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All My Bags are Packed

I am taking a solo trip to Florida this weekend. Mostly, it’s to visit family – my grandmother specifically. She’s at the root of at least half of my whimsical childhood memories and lately, I haven’t been able to visit with her as often as I’d like. I am so…

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Remember That Thing I Said in College? I Still Mean it…

I have a very vivid (and cringeworthy) memory of being in college and casually saying the following to a friend: “I wish that there was just a magic pill I could take that would make me feel drunk instantly, without actually having to drink anything.” Her response? “That’s called “drugs”,…

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50 Ways to Lose Your Lovie

The littlest Bandas turns two today and in celebration of this huge milestone, I decided to rip off the great Paul Simon and pen an ode to Archie’s most prized possession. His lovie. Or as he refers to it, his “Buh Buh”. 50 Ways to Lose Your Lovie “The problem…

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5 Ways I Won’t Lose Myself in Motherhood

I am sitting at my dining room table right now, while the raining pounds on our skylights and my boys play happily with their cousin, who is visiting for the morning. We’ve been bouncing from indoor activity to indoor activity since the boys woke up at 6am. We’ve colored, we’ve…

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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Have More Kids
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7 Reasons I am Not Having Any More Children

We run a man-to-man defense in our house. Two kids. Two parents. Someone’s hitting? Dad takes the offender, Mom takes the victim. Neither one will go to sleep? Mom’s on soothing patrol, Dad cleans the kitchen. We call it the divide and conquer-ish method. It may not be perfect, but as…

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I Wish My Kids Could Live in Throwback Thursday

Being a kid in the 21st century should be a blast. Cartoons are available 24/7, there are healthy foods that actually taste semi-good and you can ride to and from school on your very own hoverboard! Okay, well that last one may not be true, but because Back to the Future…

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