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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:55

Catching up (01-27-2016)

Over the weekend I saw 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' which allowed me to pick up my nearly-revoked nerd card and continue on my merry way as a happy geek don't worry, just in case there is still someone out there who hasn't seen it, there will be no spoilers here. But it was awesome. I cried entirely too much at points where you aren't necessarily supposed to cry like the opening credits. But whatever.

This is also the soonest I've seen a new release since the kids were born. It hadn't even hit the second run yet. Well, it probably would have if it had been any other movie. But it wasn't. It was still playing everywhere. That's another point in my favor.

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Tuesday, 05 May 2015 20:42

Hush

Everyone says 'terrible 2s' except for moms who have 3-year-olds. It's an ill-kept secret that 3 can be worse and it has been. It's no cake walk for the kids either. Being 3, you're in a tricky spot, you're old enough to know how parts of the game are played, but you're missing crucial pieces to the puzzle. And worse, the people who know the game don't have a rulebook; heck, they don't even seem to know what they're doing half the time.

After all, explaining to your toddler that the American Academy of Pediatrics says screen time should be capped at two hours per day doesn't avert a tantrum. And the AAP also seems a little short on advice on what to do when you have three people yelling at you because 'Mighty Machines' is over and you're not letting them watch a third.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 16:58

MYOB

Facebook treated me to an article from Jezebel about a woman who caught some flak for not breastfeeding. Thing is, she apparently had breast cancer and ended up with a double mastectomy, during which all of her viable breast tissue was removed. If the procedure was done properly, no milk will come.

This didn't stop people from telling her all about the benefits of breastfeeding. And encouraging her to try. Seriously.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 22:04

Guilt trips

By the time this hits print I'll be back from my business trip. Three days and two nights. I will have left Sunday in the morning before the kids get up and I'll be home Tuesday night, likely after they go to sleep.

Boy am I nervous. I mean, I've gone on a trip before. I wrote about it and everything. I had a lovely evening away from the kiddos and partied with my now sister-in-law. I had a fabulous time. But this is different for a few reasons.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013 22:24

Good taste

Meal time. It's a source of stress, I'm not going to lie. But it's also a source of creativity. Because when you have two thirds of your children eating with gusto and the remaining third deciding that you are trying to spoon feed her grim death, you start to flex your creative muscles. After all, a lot is riding on them eating their vegetables. It's like an epic battle of wills. And since I don't have a lot of willpower in the face of screaming, I resort to underhanded tactics - like spinach in the oatmeal. 

But one thing I've noticed since I picked up this parenting gig two years ago is that my repertoire of recipes is ever expanding. We're talking leaps and bounds. 

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