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Mom Tribes After The Baby and Toddler Years

When I first approached the subject of mom tribes I was missing my California life, specifically my life as a mom of babies and toddlers. I was missing the camaraderie that comes from new motherhood, the swapping of baby food recipes and how-to’ s of potty training. I was missing the park meetups, long stroller […]

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Big Dreams to Make Mom Life Easier

“And when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist   Mom life is hard. I think we can all agree on that. I mean, it’s wonderful and precious and probably not one of us would give it up for all the magical naps in the world (well… J/K, we […]

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The 5 Pregnancy Classes I Wish They Offered

With pregnancy comes ten months of prepping. We buy pregnancy books to learn how our body is changing, we scour the internet for articles on the best baby products and we take countless classes on breastfeeding, breathing and more. However, with all these resources, first time parents are held at a disadvantage from the start. […]

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A Costco store in Carlsbad, California February 28, 2012. REUTERS/ Mike Blake

Costco, I should hate you — but I CAN’T!

I’m trying here, Costco. Really, I am. I want so much to hate you, and on paper, that should be easy.  I mean, after all: I thought Target was bad, but YOU. You are the $8.79 (if we’re lucky) impulse-buy Green Mile. – Flowers? Just this once… Fig bars? Almost healthy… A new bathmat? You’re right, mine […]

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Down With “Should”

Dear “Should”, I am so over you. “Should“. You are a burden. You are intrusive. You are the source of Mommy Wars and exhaustion, laughably high standards and soul-deadening guilt. You are wearying. You are unwelcome. “Should“. I am so much more than your bleak message. We moms are strategic, intelligent, purposeful, caring, giving and raw. […]

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