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Yes, You Can Call My Husband “Babysitter”

I was having a conversation with some mom friends and one of them made an upset remark about how someone asked her if her husband would “babysit” while she grabbed coffee with friends. My friend was angry at this person because they dared call her children’s father a “babysitter.” “So?” was my response. Oops. The whole group must have […]

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Dear Oldest Child

Dear Oldest Child, You have two little sisters who are needy and hold my attention most hours of the day. You help take care of the others – fetching diapers, picking up toys and often fixing your own toast so I can make a bottle. At a whopping six years old, you are the one […]

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Stop Telling Me “Breast is Best”

Breastfeeding sucks. There. I said it. I know, I know. “Breast is best … Do what’s best for the baby …” Well, what if I can’t? Not won’t, but can’t? I want this whole breastfeeding thing so badly. I (semi) successfully breastfed my two older children, but this third time, it’s different. It has gotten progressively worse with each […]

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{MMB Thankful Series} :: Thank You, Pregnancy

I’m so thankful for the miracle of pregnancy and birth. It’s what brings our amazing chil-dren into this life with us – a beautiful thing, right? In light of the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ve decided to compile a list of Thank You Notes to those nine month long pregnancy quirks and experiences we go through. Because […]

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It’s Time :: Moms, Let’s Do Better

I have a serious question. (This rarely happens. *wink*) When did it become okay to be late? Maybe I’m old-school or am just imagining it (I’m not.), but it seems these days it’s becoming more and more typical for people to casually stroll into meetings 10-15 minutes late, blow off dinner plans for an hour […]

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Introducing Kristin Funston

I don’t often get to sit down and think about where I’ve been. Heck, I don’t often get to think at all. Parenting Littles doesn’t allow for much mind-wandering, just a perpetual state of survival mode. But I’ve been given permission to, so here we go… If I was to sum myself into one word, […]

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