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To Be Her Mother AND Her Friend

She catches me looking at her,  gives a little eye roll and says “what are you looking at mom, quit looking at me”.  It’s annoying to her, but I hope one day she will understand the gaze. I see her growing up so fast. She is funny, smart, super witty, giving, and she’s so good […]

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Potty Training Trick or Treat

Potty Training: The Ultimate Trick-or-Treat

In this spooky season of trick-or-treating, let’s talk about the ultimate trick-or-treat: Potty Training (insert horror movie scream here). I think potty training is kind of like trick-or-treating for parents. There are special clothes, you have to ask extra politely, and there’s LOTS of candy involved. For some of you, this is a breeze (and […]

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Is My Sister a Better Mother than Me?

     My niece’s 2nd birthday is rapidly approaching, and I am gathering a gift together and feeling bad that I can’t make the trip out to Vegas to celebrate this year. Last year I went, but the party was a little depressing for me. Mainly because my sister Katie pulled off this Pintrest-Worthy-Every-Detail-Thought-Out-Winnie-the-Pooh-First-Birthday-Extravaganza that […]

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