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Motherhood With a Side of Chardonnay

With Wente Vineyards

Being a mom is hard. Not that this is a new realization for me or anything, it’s always been hard – from day one it had its challenges.   The thing is, the deeper I get into this parenting gig, the more I realize how unbelievably hard it is (or maybe it’s just the terrible-twos, Read more…

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Adventures in Potty Training

Part One

So my kid has been intrigued by the potty (and the bodily functions associated with it) for a while now. He recognizes the sensations, he informs me when he has gone and needs a new diaper, he will sit on the potty himself. For the most part he shows signs of readiness for potty training Read more…

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Bye, Bye Binky – Peace Out Paci

breaking up with the pacifier for good!!!

We just celebrated a 2nd birthday in our house. We have officially made the transition from baby to big boy – a big boy who can actually have a full blown conversation, who can count to 10, who insists on feeding himself with appropriate utensils, who has a sudden curiosity in the potty (and actually Read more…

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5 Qualities I Want to Teach my Son

that are often overlooked!!

Raising kids is tough – we all know that. Raising them to be good, honest human beings is even tougher. Now that my son is turning into a little autonomous person I realize there are certain character traits I want to instill in him, even at this young age.   I have the usual qualities Read more…

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3 Parenting Styles I can Finally Stand Behind

...and I Dont Like Parenting Styles

“Parenting is kind of like IKEA furniture: It looks great on the outside, but actually getting it together is time-consuming, makes you instantly feel like an idiot and even though you may have directions, they aren’t very useful.” – (Toya Sharee, Madamenoire, 2014).   Well if that is not the greatest comparison I don’t know Read more…

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