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7 Ways Pregnancy is Like Survivor

Because neither one is for the faint of heart… 1. People say inappropriate things to you “You know how that happens, right?” Nope. Please do enlighten me. 2. You spend weeks trying to hide a really big secret Nothing to see here. Just suddenly wearing lots of scarves and drapey cardigans and sweaters in 80 degree…… Continue reading 7 Ways Pregnancy is Like Survivor

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10 Signs You’ve Celebrated Halloween in the Rural Midwest

Your costume had to fit over a snowsuit Those boots in my hubby’s costume above? Yeah, those are Sorrel snow boots. 2. Houses were far apart and yards were big, so you had to work hard for each piece of candy It was like 0.9 miles per mini Snickers. You basically had to eat all…… Continue reading 10 Signs You’ve Celebrated Halloween in the Rural Midwest

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Why Daylight Savings Time is Every Parent’s Nightmare

Daylight Savings Time surprises me biannually with its awfulness. Pre-kid, DST is annoying. You have an extra cup of coffee or try to go to bed a little earlier. Post-kid? DST is the kind of thing for which Dante needs to invent another circle of H-E-double-hockey-sticks in his Inferno. If you, like me, are muttering…… Continue reading Why Daylight Savings Time is Every Parent’s Nightmare

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10 Times Sesame Street Perfectly Described Life as a 30-Something

Random stranger: “Yeah, you should have that mole checked out.” Isn’t getting older awesome?   2. When you realize that the super odd kid from your high school went to Harvard Law, has published three books, started an African NGO, and is running for Congress. Oh YEAH? Well, I… ate a kale salad today instead of…… Continue reading 10 Times Sesame Street Perfectly Described Life as a 30-Something

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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