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  • Friends, We Need to Sleep! (And Here's How I'm Doing It)

    You were up late last night. And the night before. And the night before that. I know, because so was I, and I saw you. 

    Not in a creepy, stalker sort of way, but on Facebook. And on Twitter. And maybe on Instagram and Pinterest, too. 

    What on Earth were we doing up? It was 12:30, and we were putzing around and gabbing like we were still in college. It was fun, don’t get me wrong, but we are not in college anymore. Nothing tells me that like the wrinkles around my eyes and the fact that a simple hangover now lasts for three days. 

    We are tired—so tired—and yet we can’t seem to drag ourselves into bed until the wee hours of the night.

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  • How to Entertain an Infant

    Babies are adorable and awesome and snuggly. 

    You could spend all day staring at them. And in the beginning, you do. Happily. But then, you realize that you can’t simply stare at them all the time, and for the love of God, what do you do with them all day long? 

    That’s probably the question that I get asked the most as a mom and as the creator of this site. Because we all know how we’d like to fill a day around nap time, but our little ones usually have other ideas. 

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  • Little Miss Independent Made Mommy Cry

    Well, to my credit, I didn’t actually cry…but I came close.

    I took my 13-month-old daughter to a mommy-and-me music class last Thursday. We had taken one in the spring, and it was such a lovely bonding time—just the two of us, without big brother siphoning off any of the attention. Even though she was only 8 months old at the time, she absolutely knew that it was special time for her, and she loved it. She was wide-eyed and enthusiastic, and she’d alternate between excitedly shaking those little shaker eggs and snuggling into my body as we sang songs. 

    So I high hopes for the fall semester.

    What went wrong?

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  • Friday Favorites: Vitafive Vitamins and a Coupon for You!

    I am tired. So tired. I feel like this is kind of redundant because I’m a mom and you know that already. 

    But here’s why I’m bringing it up (again): Because for one full week, I looked great. My skin was glowing, my under-eye circles had faded, I had more pep in my step and—dare I say—I looked younger. Yep, I’ll dare to say it: I looked younger. And it certainly wasn’t because I was suddenly getting more sleep. My 13-month-old is currently in the throes of teething, after all.

    No, it was because I was trying out an ingenious combination of vitamins: Vitafive’s Beauty Pack

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  • Parenting: Irony, Puke and Silver Linings

    Less than an hour after I hit “publish” on a post about unexpectedly perfect parenting days, my daughter started puking.

    And she kept puking for the rest of the night. I got maybe two hours of sleep, and for a full 24 hours, our apartment reeked of an unholy combination of Clorox and vomit.

    I had to laugh, because if I didn’t, I’d cry. Things like this always happen, don’t they? After parents have a wonderful day or an awesome epiphany, the universe always seems to smack them down to size....

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