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How to Stay Sane (and Even Have Fun) When Dad’s Away

Evening is approaching and the natives are getting restless (i.e. hungry, whiny, increasingly prone to assaulting one another). And guess what? Dad is working late/out of town/fill-in-the-blank and you’re managing this circus solo up through bedtime. Before you start silently cursing or take a large, frantic sip of wine, why not view this as an […]

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childhood milestones

The REAL Developmental Milestones I’m Waiting For

  With three kids ages 5 and under, including a young infant, I’m deep in “milestone-tracking” territory. Checkups seem to be checklists more than anything else, as my kids continue to develop into humans who might have some hope of surviving without my frequent assistance. Certainly, these accomplishments—walking, talking, self-feeding—are hugely significant for my offspring. […]

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10 Ways a New Mom Is Like a Toddler

When a new baby arrives, many moms feel anxious that the constant demands of the newborn will create distance between them and their older child. Rest assured, that phase is temporary, and your expanded family will soon find a new balance. And in the meantime, new mama, take comfort in the fact that you and […]

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Parent Trap

The REAL Parent Trap

Congratulations, you have a baby! You are about to experience overwhelming love and wonder at the miracle that a real, live human baby really did just emerge from your body. You are also in for a whole lot of exhaustion, unexpected surprises (shield yourself when changing that diaper!) and, unfortunately, frequent self-doubt and anxiety. Whether […]

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