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Life Is Messy With Kids

  Isn’t it amazing how much life changes after having a baby? Life with kids is often considerably less spontaneous and more scheduled – it requires a lot work and responsibility. But, it’s not all bad when you consider the tradeoff (i.e. the kids) and the fact that my life is far more organized than […]

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How To Keep Toddlers Safe in a Public Playground

Living in New York City, I visit public playgrounds on a daily basis, sometimes more than once. As a self-described “worrier”, this is not exactly my favorite activity with a fearless two-year-old. However, I am keenly aware that I can not keep my daughter cooped up in the apartment all summer and needed to find […]

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A Bad Parenting Day

Every once and a while, I have an awful day as a stay-at-home mom. Don’t feel too bad for me, as these days are thankfully few and far between. But a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day sneaks up and bites me when I’m least prepared. A runny nose, sore throat, sleepless nights, and four […]

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5 Life Lessons to Learn From a Toddler

Toddlers are complex little beings; one minute my daughter is fearlessly attempting a jump off the couch, and the next she’s afraid of her baby-sitter. It’s a complicated and BIG world to navigate if you are 36 inches tall, have been walking for less than a year, and still haven’t the slightest idea how to tie […]

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Why I Ignore Most Parenting Studies

You may or may not have read about the latest sleep study hitting the internet and morning shows, which states that two-year-olds and older toddlers might be spoiling nighttime sleep by napping during the day. I’m going to now address the giant elephant in the room and ask a question; the uncovering of this “mind-blowing” […]

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9 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pediatrician

You’re 8-months pregnant, ticking through the enormous to-do list you created and you’ve come to the next entry – Find a Pediatrician. Easy enough, right? There are hundreds upon hundreds of qualified pediatricians in New York City, but I had to start somewhere with a list of questions and priorities for my family. The questions […]

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