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A Week Early and A Few Marbles Short

Parenting three little kids is like a constant reminder of one’s imperfections. I’m not talking about my kids’ imperfections although …

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To Our First Home

Jennifer has been busy with her newest baby — and moving in the midst of juggling her two kids. Welcome …

Three Kids: The Juggling Act

When I was deciding whether or not we’d try for a third child, I searched my soul. I’d always felt …

Diaper Changes Are My Workout

Remember that tiny newborn whose diaper you changed constantly but who couldn’t move? Couldn’t roll over? Couldn’t crawl away? That newborn …

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The Helpful Hairbrusher

The other day, my 3-year-old was helping me wrap Christmas presents. First, I grabbed the double-sided tape by accident. When …

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Poo-Poo Parents Say

As a parent, you find yourself saying ridiculous things. “Don’t lick the floor!” “You can’t go outside naked!” “Don’t fart …

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What It’s Like for a Single Father

Over the years, we’ve talked about all kinds of moms: Stay-at-home moms, working moms, moms who work at home part time …

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Hurray for Good Enough

I used to be a bit of a perfectionist. I don’t think I missed a spelling word during my entire …