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As moms, we all know how elaborate kids can get with their excuses. I am no exception. My daughter, Rose, recently turned 4, and her excuses are getting better and better. Rather than laughing about them and then forgetting,...
To the one who made me a mama, I don't know how it's possible, but you turned 5 this week. Half a decade has passed in the blink of an eye, and before I know it, your first year of...
It was like almost something magical happened after my son blew out the number 2 candle on his birthday cake for his second birthday. He wasn’t just a baby anymore, he was officially a toddler in my book. And with...
I could recite Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by heart after the first week my girls insisted that should be the only book I read them. Since then, they’ve gone through phases of different favorite books; and as daunting as...
One second she’s a sweet angel, blowing kisses and giving hugs, the next she’s mad and smacking at my face, hitting the floor (or any object around her) or her taking swipes at her sisters. Yeah, I know, she’s only...
In case any new mamas out there need some clarification on the subject, let me start by saying one thing… The terrible twos are REAL, ladies! They’re not a myth. They’re not an urban legend. No, they’re as real...
This is a sponsored post presented in partnership with Dayton Children's Hospital. We are proud to work with them to provide today's parents with expert health advice and information. Our kids are bendy. Sometimes really bendy. Almost like Gumby. (DMC...
We know that finding the perfect pediatrician for your family is important. Not only is this the person (and practice) you are trusting to help you keep your child(ren) healthy and safe, but you need this person (and practice)...
We had been lucky. Three kiddos in, and we had avoided the one thing as a parent I dreaded the most, a toddler sick with the stomach flu. With a whole lot of luck, blessings from above, or perhaps...
If your kids are anything like mine, they are probably borderline obsessed with the latest YouTube sensation, Baby Shark.  Now, if your reaction to my opening line is "No way, my kids don't get screen time," then you probably should...
A very important person had a birthday this week. Theodore Gueisel…one of the most well-known authors in the world. What? You don’t know him? Oh…wait, maybe you will recognize him by his pen name: Dr. Seuss. He chose a...
Ah, the terrible twos. Full of big, confusing emotions that lead to tears, crying on the floor, and occasionally bonking Mama on the head. Yes, my sweet, precious, baby does that sometimes. I can make a list of reasons why...

It’s Potty Time!

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Potty Training: the right of parenthood passage that no one truly enjoys. A quick search online will yield roughly 18 million different ways to approach this battlefield. Throw in a few highly acclaimed books for good measure, and you've got...
“Don’t put yucky things on my plate,” my 4-year-old calls to me each night as I bring dinner to the table. “But buddy, Mommy doesn’t make yucky things,” I reassure him. He looks at his plate with a discerning...

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