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I’m a Damn Good Mom. So are You.

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve come across quite a few blogs wherein the mom-authors fess up to their mediocre parenting skills. I’ve seen these on the Huffington Post and shared all over Facebook, and I admire the authors’ … Continue reading

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How Not to Spend My Birthday

For three years in a row, I’ve ruined my own birthday by being mopey and melancholy. Part of the problem is that I feel pressure to pack in as many fun things as possible so that it feels like I’ve … Continue reading

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Bear Hugs

While we were in Western PA over the holiday weekend, we came across this in one of the stores we visited: (Don’t ask.) Upon seeing these two bears in mock-action, Jude turned to me and said: “Look, Mommy. Those bears … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving with My Mini-Me

When I was pregnant, I worried about how I would feel about my baby after he arrived. “What if I don’t love him?” I said to my mom in confidence. “You’ll love him. You’ll see,” she said. “How do you … Continue reading

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Zombie Run Recap

On Saturday, my running buddy Karin and I took part in the Phoenixville Zombie Run. It was my second 5k this year–and ever–and it was crazy fun. Before last January, I was NOT a runner. I ran out of necessity … Continue reading

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So Much Cuteness: Halloween Edition

Despite his love for Mickey Mouse, Jude was so uninterested in trying on his costume for Halloween this year that I was sure he would refuse to wear it at his school’s parade. I waited by the fence with all … Continue reading

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All Together Now

Today, when I dropped Jude off at school, the teachers and the other kids were enjoying circle time on the carpet. The lead teacher had just finished reading a book, and the little ones were requesting songs. Jude dutifully took … Continue reading

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