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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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A Surprise Pregnancy: Emotional Differences

Just like my pregnancies have been night and day physically, they’ve been polar opposites emotionally, too. So follow me down this rabbit hole if you dare. It ain’t pretty, but it’s real. Little Y was very much planned. Like, taking-Clomid-and-stalking-Fertility-Friend planned. After I found out I was pregnant, I was the typical first-timer: I had [...]

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