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People asked me if I’d come back after maternity leave. I laughed and explained to them that five weeks after my due date is our intern farewell event. Given that I had personally recruited, interviewed and helped hand pick...
  Potty training mamas... Can you relate?    1. You're late to an appointment or to pick up your older kids since your potty-trainer got on and off the toilet 10 times because she couldn't figure out if she had to poop or...
Sending your child to preschool can be so exciting for both you and your child. However, it can also bring some anxiety! One of the most important things to remember when you are searching for the right preschool is that...

Embracing the Yes Life

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Last night my daughter woke up from a nightmare saying “no, no, no.” As I held her little body in my arms, her head resting on my chest, she sank back into a deep sleep. I listened to her...
There is quiet in my house in this moment. Well, the dishwasher is running and the white noise in the baby’s room is on to keep her from hearing her big brother. However, there is a peace that only happens...
We have "that" dog. You know the one that is super naughty most of the time. The dog that isn't your best friend, but rather is always trying to figure a way to get the most out of every situation. You know the...
I had a lot of grand ideas about what I planned to do with my kid once he could walk. The outdoor actuality with a toddler was not yet realized, the anticipation was still fully intact. The great outdoors...

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