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Maternal Instinct and Why You Don’t Need a Reason for Your No

Mom Gut. Maternal instinct. You have it. Trust it. I loved this article by Michelle Martin of the Huffington Post. It speaks volumes about emotional intelligence (EI) and how our culture tends to undermine it. Emotional intelligence/instinct are not necessarily the same, but they’re comparable. Here, I’m primarily referring to maternal instinct; however, the reason […]

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Prenatal Ultrasound: Friend or Foe?

“It could be nothing … or it could be … something.” With those words so casually mentioned by my doctor after a recent regularly scheduled prenatal ultrasound, I was tossed headfirst into a place of uncertainty and anxiety.  This one phrase caught me completely off guard. Perhaps it was the way the doctor brought it […]

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Motherhood and the Illusion of Balance

Last week, I got home from work after an overnight shift to learn that my daughter had thrown up just a few minutes prior. The nanny filled me in on all the details, and my first thought was “Man. I missed it.” Which is, admittedly, a strange way to react to vomit. Nevertheless, there I […]

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The Pros and Cons of Parenting in the Age of the Internet

  I have heard lots of older adults marvel at baby carriers, fancy double strollers, and other baby gear that they would have appreciated in their day. Parenting now is a lot different than in generations past. The biggest difference in parenting (in my opinion) is the Internet and technology. I have a love/hate relationship […]

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“The Summer List” or How I Limit My Kids’ Summer Screen Time Without Losing my Sanity

The days are quickly approaching where my sweet school-aged children will be released from school for the summer! Home with me. All day. Every day. And a little secret: I love it. I love not having to set my alarm. I love eating dinner in our swimsuits outside by the pool. I love family movie […]

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