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Earn money to try free diapers

Did you know the average grand total of diapering your child for 3 years is 4,469 diapers!? That equals over $2,000 on diapers alone! I’m glad those diaper days are behind me, but I feel the pain of my parent friends who are…

It’s the PINK-honest truth

This is a sponsored post in a really good way. Please read on: Moms do a lot of things they don’t REALLY want to do. For example, I don’t REALLY like to fold and hang up all the laundry that child can produce. I don’t like to spend nine…

Life lessons in Flashback Fridays

Thanks to this four year old photo which popped up in my “Facebook memories”, I got to reflect on some significant life lessons that I have sadly had to learn since it was taken. Four years ago today, wow. What a roller coaster we’ve…

The Curmudgeon Goes To Camp

The Cupcake is 7. This is the first year I decided to keep her “home” for the summer. I work from home, so it’s a true test of her independence -- and my patience. So far, we’ve front-loaded the summer with camps and other than her…

Our “conscious uncoupling”

I’ve never connected with Gwyneth Paltrow before I had the realization that I’m having a “conscious uncoupling” from my six year old. It’s not my idea, it’s the Cupcake’s. And don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled with her newfound sense…

Spoiler Alert: Where babies come from

I was just innocently driving home from soccer practice. “Mommy, how does the baby get into the mommy’s tummy?”  Thoughtful pause… “The Daddy puts it there.” (Why didn’t I say something about a stork, or God, or – look, there’s a…

First Day, First Grade

She did it. She started first grade. In a whole new school. Making all new friends. With an all new (to her) teacher. The old Princess Cupcake would have been a clingy, worried mess. We would have had a melt-down the evening before…
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