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Deconstructing Toy Story and My Kids’ Perspectives on the Missing Dads

One Saturday morning following our weekly movie night, which featured the original Toy Story, I asked my kids for their perspectives on the more mysterious parts of the movie. The three Toy Story movies build on the premise that toys, in the absence of humans, come to life and have adventures of their own. The […]

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Vermont Childhood Milestones

Vermont Childhood Milestones – Keep Track of those Brave Little Moments

In the Green Mountain State, we measure parenthood in Vermont childhood milestones. When you have a baby, some well-intentioned friend or relation will likely give you a lovely embossed journal to keep track of “precious firsts”. Also, you might download an app for your phone that takes month-by-month progress pictures formatted to fit your Instagram […]

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Tired Mom

Tired Moms Sometimes Have Meltdowns and That’s Perfectly Okay

I’m a mom and I’m feeling tired. Quickly realizing, after having kids, telling people you’re tired is redundant. Moms with kids get it, and women without kids just don’t. I no longer tell people I’m feeling tired because it’s fruitless. Of course I am feeling tired. I have a 2-year-old and a 1-year-old. They’re in constant […]

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