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When You Become A Mom of Two

Tucked away in the back corner of my mind sat a tiny seed of doubt. Thoughts about childbirth were bubbling to the surface and igniting a sense of fear within me. Unlike the first time, it wasn’t simply about coming home; this time I had someone waiting. I paused to watch her little chest rise […]

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Times Flies With Young Kids

One of the most widely used parenting phrases is time flies or some variation of it when it relates to raising children. Cliché as it may be, it is so true. It’s hard for me to believe my daughter is almost two and a half years old and is headed to school in September – […]

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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 You Can’t Put a Label on Motherhood

There is so much concern within motherhood today about what type of parent you are and the “style” you fit. Society craves neat, orderly, and tangible labels, “you belong here and not over there.” But motherhood isn’t neat or orderly, in fact it’s messy, always evolving and downright impossible to shove into a box. Granola Mom, […]

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