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I Like Big Trucks and I Cannot Lie: The Brilliance of “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site”

Do you remember when in 2009 Donald Rumsfeld talked about the known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns? Never in my wildest dreams did I expect this to be foreshadowing to becoming a parent but, here we are, on a moms blog quoting Rumsfeld… Construction vehicles, their purposes, their prowess, their majesty, were all unknown […]

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Cheers to Non-Mom Friends: We Love You From A-Z

I love my mom friends AND am forever grateful for my non-mom friends. Many of these friendships have lasted decades. In the deluge of diapers and sleep deprivation and the pressure of learning how to raise a human, I know I have taken some of my pre-mom relationships for granted. In honor of National Friends Day […]

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Best Advice I Actually Used When I Became a New Mom

There is something about being a pregnant woman that silently solicits advice and [sometimes unwanted] touching. There were times it was too much but, for the most part, people seemed so hopeful for the new life and new family, that advice was very well-meaning and usually helpful. I had the luxury of working in a […]

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