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Nov24

Gobble.

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Happy post-Thanksgiving weekend! There will be no new post today, because Thanksgiving sucked my brain dry. My relatives were clamoring for foodstuffs with which to fill their mouth-holes, and I was the one assigned to do the cooking. I will be return to you next week, when I will be riled up over something other […]

Nov21
Best Baby Books, Pregnancy Journals and Family Websites: I never wanted to forget the first time they slept through the night.

Best Baby Books, Pregnancy Journals and Family Websites: I never wanted to forget the first time they slept through the night.

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I was not a cliched mother with 3 baby books for her first child and then no baby books for her second child. I had three baby books for my first baby and three for my second child as well, so I was the cliched mother who’s obsessed with tracking her child’s development. It’s not […]

Nov17
Because Mother Nature made bottles for a <i>reason.</i>

Because Mother Nature made bottles for a reason.

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Thank you, Delta Airlines. Thank you for finally taking a stand against the #1 scourge of the skies: nursing women. Last month a woman nursing her child was asked to leave the plane after she refused to hide under a blanket. She claims she was in the “next to last row” in the “window seat.” […]

Oct18

Because No One Likes An Itch

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Hello Amalah- I need your advice! Every year around this time, especially living in Minnesota, my skin gets very very dry. Not just dry, but to the point where I can SEE the dry, especially on my thighs? and my upper arms. I’ve been testing a plethora of lotions for daily use, but I haven’t […]

Oct17
Brusha-Brusha (Best Children’s Toothbrushes)

Brusha-Brusha (Best Children’s Toothbrushes)

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We have a very ‘forgetful’ tooth fairy who has been known to leave lost teeth under pillows for a couple of days before she finally staples a reminder to her forehead and picks up the teeth. Sometimes it seems like maybe the kids should leave their teeth on my pillow so the ‘Tooth Fairy’ has […]

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Oct12

Because Pregnancy Makes You Crazy, Period

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Amalah, I guess I don’t know what I’m really looking for, be it advice, words of support, somebody to tell me to snap out of it… these are all acceptable responses to this email. My problem is not really a problem at all, in fact, it’s wonderful, I should be overjoyed. I am pregnant with […]

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