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Raising My Biracial Babies While Living in Vermont

Raising kids is tough. Give birth to a child who is biracial or mixed race in Vermont, and things get a little more interesting. I’ve always been filled with questions. I question the weather, my relationships, myself as a mom, as a wife, as a friend, my insecurities, my religion, my political stance, my education, partner, sense of self, […]

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Cultural Appropriation at Thanksgiving: My Daughter and Chris Hemsworth

  A few weeks ago, my secret boyfriend, Chris Hemsworth, shared an Instagram photo saying he stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who are fighting against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). Now there’s plenty to talk about in terms of the DAPL, and it’s well worth educating yourself on this issue, but what caught […]

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Taming the Tiger Mom

Taming the Tiger Mom

I keep making the same parenting mistake over and over I need desperately need to learn to stop. I need to teach myself to quit being such a “tiger mom” before I end up seriously harming my kids. Already I can see that pushing my three year old son to write his name ended up […]

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Ditch the Nursing Cover While Breastfeeding!

Ladies, can we all just agree on something? It’s time to ditch the nursing cover! You know the ones I’m talking about; they look like a strange miniature apron. And they even come in different colors and patterns so you can coordinate them with your outfit. To use one, you sling the string around your […]

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Please Stop Body-Shaming My Baby Girl

My baby girl is barely four months old, but she’s already the size of a six month old. She weighs about eighteen pounds. At her last check up, she measured above the ninetieth percentile for both height and weight. She is a very big baby.  Her thighs are each made up of three soft rolls […]

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Stop Mom Comparison

A few weeks ago I took my daughter to a friends house for a playdate. Little did I know that playdate would turn into an evening of tears. Not my daughter’s, but mine. We arrived in good spirits. The morning went better than usual. The kids were in something other than pajamas, teeth were brushed, […]

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