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50 things I loved about summer as a kid

About a month ago, we started having these 2-3 days stints where the weather was absolutely beautiful.Okay, "absolutely beautiful" may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it was warm enough that I didn't have to contend with trying to wrangle my 2-year-old into her thick coat, hat, mitts, and boots, so...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-07 01:23:40

Why I don’t sit on public toilets

I've been dreaming a lot about summer lately, which made me remember all of the trips we did when I was a kid.There was the road trip to Virginia (when I had to do my business on the side of a very busy highway), Pennsylvania (when my Mom had too many martinis at the hotel bar and puked the whole wa...Read More

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Tags : Road trips

Dated : 2021-04-07 00:23:40

7 reasons to celebrate the end of naps

We've had a lot going on over at the Ryan household this summer.Our first family vacation.Mornings at the zoo.Afternoons at the park.Failed outdoor sports programs.You get the idea.The funny thing is, despite the fact that I am not one for organized fun, I've had an amazing time this summer. Taking ...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-06 18:23:40


I didn't grow up in a particularly modest household.I saw both of my parents naked when I was a kid.We talked about anything and everything.And we were never taught to be ashamed of our bodies.But once we reached a certain age, some things, like the ones that happen in the bathroom, were always priv...Read More

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Tags : Playdate Potty training Potty training nightmares Toilet training

Dated : 2021-04-06 12:23:40

8 free (and easy!) weight loss tips that work for me

Every time I travel, I lose weight.And every time I get home and settle back into my routine, I put all of the weight back on. And then some.This has been going on since before I can remember, but since I used to do so much traveling, the whole lose/gain thing always seemed to balance itself out.But...Read More

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Tags : How to lose weight Losing weight Weight loss Weight loss tips

Dated : 2021-04-06 09:23:40

Getting my priorities straight

When I first got pregnant, I swore up and down I would never turn into one of those women who completely gives up on herself the moment she gives birth.And for the most part, I've made good on that promise.I drag myself out of bed at 5:30 am most mornings so I can go for a run at the gym.I never ski...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-06 08:23:40

Best parenting advice I’ve ever received

I don't know about you, but May 2013 did not impress me.At all.In 4 short weeks, my 2-year-old threw a fever, 2 colds, an ear infection, 2-year molar teething, and the beginning of the terrible 2s my way.And my husband, bless his heart, put me through not 1, but 2 man colds.But wait.It gets better.W...Read More

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Tags : Best parenting advice Parenting advice

Dated : 2021-04-06 03:23:40

10 reasons I have a love-hate relationship with being pregnant

Okay, first of all, HOLD ONTO YOUR UNDERWEAR, everyone.I'm NOT pregnant.And I'm NOT trying to get pregnant, either.Well, I might be participating in some extra curricular activities that could GET me pregnant, but my husband and I never play said extracurricular activities unless there's a goalie pr...Read More

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Tags : Pregnancy

Dated : 2021-04-05 22:23:40

Why you should never trust your toddler

A few weeks ago, I had one of those days.I got up at 5:15 am to go for a run at the gym.I raced around getting my daughter and myself organized for our weekly outdoor sports class.I endured 1.5 hours of running around with a bunch of 2-year-olds who refuse to follow directions.I raced home to make l...Read More

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Tags : Random acts of kindness

Dated : 2021-04-05 19:23:40

When children’s books are hilariously inappropriate

About a week after my daughter was born, I received a package from my mum's best friend, who lives in Australia. Linda has always been generous with my sister and me over the years, so I knew that package was going to be filled with nothing but awesomeness.And I was right.When I ripped open the brow...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-05 13:23:40

How motherhood changes friendships

Sally and I met during my last year of college, and developed a friendship that could withstand anything.Boyfriends, break-ups, girls' weekends, marriages, new homes, her divorce…You name it, we did it.But then I got pregnant and, apparently, I broke the rules.I'd often heard that motherhood cause...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-05 12:23:40

Why I don’t host playdates

I've never been much of a joiner.It just seems like way too much work.But after almost 2 years of engaging in next to no adult conversation, I was pretty ecstatic when one of my new mom friends scored me an invite to a weekly playdate one of the women in our neighborhood hosts every week.Now, I know...Read More

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Tags : Playdate

Dated : 2021-04-05 01:23:40

I bought new underwear

Before my husband knocked me up, I didn't own ONE pair of granny panties.It's true.All I had was a drawer full of sexy, lacy bras, thongs, and various other pieces of lingerie.And forget about pajamas.I slept in the nude.But then those pregnancy hormones kicked in and my body started expanding in wa...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-04 22:23:40

8 things that suck about motherhood

Last month, I shared a list of 10 things that annoy me, and I was pleasantly surprised with how many people responded with their own annoyances.And I was absolutely thrilled with how many other people have a hate-on for Bobby Flay.So I started thinking about all of the other things that annoy me, an...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-04 21:23:40

The worst mom-and-me class ever

When my husband and I started trying for kids, I never envisioned myself saying goodbye to the corporate world so I could spend my days yelling, "Swiper, no swiping!" at my TV over and over (and over) again.I just didn't think I was cut out for the whole SAHM thing.But motherhood has changed me in w...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-04 18:23:40

5 reasons I’m never potty training my child. Ever.

One of the things that has shocked me the most about motherhood is how, every time we settle into a good routine, something happens to shake things up again.Sleep regressions, teething, introducing solid foods, switching from formula to whole milk, daylight savings, colds, fevers, ear infections, mi...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-04 15:23:40


While I was reading through my Facebook feed while on the potty the other day (oh come on, you do it too), something caught my eye: one of my BFFs from elementary school had a baby boy!As soon as I clicked over to her wall to congratulate her, I knew I was in trouble. I read all of the congratulator...Read More

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Tags : Motherhood Parenting

Dated : 2021-04-04 11:23:40

Why you should throw your birth control in the garbage

Motherhood has been kicking me in the bum lately.During my daughter's 2.5-year check-up a couple of weeks ago, I told her pediatrician that she gave up milk shortly after her second birthday, and he made it very clear that I had completely failed her as a mother by allowing her to pull such shenanig...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-04 05:23:40

10 reasons mom-and-me classes suck

For the last several months, my daughter and I have been experimenting with some mom-and-me classes.We started with a very basic gymnastics class, and about halfway through the course, my daughter fell off one of the pieces of equipment and spent 4 days in a leg cast. So we dropped gymnastics and si...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-04 04:23:40

How to get your wife to have sex with you

On Saturday afternoon, I left The Hubs in charge of our daughter while I quickly ran to the store to grab a couple of things, and on my way home I started wondering why I don't go out on my own more often. But then I opened the front door to our condo and remembered.The place was like a scene out of...Read More

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Tags : Motherhood

Dated : 2021-04-04 00:23:40