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DUCT TAPE: when you just can't afford a baby sitter.

When you have a child who doesn't fit in the so-called typical box, who walks to their own beat (or jumps or skips), or who just sees the world in ...

Here I am, confident in my abilities as a parent, comfortable in being my children's speech partner, trusting in my intuitions as a mother, and yet… there ...

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Paying the “going rate” blindly or proudly isn't doing our babysitters any favors. If this resonates with you, please share the article with your ...

It feels like, for the first time in about four years, I'm breathing again. Or, more accurately, like I've taken this big, deep breath and finally, ...

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Some people would call me crazy (I'm sure some people think it). And at times, I might fall a bit into that crazy side… or at least, just crazy for the ...

... but I was prepared to take on the responsibility of raising a child with someone I loved. What I wasn't prepared for, was how lonely being a young mom ...

Lucky for me, my children have not yet figured out that they can actually ask to buy stuff here. Wonder how much longer we can pull that one off.

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Thanks, Lindsay (and family), for EVERYTHING. We will miss you.

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Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats can reduce traffic fatalities by at least 80%.

We also stayed two days in Butte, Montana so I could sneak in some research in between the needs of my kids. Butte, you're asking? Never heard of it.

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With both of us working close to full time, we constantly felt like we hadn't done enough. Not in an “every mom feels guilty” sort of way, but in a “we are ...

Our time in Chicago is coming to an end as we relocate to Michigan for a job opportunity. I will miss Lucky Lil Darlings/Bell Family Company tremendously.

I'm embracing this weird summer (which mostly involves embracing last year's weird summer) in part by looking at lots of Luella's baby pictures and reading ...

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When I first heard about this, these “language bursts,” it was from our speech pathologist (the person who coaches me with Kate and her language).

My initial reaction to realizing I'd be taking Luella on her first flight by myself was “What a fantastically terrible idea!”, quickly followed by “BRING IT ...

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Also, lately Judah has become more particular about how things are done. Isaac always just gives me a look and says “he's your child”. I think I'm offended.

We met up with my dear friend Sandy and let our kids wear themselves out jumping on the bouncers and playing mini golf. They used to be our next door ...

I also received an eebee hand puppet. Max adores him, and he is quickly becoming a plush favorite. He loves to chew on eebee's hair.

Then you take the duct tape and stick it over their mouth. Problem solved.

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This is the question I'm struggling with right now, especially as the new school year starts, as new routines and schedules get hammered out.

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IT'S JUST GAS.

With everything I've got going, life is a bit crazy at times. Raising two young kids (late-talkers to boot), homeschooling, not to mention my own writing ...

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It's been a wonderful couple of weeks. I am so grateful for all the time we've gotten to spend with our amazing friends and family.

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Also, lately Judah has become more particular about how things are done. Isaac always just gives me a look and says “he's your child”. I think I'm offended.

If you have young children, hire a sitter or set up a sitter-exchange with your friends, family or neighbours. romantic

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I should feign humility, but I'd really like to think that if I have any skills at all (besides making babies) it's traveling with kids.

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I thought I'd need a little more time to emotionally prepare to take her on a plane, far away from the medical care we know. But the Googling spun out of ...

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I should feign humility, but I'd really like to think that if I have any skills at all (besides making babies) it's traveling with kids.

Sloppy Jenn may have been more emphatic than necessary, but it's sort of true. I found some weird life loophole where I really can “have it all”.

I'm realistic: I know that uncomfortable situations will continue to arise. And we (Luella, myself, and awkward-maker) will survive.

I'm good. Excellent, even. I can barely remember how it all felt, even though I know I'll be back in that resentful, irritated, grieving spot someday.

Duct tape is truly amazing. It's so powerful and so versatile that many, not foolishly, believe that it can do just about anything.

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We take a weekly music class, a gymnastics class, and a fitmomma class, and the other two days are usually filled with playgroups. I squeeze in the grocery ...

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(that's alright though isn't it (insert crazy face) I do share her with my husband I guess haha who is a fantastic dad!

Well, I'm not sure if I have helped, or actually convinced you to not travel until your kids graduate. So, if you get brave, may we see you in the clear ...

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We had my mum come stay a week and help us to celebrate our little guys first birthday. Which I must say, nailed his cake. First birthday Mum cake win.

For one friend it looked like her boyfriend loved her so much he wanted to know where she was at all times. For another, a kind man who just wanted to take ...

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It was a HUGE hit with him when we gave it to him this morning. I have a feeling we will be reading this book a whole lot!

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Then it was on to Texas to see my family. We took a little trip to Austin, TX for a long weekend. We went to an awesome indoor play place (hello A/C) ...