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6 TOYS FROM CHRISTMAS I WANT TO PUNCH IN THE FACE

Boy was I a sucker this year.  A toy commercial would come on while I was fixing dinner and inevitably the kids would want it on their list.  "Easy!" I say to myself walking over to the computer and hitting purchase from Amazon, patting myself on the back with one hand while flipping an organic ...

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THE UNEXPECTED 1ST TRIMESTER {A MIM TALK}

"She did not" I'm staring at one of my best friends with eyes wide open, encouraging her to say more with a playful smile.  She's recounting an incident that occured last Friday night. It's one of those lunches you've planned and reluctantly cancelled twice, and you remember why they are important to keep after the first couple of minutes. ...

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KEEPING UP WITH KRISTIN: THE BEGINNING OF THE END, A 3RD TRIMESTER EDITION

Just feed me and tell me I'm pretty. It's almost the END of January which means I am officially in my last trimester of pregnancy and the countdown has begun.  Wait, who am I kidding I've been counting down since I first threw up.  The New Year has proved exciting so far.  I skied pregnant, you ...

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“YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TOOTH!”

We've been on "Operation Lose First Tooth" since Kindergarten started in September.  Who has and hasn't lost a tooth seems to be a hot topic among 5 & 6 year olds.  (It reminds me of the 6th-8th grade talk of adolescent firsts like kisses and bras and periods.)  When the bottom right front tooth became ...

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MAMASTE SATURDAY (WIN A SCHWINN JOGGING STROLLER!)

A couple of Saturdays ago Safety 1st invited me to a really fun event called Mamaste Saturday at a local Boston yoga studio, Bikram Yoga Boston.  Although I'm a certified yoga instructor and prior studio owner, it's been years since I've taught.  These days I'm more of a "let's squat while cooking dinner to burn ...

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