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Babywise

Ok, I know this is controversial.  Some women swear by this book/method and others can’t stand it.  I, personally, love Babywise!  I used this method with my first son, who learned how to eat and sleep happily through the night with very few problems, and I intend to use it again with my second son. […]

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Let Go of Control

I am a perfectionist to a fault, and this was my biggest challenge when becoming a mom.  There is no “perfect” baby, outing, sippy cup, sleep schedule, or day.  No matter how much I planned,  I was always caught off guard as a new mom. “I used my spare pair of clothes already, and we […]

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HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 28:  Oscar statues are seen on the red carpet the day before the Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 28, 2004 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Can Mommies Feel Oscar-Ready in Daily Life

So, we may not be movie stars, but we are super stars!  Moms truly do have superpowers.  We can shower in less than five minutes, cook a whole meal for the family in one episode of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,”  and clean our entire house and do laundry during a one-hour nap!  We multitask and get […]

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The Truth About Breastfeeding

Okay, ladies, here’s the truth that no one tells you: Breastfeeding is hard. It can be uncomfortable—I mean painful and frustrating—while wonderful, all at the same time. When my first son arrived, I felt pretty prepared. I had all the clothes cleanly put away in his room, toys waiting to be played with, blankets ready […]

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Knit baby booties in gift box

No, I Don’t HAVE to Have a Little Girl

Baby girls are amazing! The cute dresses, the bows, the first dance recitals—the list goes on. But, boys are amazing too. I feel so much joy shopping for a cute little bow tie or taking my toddler son to soccer practice. The problem is not which sex has better wardrobe options. The problem is, there […]

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Monkey, year of the monkey 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!

I am pregnant and am expecting a little boy in April, who will be born in the Year of the Monkey – the Year of the Fire Monkey, actually! Normally, I don’t think much of Zodiac signs, but after living in San Francisco for many years, I have come to love the Chinese traditions of […]

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Father holding football and baby

How to Throw a Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Party

It’s that time of year again, Super Bowl, and if you are like me with a house full of sports fans, this is an exciting weekend! So how can you pull off a fun, not-too-stressful party for your friends and their kids? Gone are the days of just having beer and chips. We are grown-ups […]

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