10 Rules for When Your Wife Becomes a Mom

April 1, 2014
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I had forty weeks to transition into being a mom. At the first sound of that steady woosh woosh, the thump of a flat tire that was our son’s heartbeat, my heart got in sync with his.   My husband, on the other hand, didn’t experience the reassuring taps of a baby who was running […]

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For the Days When You Lose

April 1, 2014
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Do you know those days when—although nothing went “wrong”—you still feel like you lost? Failed. Came up short. For me, those days look like every other day—school drop-offs and pick-ups, a handful of bottles for the baby, a round of Candyland in the afternoon, the bedtime rush. I may have taken a tone with the kids […]

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9 Tricks for Making Amazing Pizza at Home

March 31, 2014
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If there are two things I can do in life, it’s pizza and banana bread. And maybe tomato soup. Over the last eight years, I’ve devoted a lot of time to perfecting the art of homemade pizza, and I figured I could save you some trial and error by passing along what I’ve learned. Besides, what […]

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What I Learned in March

March 28, 2014
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1. We live in a beautiful place. When I get discouraged about how hard it is to settle down in the Bay area (because of the insane real estate market), it always helps to get out and explore. We had a pretty glorious March, so we really lived it up on the weekends. (You should come […]

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My Favorite Children’s Book You’ve Never Heard Of

March 24, 2014

Isn’t it amazing the emotion a children’s book can carry? I can already tell that when I stumble across Harry and the Terrible Whatzit when my kids are grown, I’m going to break down in tears and then hopefully RUN to read it my grandchildren. :) It’s a thrilling little story of a boy who believes […]

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Warnings & Tips for the Soon-to-Be Mom of Many

March 21, 2014
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Does our oldest son’s mind look sufficiently blown in this picture? I think that’s right about how every mom feels during her first month of having two, three or more kids. :) Right after I had our third baby, I wrote this post with tips on making it through the first weeks with a newborn […]

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The One-Dimensional Mom

March 18, 2014
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Right now, I am one dimensional to my children. To them, I’m the woman who assembles their lunches and listens to their stories and shampoos their hair (even though they despise it). To them, I’m the woman who likes to retreat to a quiet room and (gasp) can remember the days before the internet. Their […]

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