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May 22, 2017
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How To Hit The Ground Running As A Multiple Parent

For those multiple mams caught up in the never ending cycle of feeding, trying to catch the elusive thing that is sleep, remembering to eat and being somewhere deep in survival mode I won’t insult you by saying hang in there. There are a few things that I learned along […]
May 21, 2017
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My So-Called ‘Fake’ Birth

Did you have a natural birth? If there is one question since my children were born that continues to irk me and sometimes I will admit upsets me every time I hear it it’s this. I see this time and time again in parenting forums, articles, social media, birth announcements etc. […]
May 21, 2017
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How I Read 50 Books A Year (While Keeping My Child Alive)

Reading is one of the habits of highly successful people. The benefits of reading are evident: gaining new knowledge, reducing stress levels up to 68%, improving memory, developing the verbal ability, improving focus and concentration, and boosting your imagination and creativity. As Dr., Seuss said: “The more you read, the […]
May 20, 2017
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Why You Should Never Say ‘They Sleep Well’ Out Loud

It starts with the “oh my god the baby/babies have slept 4 hours in a row, cue two babies who refuse to nap, sleep the following day, causing copious vats of coffee being drank as you struggle to keep your eyes open. But, sure, it’s ok, you are on maternity […]
May 20, 2017
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Let Them Be Bored

As common as beach trips, ice cream, and BBQ’s is the familiar sound of children everywhere saying, “I’m bored.” In a world where “busy is better”, some parents tend to rush to fill their children’s time with activities to keep them entertained. From screen time to camps, clubs, and classes, […]
May 19, 2017
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I Locked My Two Year Old In Her Room

It was three in the morning. We were going on night #4 of dun-dun-dunnn sleep training our daughter to sleep in her own bedroom. Four nights of often-interrupted-very-little-sleep. Four nights closer to insanity. A wailing cry woke me. “Woke me,” I should say. Because, really, I was semi-comatose. The world […]

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