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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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The Four Stages of Planning a Birthday Party.

BC (before children), I did not realize that the first few birthday parties of your child’s life were not about the kids themselves. No, no. These parties are all about the adults in the room. Bonus points if your party is Pinterest-worthy. Moms may mislead you – really, the bounce house seems like it was rented […]

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Do You Have a Work Spouse?

Work spouse, work husband, work wife… According to Wikipedia, a work spouse is a phrase, mostly in American English, referring to a co-worker, usually of the opposite sex, with whom one shares a special relationship, having bonds similar to those of a marriage. Confession #1: I have 3 work wives. Yes – 3! That’s what […]

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Roll Tape: Highlight Reel Now Playing

Does anyone remember the old “brag books” our parents and grandparents would carry around? They were filled with pictures of their family?  Or even the old picture sleeves that came in wallets which people actually used?  (Hence the reason for the term “wallet size” on those school picture order forms!)  The pictures in these books […]

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Dress Up Day Despair

I love school.  I love all types of school – public school, homeschool, summer school, private school – all of it.  The school supply aisles in July and August make me giddy. I suppose it has something to do with my life before kids when I was a school teacher. It was a fantastic job and I […]

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5 Kinds of Friends Every Mom Needs

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was teaching school in a classroom exclusively for kids with autism. One of my co-workers was an experienced mom of three kids, two of whom were twins. She wasn’t only a wealth of knowledge but a source of inspiration. She helped induct me into the “mom […]

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