Listen To Your Mother! No, Really!

April 16, 2014

I had a wicked rant brewing in my head earlier today and I just can’t post it now because YOU GUYS! LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER! No really. That’s a thing you should definitely do is listen to your mother. And another thing you should definitely do is come and see Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta […]

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The First of Twenty

April 14, 2014

Joshua turning five was a big deal, for me and for him. He will proudly tell anyone who will listen that he’s five years old, spreading out each of the fingers on his right hand and waving his open palm at them, as if they can’t possibly know what he means without the visual aid. […]

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Tomorrow You Are Two

April 8, 2014

Dear Emma, Tomorrow you are two. The other morning, I brought you to bed with me and you fell asleep after nursing. We snuggled up and I breathed in the smell of your hair and fell back to sleep alongside you. For a brief moment, I was taken back to the early months of your […]

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Navel Gazing…Is that lint?

April 7, 2014

I’m doing that thing where I set a timer for myself and I feel compelled to tell you guys that I’m only giving myself 20 minutes to write this so that you don’t judge me when it’s not perfect. Where’ve I been the past week or so while I haven’t been blogging? I’ve been navel-gazing. […]

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Oral-B Disney Timer App (Sponsored)

March 31, 2014

This paid post is brought to you by the new free Oral-B Disney Timer App as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. When we first discovered that Joshua had sensory issues with an oral aversion component, brushing his teeth became about more than just good dental hygiene. It was a way to break […]

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Joshua’s Superhero Birthday Party

March 24, 2014

Joshua just turned five, you guys. Five feels so huge! It really feels like just yesterday I was planning his Super Mario Super Birthday Party but no, nope. I was recently tasked with planning a FIFTH birthday party. When I asked Joshua to pick a theme for this year’s birthday, he asked for a Superhero birthday […]

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Tomorrow You Are Five

March 21, 2014

Dear Joshua, Tomorrow you are five. When you wake up, I’ll give you cupcakes and ask you what you want to do with the day. You’ll say “play Mario Kart Channel” because you’ve been waiting for this day for a year. Five. There’s something about this birthday that feels so much bigger–more–than the others. It […]

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Stop It With the Victim Blaming.

March 19, 2014

Remember when I wrote that little post about How to Tell if a Kid’s Show is for Boys or Girls? Let’s expound upon that a little, shall we? Rarely do I ever respond directly to the posts of other bloggers, particularly those known for writing linkbait posts they know will go viral. Just as viral […]

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5 Things Children Need From Parents

March 12, 2014

Any time a new movement hits the Internet, conversation inevitably erupts about the soundness of said advice. When the #banbossy campaign hit Facebook, I saw chatter on both sides of the argument, but what I saw most of all was a disconnect about what, exactly, our boys AND our girls need from their parents. While […]

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Disney Side at Home Celebration: Calling All Characters!

March 2, 2014

Growing up I was a Disney kid. Sharing my love of Disney with my children has been a fun perk of parenting. When the opportunity to host a Disney Side at Home Celebration hit my inbox, I signed up, crossed my fingers, and waited. We were chosen. Our party kit arrived and our evites were […]

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