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Parenting Through Pain

When I became a parent, I had already been babysitting for over a decade, nannying for six years, and playing the role of World’s Best Aunt for five. I had read parenting books cover-to-cover before even getting pregnant. I had grilled my… Read More

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Fake It Till You Make It

I’ve heard before that when feeling insecure in a new job you just have to “fake it till you make it.” But I seem to have mixed luck with my attempts—especially in my role as a parent. Mostly, I just end up… Read More

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Surviving Parenthood

If you knew what was involved in parenting, would you still go back and choose to do it? I’ll be honest, most days I would say, "no." I would say that I’m clearly not cut out for this. In fact, parenting isn’t… Read More

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Overcoming New Parent Anxieties

The words “new parents” and “anxiety” seem to be synonymous. If you Google the phrase “parent anxiety,” you’ll see titles such as “49 Parent Fears And How To Ease Them” and “Top 10 Fears Of New Moms.” As a relatively new parent… Read More

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What My 5-Year-Old Taught Me in My Darkest Moment

Recently, my husband and I welcomed our third daughter, Sailor. I can’t tell you how excited I was to be pregnant—and even more excited to have another girl! (One day I’ll write a blog post about people who say, ‘Oh, I’m so… Read More

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Are People Without Kids Happier?

I read an article from 2016 that said people without kids, in the United States, are way happier than people who have kids. Because you are reading a parenting blog, I’m assuming you are one of those people with kids and this… Read More

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Parenting Dangerously Close to Empty

I love to live on the edge. At least that is what I tell my kids when they are all frustrated with me. I am that person. That person that drives until the “E” light in my car has been shining at… Read More

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How to Protect Your Marriage from Parenting

For many, parenting can be tough on a marriage. For around 30 years, researchers have studied how having children affects a marriage, and the results are conclusive: the relationship between spouses suffers once kids come along. And why shouldn’’t it? We stop… Read More

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If You’re a New Parent, You Might Be Asking What You Have Gotten Yourself Into?

When you have a baby, your world changes in an instant, and you may begin to wonder WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO? We all start out with a picture of what we think family should look like. Then we actually have… Read More