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My Love/Hate Relationship with Santa

My oldest daughter, soon to be 8 years old, sipped her hot cocoa thoughtfully, the white lights of our Christmas tree reflected in her dark blue eyes. She watched me wrestle awkwardly with the star on top. “You know what I really want this year?”  ”What’s that?” I asked from within the pine needles, thinking […]

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Steel Beams and Sippy Cups :: Surviving a Renovation With Kids

“Honey, where’s the sponge?” “I think I saw it under the paintbrush!” “The paintbrush the baby was walking around with? Um, OK. And the coffee filters?” “Check between the washer and dryer. They might have fallen there. But more importantly, have you seen the girls’ shoes?” “Nothing’s more important than coffee. They’re on the box […]

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Fun-Loving Family Seeks Same

My family is looking for love. Real love. A family to settle down with for the long haul. Here’s how our personal ad reads: Us: Fun-loving family of five. Enjoy board games, building forts out of couch cushions, pancake breakfasts, and soccer at the park. Lots of noise, lots of laughter, occasional meltdowns. We clean […]

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10 Reasons Why 2017 Is Not the New Year of the “New Me”

The question that makes me cringe every year — “So what’s your New Year’s resolution?” — annoys me so much more now that I have a kid. I’m a mother of a toddler, so some days, maybe most days, I’m just trying to keep my kid fed and un-injured while not completely neglecting my own basic needs. […]

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