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Losing the Baby Weight

Bye-Bye Baby Weight

It was only a matter of days, maybe even hours, after both my kids were born that I was looking for signs of my baby weight melting off. Once my uterus had returned to normal size and I was no longer retaining fluid, I was left with twenty pounds to lose. Losing twenty pounds seemed […]

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A Life Lived In Pictures

  I recently attended the memorial service of a close family friend who had bravely fought but lost a long battle with illness.  What amazed me most at the service was not the number of people who came to pay their respects (although there were hundreds) or the variations in the types of people (she […]

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Please, Pet the Big Dog!

My fiancé and I have three dogs – all Labrador retrievers. I adore them all equally, but for such different reasons. Like human siblings, my pups might share lineages, but their personalities vary widely. As a dog mom, I, of course, don’t have a favorite pup. Lenny, the youngest, is the best at cuddling. Miranda, […]

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I’m a Contributor … Now What?!

When I first saw a post about a search for contributors to a new local site for moms, I jumped at it. I always fancied myself a writer, even though I have never had much of anything published except for a few “Letters to the Editor” and one “Mailbag” blurb in People magazine. But I […]

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The Case for Worry-Free Potty Training (1)

The Case For Worry-Free Potty Training

Potty training has to be one of the most frustrating parenting seasons, especially for those of us with strong-willed children. As a first time mom, I wasn’t quite sure how to tackle potty training in the most efficient and effective manner. It was a constant game of two steps forward and 9,459 steps back. The […]

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