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Tri’ing to Mom

by Kelly Carmena on

Whoever said the infant/toddler stage was the hardest stage LIED! Rewind four years, 2015, picture it. I was…well, four years younger (we’ll leave it at that), and a mother to a not yet one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.... Read full article

Are You a Drone Parent?

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What exactly a "Drone Parent" is. Take our quiz to see if you fit the bill.... Read full article

Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

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In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article

Mommy, I Don’t Quit

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It’s been almost five years now since I jumped on the fitness train. Six weeks postpartum from a very emotional pregnancy and delivery, I took to walking daily with my newborn daughter in tow.... Read full article

Family-Friendly Mardi Gras Parades

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Check out these family-friendly Mardi Gras Parades.... Read full article



Chasing Date Night

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After 11 years, two children, and every rerun of Law and Order, it had come to this: Date Night.... Read full article

Sign Me Up! I Quit

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Little League burnouts and what to do about them.... Read full article

Who Needs a Hot Meal?

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I go to take a bite of my food.  Just as the fork reaches my lips, my children ask, “What is for dessert?” They’ve finished their meal, and I’ve hardly had a chance to eat. It is lukewarm at this point which is how I’ve learned to eat my food.... Read full article

The Santa Club

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You may wonder when the Santa conversation should occur, but—like many other situations—it depends on each individual child and his maturity level. ... Read full article

Renita Williams Thomas

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When it comes to creating a to-do list, Renita Williams Thomas is religious about it. For her, being able to accomplish her checklist goals (at least 90 percent of them!) each day are what make her feel her best.... Read full article

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