One

Our babies turned one this month.  And as much joy as we have for this celebration, there’s a bittersweetness there too.  Mostly because they’re our last babies.  So the end of this year marks a close to a lot of the mothering experience for us: the last time we’re pregnant, the last newborn smell, the […]

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Survival Mode

A plague on both our houses. Or at least what feels like a plague has descended upon my house this winter and there is no end in sight. First it was one kid and then just when we thought we were in the clear, a fever spiked in the other one out of the blue. […]

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Tag-a-long: 10 Tips for Taking Your Kids Out in Public

Let me set the scene for you: returning to Chicago on a 2.5 hour car drive from Michigan, my husband and I realize we’ll be passing right through downtown.  The four year old and five month old have just woken up.  The baby is restless. It’s a lovely day, so we decide to have a […]

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#ShopSmall

Everyone knows that Target and Amazon Prime are the cornerstone of motherhood purchasing patterns. They’re just so gosh-darned convenient; I mean, that Amazon one-click gets me every time.  And when you are parenting a small child and you need a new binky because you’ve lost the last fourteen, you need it yesterday, so a two-day […]

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Top 10 Baby Essentials

I vividly remember creating my baby registry during my first pregnancy.  I wandered up and down the aisles of Buy Buy Baby like a zombie, eyes glazed over and mouth agape.  There was just SO MUCH STUFF.  And I didn’t know what most of it was used for. How are you supposed to know?  You’ve […]

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