Pick Your Day: Take the plunge and start the conversation! #KotexMom

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Listen, as a mother of two girls, and having been a daughter to my mother for many years, picking the "day" is never going to be easy.  It probably won't be comfortable.  Your tween won't be any more comfortable than you are, but I promise you, once you do Pick Your Day and have The ...

Kids: 2 Parents: 0 (I need a vacation)

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Today was one of those days.  We're in the middle of gutting our bathroom and I had a solid hour of time helping my husband in the bathroom this afternoon while my youngest napped.  That meant the older 2 kids were left to their own devices downstairs.  For an hour. In that hour, my children decided ...

Captain McFinn and Friends Anti-Bullying Series

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I thought that dealing with bullying was something I'd be maybe starting to worry about when my oldest child was maybe in grade 7 or 8.  As it turned out, I was wrong.  Bullying can and does exist at almost every grade in school- even with the little kindergarten children.  My  then-kindergarten student was bullied ...

5 things most people won’t tell you about having a baby

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1. Babies do not poop in one neat spot.  The odds are 110003932432 to 1 that you are going to touch baby poo with your bare hands.  Just accept it.  There is not a 100% foolproof diaper in existence that can contain every single bit of a new babies' poo. 2. There are reasons that people ...

Parenting can be tough.

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Last week, my 6 year old came home from school and told me that a child in her class wrote "I hate you (name)" on the whiteboard for everyone to see.  She was very upset for her friend who's name was on that whiteboard, almost in tears as we talked about how that must have ...

Protecting your baby from RSV

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My youngest daughter was born just over a month prematurely.  Her birth was nothing if not eventful- she was a double footling breach baby, and between my arrival at the hospital and her birth, I think maybe 30 minutes passed?  I can't say for sure because I was under general anesthesia at the time.  She ...

Vick’s Behind Ear Thermometer Supports Baby Buggy Charity #BehindEar

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What do ears, baby buggies and the name "Seinfeld" have in common?  Well, that's easy- Vick's has a new Behind Ear Thermometer and in conjunction with it's release they are supporting a charity program- none other than Jessica Seinfeld's Baby Buggy Charity.  You can help support this effort, and it won't take but a moment ...

I gave my daughter some sage advice. I’m going to follow it.

Today, just like on Sunday afternoon, I took my 6 year old on the bike path with me so I could run.  I signed up for the O'Hartford race and have a month to get myself ready.  She loves to ride her bike, with one of her beloved dolls in the doll bike seat, so ...