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The Things I Forgot: An Ode to Mom Brain

I have an amazing working memory. I can hold a myriad of appointments, medicine dosages and current trends in speech language pathology in my brain, without batting an eye. Actually, wait. I had an amazing working memory. But it’s gone. I forgot. Up until recently, I didn’t believe in “Mom Brain”. I…

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The Top 4 Lies We Tell Our Children

I like to think that I’m a pretty forthright person. I believe that honesty is an important action, in which all human beings should elect to participate. Sure, I may fudge the truth a little here and there:    I love your new haircut! It’s total JLaw. Definitely not reminiscent of…

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Day 1,950: It’s a Jungle Out There

Day 1,950.   I open my eyes in the bleary light of the early morning dawn. All is still. I am thankful for the new morning, but tremble at what this day may bring. Another dislocated joint? My sustenance strewn on the ground and wasted before I am able to…

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The Nap Time Even Mighty Mouse Couldn’t Save

Sometimes at nap time, I slip back into my pajamas and crawl into bed. Now I know, as a responsible mother, I should use this time to be productive by doing some kind of housework, meal-prep or sun salutations on my perpetually unused yoga mat, but some days, it’s all…

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Road Trip Realizations Courtesy of Popeye’s Chicken

My family and I were hours into our summer vacation when we decided to stop for some roadside cuisine at a TA rest stop, which boasted both a Subway and a Pizza Hut. On-the-go dining with a non-meat-eating mother presents many a restriction, but at this particular establishment, we could…

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Kelly Bandas: What’s in my (Diaper) Bag?

I love trashy magazines. You know, the good kind of trashy magazines: UsWeekly, Life&Style, InTouch. The kind of trashy magazines that take care to remind me that celebrities are “just like us”, while simultaneously making my life seem cheap, boring and fat. Totally worth the $3.95. Despite all they do to break down my personal sense…

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