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Baby Wipes Shortage: a Solution

If you’ve got a baby, like me, and they tend to poop in their diapers, like mine does, then you need a safe easy effective way to clean that poop off their rear-end (and thighs, and back, and everything else…) But with Covid-19 running rampant and preppers getting ahold of the last package of baby […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex…and Gender

“We only believe in two genders,” is a little bit like saying, “we only believe in Great Danes and Chihuahuas.” There are obviously hundreds of other breeds of dogs, but that belief system only allows for the validity of the two breeds that are most opposite to each other. Saying “you’re either a man or […]

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Not Another Personality Test: The Enneagram

“What’s Your Type?” Like, your enneagram type…any number 1-9 could describe what drives you, and either or both of your wings help clarify your unique mixture of personalities. Lost yet? I was too, but when I began to discover the genius of the enneagram, it quickly became an obsession of mine. And now I see […]

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Play with me, Mama!

We hear it a thousand times a day. It’s always in the middle of a chore or right after we sit down with a hot cup of coffee. “Play with me, Mama!”  Why is it that that phrase can fill me with so much disdain? Why is it that I can feel so irked at […]

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How to: Survive a Sick Baby

My 3 month old got the chicken pox. And despite people’s encouragement that it’s better to deal with at a younger age, it’s pretty tough to get through any kind of viral infection with an infant for a few key reasons: Stuffy nose + feeding (breast or bottle) = difficulty feeding, very frustrated baby, ineffective breastfeeding and […]

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Am I a Bad Mom

15 Questions Bad Moms Think

Am I a bad mom for putting my kid in preschool full time? He’s too young for that much time away from me. A better mom would know that about her child. Am I a bad mom for staying home with my kids instead of putting them in preschool? A good mom would make sure […]

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