let your guard down around glasses or silverware  Our baby has a reach of like eight feet if he sees something sharp, breakable, or shiny. Go-go-Gadget ARMS!   2. When your close friend who gave you a hard time for being a nap stickler has a baby of her own and texts you, “Oh…… Continue reading 10 Reactions Parents of Young Kids Will Understand

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10 Valentines to Give your Kids

I don’t remember so much Valentine’s Day pressure in my younger years. My mom would make us heart-shaped pancakes, we’d eat way too many of those tiny chalk-flavored candies at school, we’d exchange some cheap paper Valentine cards with our classmates, and that’d be it. Then social media happened. And suddenly it wasn’t enough to tell…… Continue reading 10 Valentines to Give your Kids

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Since Laughter is the Best Medicine…

There are some nasty illnesses going around and our fam fell prey to some last week. It was miserable. First the baby, who we had to take to the Emergency Department because he was, you know, not able to breathe (he’s fine now, but it aged his poor parents 10 years). Then the preschooler, who missed a day…… Continue reading Since Laughter is the Best Medicine…

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10 Gifs That Sum Up Parenting a Preschooler

How can a person be so grown-up and yet so frustratingly not all at the same time? Raise your hand if you’ve said things like these and gotten similar reactions from your 2-5 year old… 🙋🙋🙋 1. “You have to put on a jacket.” 2. “No dessert unless you take one bite of everything.” 3. “Be nice to Aunt Mabel.…… Continue reading 10 Gifs That Sum Up Parenting a Preschooler

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Top 10 Signs You’re at Your Childhood Home

I just got back from ten days in northern Wisconsin (folks from northern Wisconsin always specify the northern because southern Wisconsin is cities and farmland, while the north is woods and lakes and white-tailed deer and air so fresh your lungs practically say “thank you” with each exhale). I grew up there, and my parents still live…… Continue reading Top 10 Signs You’re at Your Childhood Home

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5 New Years’ Resolutions I’m Not Making (and What I’m Doing Instead)

1. Eat Less Sugar  Yeah. I have a sweet tooth. Or maybe I have only sweet teeth. Since Diabetes runs in my family, it’s high time I got a bit of a handle on my Icees-and-Swedish-Fish obsession. (I have the palate of an eight-year-old. Don’t judge.) But here’s the thing: choosing to restrict something usually just makes me…… Continue reading 5 New Years’ Resolutions I’m Not Making (and What I’m Doing Instead)