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Giving Up the Giant Mommy Bag

So much of motherhood is transitioning from one thing to another for our kids. We transition from bottles to feeding soft foods to self feeding to full on use of steak knives and ordering for themselves at restaurants. We go from bathing them and dressing them to nagging them to shower to yelling at them […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving

  Mmmmm. Nothing says Thanksgiving dinner and a house filled with annoying relatives like the taste of moonshine! That’s right. Good ole’ fashioned back woods Appalachian liquid fire. The creepy uncle who no one has heard from in years suddenly shows up for turkey? Worry not. You’re covered with a festive apple-cinnamon flavored hooch. Long […]

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Oh Fudge! An Ode to America’s Nostalgic Confection and the Art of Childhood Failure

American lore tells us that fudge first made its grand debut at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, at a senior auction in 1892. Whether this is true or not will remain a mystery, but what we do know is that chocolate fudge is a confection that the U.S.A can call its own. Many speculate that its invention was […]

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Please Excuse My Appearance…

I often pray I don’t bump into anyone when I run into the grocery store. And if I do, I’d like to pretend to be Kristin Wiig during the airplane scene in the movie Bridesmaids when she slides down in her seat and sheepishly says, “Um no, it’s not me, I’m with him, I’m…I’m Mrs. […]

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