Bad Bedtime Behavior: He Climbed Out of the Crib!

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Recently, Evan and I were in Chicago visiting my family and he slept in a pack-and-play next to my bed. I woke up to him calling for me, and my heart fell when I didn’t see him in there. I quickly started to scan the still-dark room. My mister was holding the door knob, wanting to leave the bedroom. …
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Beauty in the Trenches

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Motherhood doesn't feel particularly glamorous. You have moments during pregnancy when your round belly prevents you from being able to tie your shoes, and shaving and DIY pedicures are out of the question. Then once the baby arrives, you're sleep deprived and tired. Your boobs are leaking milk all …
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Crazy Kids: Universally Messy and Making Us Laugh

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My cousin Leslie is a mom to two cute boys under 3 years old. We text back and forth frequently, regaling each other of our children's mishaps and misadventures. She makes me feel way more sane. Hearing her stories doesn't keep my house any cleaner or make my crazy kids any more manageable, but it …
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As Predicted: The Pregnant Emotional Breakdown

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I texted a pregnant friend of mine the other day, predicting an upcoming pregnant emotional breakdown. I'd been feeling so emotionally stable and hadn't had any hormone-driven crying sessions since those tear-jerking commercials at the Olympics back in February. So I knew a storm was brewing, and I …
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The Terrible, Terrible Twos: Is My Child a Bully?

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The terrible twos came early. At 18 months, we are a few months into the stage. Let me give you a clear vision of this --- hitting, biting, impatience and being territorial. The hitting we have been working on. "Nice hands" and "gentle" are key words in my house. In fact, I feel like I'm set …
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