Tag Motherhood

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

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

10 THINGS THAT SHOCKED ME ABOUT MOTHERHOOD

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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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

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

10 ways I’ve become the parent I swore I’d never be

Last week, while my daughter and I were outside enjoying some sunshine before that ugly thing called winter arrives, we ran into a gal I befriended at the grocery store last Summer.Yes, I've been known to exchange digits with fellow moms after nothing more than a head nod in the produce department.A...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-03 19:23:40

What it’s like to travel with small kids…and why I don’t do it sober

As I sat sipping my over-priced, heartburn-inducing wine at 30,000+ feet on Friday morning while my toddler covered her seat with Dora the Explorer stickers, I was reminded of all those trips I did to and from Asia when I was in my 20s, and how I was always unlucky enough to be seated in the immedia...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-03 16:23:40

10 things that put me in a good mood

I'm having one of those off days today where my hormones are perfectly aligned and nothing, not even a combination of the Terrible Twos AND the Trying Threes, can put me in a bad mood.Do you ever have days like this?They are very few and far between for me, but when they happen, I wish I could captu...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-03 08:23:40

20 tips & tricks for dealing with a sick child from moms I trust

It's official.Cold and flu season has arrived, and the germaphobe in me wants to crawl into a hole with a jar of Nutella, a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and a case of wine, and not come out until spring arrives. But we all know a case of wine isn't going to last me until May, let alone March, so I'...Read More

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

How the terrible twos are improving my marriage

Do you know what I'm sick of?The Terrible Twos.Now, I came to the realization a long time ago that all of these temper tantrums we've been experiencing could be avoided if I let my daughter rot on the couch watching YouTube videos all day, but because I value things like safety and personal hygiene,...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-03 05:23:40

Mean comments aren’t always a bad thing

A few months ago, when my husband was traveling and I'd had a little too much wine, I wrote a post about motherhood and friendship, and how the 2 don't always go hand-in-hand.I was nervous about posting the piece because it was so different than my usual, light-hearted banter about silly things, lik...Read More

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

My kid embarrassed me in front of my mother-in-law. Again.

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I've put some serious work into cleaning up my blog over the last couple of months.No more stories about my boss.No more lists about my mother.And no more swear words.It was hard work. Very hard work. But now that I'm the mother of an impressionable 2-year-old who...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-02 22:23:40

This post is about tampons. And Karma.

When I was a junior in high school, my geometry teacher was a little out to lunch.He never told us to shut up when he talked too much during class.He turned a blind eye when we openly discussed the answers to his tests.He never reported any of us when we skipped his class.And we all loved him.A lot....Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-02 12:23:40

The best drugstore makeup & tutorials for frugal moms

Few things make me as happy as watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, but most of the videos I watch use high-end products I simply cannot afford, and while I still learn a ton of tips and tricks along the way, I have wanted to gather together a few tutorials that use drugstore makeup products most o...Read More

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Dated : 2021-04-02 10:23:40

The day I knew Santa really existed

In 1983, when I was just 6 years old, my family celebrated our last Christmas with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins before moving halfway around the world to start our new lives in Singapore, and everyone went out of their way to make things extra special for us.My grandfather sang Christ...Read More

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10 sanity-saving tips for traveling with kids

In the last 6 months or so, I feel like I've become a pro at traveling with kids. Okay, that's probably an exaggeration. I mean, I only have ONE child, and she's never been on a plane for more than 5 consecutive hours in one day, but given the number of times I've traveled with my daughter on my own...Read More

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Dated : 2021-03-31 08:23:40

The secret to feeling well-rested and happy

Whenever we travel, I buy a stack of magazines at the airport, and by ‘stack of magazines', I mean at least six.Sometimes eight.Now, I know what you're thinking.WHO SPENDS THAT KIND OF MONEY ON MAGAZINES?But it's the only thing that keeps me from hyperventilating into a barf bag while I wait for t...Read More

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Dated : 2021-03-31 06:23:40

10 things I’d do differently if I was brave enough to have another baby

Yup.I'm talking about having another baby again.But I promise I'm not pregnant.Well, not unless someone poked holes in the Trojans over the Christmas holidays, of course. But that seems unlikely because a) I'm not overly motivated to get pregnant and spend the first quarter of 2014 praying to the po...Read More

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Dated : 2021-03-30 04:23:40