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How I Got My Toddler Back On Books After She Got A Taste Of Screen Time

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Eight clever and creative ideas for making reading time as fascinating as screen time.
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There Are 10,000 Acceptable Reasons To Throw A Mom Tantrum; Here Are 5

It’s mama’s turn to break some shit.

Your meltdowns never made any damn sense. They were the product of your immature squirrel brain. My mama freakouts, on the other hand, make hella sense.

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Talking To Toddlers About Death And Poultry Is Unnerving

My kid, who turned three the day after Mary the duckling died, wasn’t old enough to get any of it.

My kid, who turned three the day after Mary the duckling died, wasn’t old enough to get any of it. Yet talking to toddlers about death is part of life.

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5 Ways Your Kids May Be Trying To Destroy You

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What seemed like it might be a super fun adventure is suddenly exhausting, terrifying, and sometimes downright dangerous.

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Why You'll Never Find Me Co-Sleeping With My Child

In my house, co-sleeping is a hard no.

When I check on our daughter before heading to bed myself, I have to do a quick scan around her full-size bed just to locate her. She is almost never remotely close to where she started out. But she is almost always upside down, head jammed up against the wall or her footboard, stuffed animals scattered like confetti all around her.

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Why Is Nobody Talking About The Horrifyingly Terrible Threes?

Would I relive the entirety of her year as a three-year-old just to revisit all that divine curiosity, joy, and chaos that I know I’ll always miss? Hell no. That’s a hard no.

Whoever is responsible for coining the term “terrible twos” and leaving the entirety of the threes out of the equation is sitting at the very top of my sh*t list. Because a little warning would’ve been nice.

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Parenting Mistakes: Giving Kids Too Many Choices

As toddlers, they want their own way 100% of the time — that’s their primary objective in life.

For years my partner told me that I gave my kids too many choices.

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I'm Finally Ready To Lose The Baby Weight

Even though I’m ready to let go the baby weight, the baby weight isn’t ready to let go of me.

To be honest, it’s exhausting, and I am ready to shed this pesky baby weight once and for all. I mean that literally.

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Warning To New Parents: You May Not Like Every Phase

Some tips on what to do when dealing with a child phase that is not your fave.

So, it's likely you won't love every stage your child goes through… and that’s actually okay.

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Parenting Ideals, Meet Toddler

Toddlers will challenge the high ideals of even the most committed of parents.

Parenting my daughter through toddlerhood is sometimes amazingly rewarding. Her personality is emerging and I see the conversation and friendship that will hopefully fill our lives when she says things like, “I’m really proud of you, Mommy,” or “You’re my best friend.” Other times, when she blatantly refuses to obey, I seethe.

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