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Beyond Seuss and Silverstein :: Celebrating National Poetry Month with Your Kids

April is National Poetry Month, encouraging a celebration and an appreciation of poetry. Many people think of poetry as stodgy, inaccessible, highfalutin accumulations of big words or mushy, gushy, love dribble. And when it comes to poetry for kids, many people think only excessively (and sometimes annoyingly) rhyming or sing-songy poetry counts. But poetry, with […]

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Does Facebook Think I’m a Bad Mom?

I post about my kid on Facebook a lot. So, it is no surprise that my feed is littered with parenting articles. Some of them are useful and interesting, and some even mildly amusing such as, “Try These Toddler Lunch Ideas” and “Three Easy Steps to Potty Train Your Toddler.” I read them occasionally when one […]

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Two Moms, One Kid, or Two? Fertility Challenges, Miscarriage, Finances, and the Struggle to Build a Family Part 2

Three years. Thousands of dollars. Surgery, ICIs, IUIs, headstands, and hope. (See Part 1 ) We wanted to have a child so badly. But none of it was working. Were we doing it wrong, was the timing off, or was I actually having fertility issues? After all, it was 3 years later, and I was […]

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Two Moms, One Kid, or Two? Fertility Challenges, Miscarriages, Finances, and the Struggle to Build a Family Part 1

In January, we, like many folks, take a long hard look at our budget. What the heck happened last year? How are we going to do better this year? We are looking at new strategies, new spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and tips for how to make dollars stretch so that we can be more financially successful […]

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