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Motherhood

Washing My Cares Away at Water World

  • 22 Jul, 2009
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My husband had the day off work last Friday. This should have made for a relaxing morning, but it didn’t. Even as he made coffee and waffles and bacon, I was anxious and antsy. I had work to do, but I didn’t feel like doing it. The house was a mess, but I didn’t feel […]

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Mama Hyde

  • 14 Jul, 2009
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A mad-mom entry from two summers ago. So the sane me is sitting at my kitchen table, keeping an eye on the kids in the backyard while I work at the laptop. I am making over an adoption profile for a couple who has been passed over by expectant parents several times over the last […]

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Mom & Cartoonist

  • 09 Jul, 2009
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An Interview with Terri Libenson: Mom, Cartoonist, and the Creator of The Pajama Diaries What’s your favorite section of the paper? It’s okay to admit it. You can pretend to like another section if you want, but I’m not afraid to admit the truth. My favorite section is the funny pages. You know what I’m […]

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Support your local young capitalist

  • 08 Jul, 2009
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Ding dong. It was mid-afternoon on a weekday and I had no idea who could be at the front door. There was no yummy rumble of a certain big brown truck. You love that sound too, admit it. Luckily, our door has etched glass panels. I could discern the ringer of the bell was someone […]

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Band-Aid® Couture

  • 30 Jun, 2009
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Today, June 30th, marks a milestone in our family. Is it a birthday? No. Is it a wedding anniversary? No. It’s the anniversary of our first trip to the ER with Claire. We do things big around here. I mean, if you’re gonna go, go all out. There was blood. There were paramedics. Did I […]

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Glue and snouts for dinner! Why being picky is not a lifetime sentence

  • 25 Jun, 2009
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My kids have never eaten baloney, cottage cheese, or plain Cheerios. They’ve never been subjected to rhubarb, which I’ve heard is so awful it must be engulfed in strawberries or the unfortunate gobbler may die of grossness. They’ve never known the earthy-oozy tastes of soy milk, bleu cheese, feta, tofu, or tapioca pudding. Gosh, those […]

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Embracing the Unexpected--Pregnancy, That Is

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Guest blogger Janalee Chmel is co-owner of “MA! motherhood with attitude” (Mile High Mamas’ pick for the most hilarious mom-oriented cards on the market) and is a Denver-based freelance writer. My heart is pounding as I write this because it feels sort of like “coming out.” Where to begin??? Welp, how about on January 28, […]

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Earning My Mom Badge

I have loved Tessa from the the moment I knew of her existence, but the lovin’ wasn’t proven until she was about 3 months old. My husband Rob had a conference in Costa Rica one summer, and I didn’t want to miss the chance to travel with him. So we recruited two babysitters — the […]

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A Hello Kitty™ Kind of Day

  • 16 Jun, 2009
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With Father’s Day just around the corner, we’re being reminded to appreciate the fathers in our lives. We see ads for the “typical” gifts. Well, my husband isn’t “typical.” He doesn’t golf. He doesn’t wear ties, and he’s not a huge sports fan. He loves to ski, hike, and dig rocks. Well, I wouldn’t say […]

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