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Motherhood

If you can't take the heat, don't get "carmationed"

Our society is so squeamish about death. Until the last six or seven decades, I imagine that death was not so hidden. During agricultural times, we were used to farm animals dying and to dressing our own dead, to having their remains sit in the parlor downstairs until we marched them in a pine box […]

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7 Steps to Learn What’s Most Important

Do you ever look back on your week and wonder what happened?!? Does a month go by in a blink that makes you want to shout at the sky: just stop!!! Do you feel exhausted just thinking about your schedule? Me too. I have a challenge for us. Let’s figure out what’s most important and […]

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He's been a good boy; I've just been a bad mom

I’ve got a Christmas confession to make: I’m not sure there’s going to be anything under the tree for my baby boy to unwrap. No, there’s not a budget shortfall. No, I don’t love his older sisters more than I love him. No, there haven’t been any major toy recalls (that I know about, anyway). […]

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Is Natural Childbirth All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

The short answer is, Yes! The long answer… I was just 12 weeks pregnant, when our mid-wife asked about our birth plan. I responded, “What is a birth plan”? Before becoming pregnant, I always had planned on getting an epidural a.s.a.p. Why on earth would I want to experience such pain, if there is miracle […]

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My Parenting Style: Busy and proud of it

Hi.  I’m a busy parent, and refuse to feel guilty about it. I know I know, I’m supposed to be slowing down.  Taking afternoons to sit with a cup of tea and my knitting while the kids play in the other room.  I’m supposed to ignore the clock and calendar once in a while, forcing […]

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Candyland is a real place, and it starts on top of my fridge

The chocolate in most mass-produced candy bars is as waxy and luscious as any pillar or stick at a mall candle store. Candy corn tastes nothing like corn and it’s debatable whether it is worth bothering with calling itcandy. Jaw breakers, lollipops, and gumballs are choking hazards. Sweet tarts, Sprees, and Smarties are little disks […]

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Mom Confessions: What's in YOUR Purse?

We all do it, moms. The purse clean-out. It may come at the beginning of a new season when it’s time to switch purses or at random. I was so entertained by the contents of my own purse that I thought I would share it. Apparently I would never survive on a deserted island, but […]

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