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What We Bought (and What We Tossed) for Baby No. 2

One of the most daunting tasks for first-time mamas is researching a never-ending list of baby products. I remember the neurosis very clearly – in fact, the first time I set foot in a Babies ‘R’ Us, I almost hyperventilated. There was just so. much. stuff. The second time around, I thought very little about [...]

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Life With Two Kids: Still in the Weeds

Where we last left off, my second son had joined our family. Fast-forward nearly nine — NINE! — months, and my little baby isn’t so little anymore. Frankly, I thought it would be way easier by now. I knew I would just have to muddle though those first few sleepless months, and then wait for [...]

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Feeding My Spoon-Hating Baby: Whatever Works

My first son adored purees. Within a few days of introducing them, he was gobbling down entire containers of fruits and veggies and whining for more. Frankly, I liked spoon-feeding. It was fairly easy to limit the mess, I knew my kiddo was getting a nutritious introduction to solids, and purees made feeding on the [...]

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The Things I Said I’d Never Do as a Mom

We all have a list like this, right? The things that made us roll our eyes with righteous indignation, elbow our friends and hiss, “Look. Look at that. I’ll never do that when I have kids.” Riiiight. Feast your eyes on my shattered parenting ideals, people. I said I would never … … Let my [...]

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Help us welcome Baby Y!

Last week, Papa Y and I added another member to the Yo-Yo family. Meet Baby Y (2.0): Snug as a bug He arrived two days past his due date and was a beefy 9 pounds, 10 ounces and 22 inches long. Given his size, I’m so thankful delivery went smoothly. Interestingly, the nursery nurses insist [...]

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Being a Part-Time WAHM: A Reality Check

Taking care of Little Y is my full-time job, but I’m also a freelance writer and editor. Other moms often seem interested in the logistics of making a buck while being the primary caregiver for a kiddo or two, so here’s a rundown of how I balance things – or don’t, as the case may [...]

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Preparing for a Sibling: Toddler Transitions

Toddlerhood is full of those heart-wrenching “My baby isn’t a baby anymore” moments – and now that we have another kiddo on the way, Little Y truly won’t be the baby of the house.  So here are some ways we’re preparing – and some things we’re deliberately putting off. Ditching the Crib Little Y has [...]

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