My Mom Policy: No More Toy Bins

Have you recently found yourself in the home organization aisle at Target or, better yet, IKEA? Roaming and looking for solutions to house all of your kids' "stuff". The babies and Barbies and cars and Lego sets. The bottles and shoes and dresses that come with them, too. When your kids are little, there is …

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Here Come The Holidays, And More LOL Surprise Dolls.

Hey mama. I see you over there, under 25 layers of plastic scraps while your child is still gleefully can't-waiting and unwrapping the contents of that colorful ball. And Lord I pray it is not a Confetti Pop for the sake of your floors. Let me tell you, I can relate. I can relate to …

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Why Writing This—Right Now—Matters To Me.

Once upon a time I drafted about a half of a book titled, What to Expect When You Weren't Expecting. I wrote it just after I had my first baby, and it was about dealing with the (shocking, emotional, painful, vomit-filled) truths of pregnancy, and the gut-wrenching feeling of faking thrilledness for a surprise bundle …

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20 Things That Prove I Actually Am An Adult.

I am 31 years old, and 10-year-old me would've thought I was an old fuddy-duddy. However, aging is such an odd thing. As you get older you, of course, mature and your body fat increases and your skin elasticity decreases, but it all happens so subtly that you never actually feel like an adult in …

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Lift The Weight of Parenthood, One Piece At a Time.

I think we all could agree parenting and Lego sets have a decent amount in common. There are a bazillion pieces, some big and some small. If just one piece falls out of place, the whole masterpiece could crumble. There are multiple things to build, and multiple ways to build them. There are sometimes instruction …

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