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Formula Feeding 101

Formula Feeding 101

It doesn’t matter what your personal views on breast/formula feeding is, the fact is that we are exceedingly lucky to live in a time where we have a safe, nutritional alternative to breast feeding that babies can and do thrive…

Mom of One – Crap I’m Tired of Hearing

Mom of One – Crap I’m Tired of Hearing

I have one kid. A six year old daughter that I adore. No we don’t plan on having anymore. That was always the plan and it hasn’t changed. And, for some reason, everyone seems to have an opinion about that….

Kids Today. They Don’t Suck.

Kids Today. They Don’t Suck.

I know you’ve heard (read) it. There is a good chance you’ve even said it. Something along the lines of “Back in my day….” and then a little quip about how things were soooo different when you were a kid….

Babies and Bottles. A Mother’s Guilt Trip.

Babies and Bottles. A Mother’s Guilt Trip.

Breast is best right? Yes, except when it isn’t. I know, we’ve all been over this a million times. There are absolutely benefits to breast feeding for both baby and mom. But we also know that sometimes there are other…

Let Yourself Just Be OK

Let Yourself Just Be OK

I have a good life. And lots of things to be thankful for. But I would be lying if I told you that my life is awesome or that it even remotely resembles the life I imagined I would have….

Less Threats. More Promises. On Not Being THAT Dad.

Less Threats. More Promises. On Not Being THAT Dad.

Yes some people think this is funny. This whole “overprotective dad” thing makes my skin crawl. I have a daughter. She has a dad. A dad that 100% adores her. I can’t think of anything he wouldn’t do for her….

What Will You Do With Your Leap Day?

What Will You Do With Your Leap Day?

This year my 28 year old sister in law gets to celebrate her birthday for the 7th time! It’s kind of a big deal for her. For most of us a leap year just means an extra day in February…

8 Myths of Motherhood

8 Myths of Motherhood

I was 38 when my daughter was born. Yes I started late. The truth is that until around the age of 36 I was adamant that I was never going to be a mother. It just didn’t fit into my…

Everyday I Dream about her Someday

Everyday I Dream about her Someday

Someday I will take the bus and go to school like my big brother. Someday I will learn to drive a car. Someday I will go on a date and hold hands with a boy. Someday I will go to…

Family Planning with FIRST RESPONSE™

Family Planning with FIRST RESPONSE™

I can remember six years ago, right around the time we got married and started trying to start a family, like it was yesterday.  Making the decision to start a family is a huge one. I happened to be 37…

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