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Life With Toddlers: (Mostly) Lost In Translation

We’re reading Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington. . . Me:  Look, Annie’s making a bundt cake. Mac:  Mac wants to make a cake. Me:  You need a special pan for that kind of cake.  You should ask Mimi Aunt Carol or Grandma if you can bake one. Mac:  Mimi Aunt Carol and Grandma are going to make BUTT cake!!!
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Reluctant Mother v Preschool

Preschool. Just the word makes my stomach flip. My kid isn’t even two years old yet, and already people are asking me about preschool?! Am I the only one who thinks this is insane?   Why are people so obsessed with picking the “right” preschool? It’s PRESCHOOL. Preschool is now a place where kids are wait-listed and tuitions rival that
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The Thorny Devil

Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling great.  In fact, I hadn’t been feeling great since Monday.  I had been managing to plow through, but yesterday, I asked my Husband to get home from work early since I just needed to SLEEP.  A lot.  And sleeping is rather difficult with a toddler.   My Husband did come home.  He took excellent care of
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My Secret Parenting Shame

Every woman who has EVER had the pleasure of the plague that is pregnancy has propped herself uncomfortably in her 25-pillow nest on the bed and dreamt of the control she will regain when that little bundle of joy is finally evicted. I won’t let my child eat things off the floor. I won’t let my child sit in a
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