10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Having a Baby

This video is spot on! Seriously, all expecting and new parents need to watch it! Have a tissue nearby because...tears! Lots of tears! … [Read more...]

8 (Stupid) Modern Parenting Trends

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Warning: This article is part of "The Edge" series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. :)I was born in the 70’s. There was a lot of smoking and no car seats during that decade. My Halloween masks were plastic (not BPA free!) and it was hard to breathe out of them. I made mud pies on … [Read more...]

Why Five is the Best Age Ever

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My littlest guy is five years old, and although he would be quick to correct me that he is 5 AND A HALF, I think he is at the best age ever.He is my 3rd so I’ve run through the gamut with all ages up to ten years old so I have a little experience with which ages are good and which are a little more…shall we say, challenging. Hello, 9 years old!As I was dropping off my … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Soothing a Newborn

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When you bring a baby home from the hospital, we like to joke that it is a "stunt baby" for the first two weeks. The baby is barely awake, and since you are in new mom bliss, you wouldn't mind that adorable little newborn cry anyway. After the two week mark, babies wake up...and they let you know it. If you are blessed with a perfect angel of a baby, lucky you, but most of us … [Read more...]

Motherhood Is…

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Motherhood is a work of contradictions. It is a unique and solitary experience in many ways, but it’s also universal and common among us. We are painting our own pictures with various techniques and brush strokes, but each canvas shows families, struggles, triumphs, failures, and consumed hearts. We comprise the unique working parts in a machine of continual progress that … [Read more...]