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17 Reasons Why Raising a Toddler Is One Helluva Workout

Raising toddlers can be … shall we say, hellish? Hair-raising? Exhausting? Wine provoking? From the DIY to the defiance to the daily drama … it’s challenging, on a good day. There’s many reasons you’re out of breath sometimes. It’s grueling … Continue reading

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The 50 Steps of Mommy Morning Mayhem

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you have to dodge more kid land mines than you should have to in an entire day? When all is said and done, there’s smashed banana smeared on the carpet, pee-soaked … Continue reading

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Why Compassionate Care Is Way Overdue

There are remarkably poised women in this world who unknowingly reach right into my soul, grab it, and shake it up. They’re the ones who lock eyes with adversity and stare it down … turning it into a positive through … Continue reading

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Hot Baby Names Are Pretty Cold (If You’re the One Saddled With Them)

I am proud my son is number 46 on the mid-year list of most popular baby names. Technically, he’s not even ranked on Nameberry’s list—his legal name is Alex, not Alexander (which I thought was too stuffy for my offspring … Continue reading

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Quinoa Crack

Guaranteed the only place you will find quinoa and crack in the same sentence is right here. Do a quinoa and crack search on Google and Mommy Dish will own it. YES! Anyway… Have you ever tried a dish at … Continue reading

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Obituary Revisited: My First Motherless Mother’s Day

As I approach my first motherless Mother’s Day, I feel compelled to rewrite my mom’s obituary. When my exquisite, brilliant mom died six months ago, I was numb with overwhelming and debilitating grief. I had so much to do to … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Fun

I get up with Alex at 6:30 a.m. every Saturday. Every week I think that will change, that he will sleep later, but it doesn’t happen. I have no idea why I don’t accept my reality. He remains our resident … Continue reading

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Boston Is Stronger

One year ago today, the great City of Boston changed forever. I remember feeling numb with fear as I watched coverage of two bombs exploding near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. The cheers were silenced by chaos. … Continue reading

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Let It Go! Top Five Reasons ‘Frozen’ Is for Boys, too.

An anonymous Michigan dad feels his wife is “setting his son up to be beat up for the rest of his life” because he’s having a Frozen-themed birthday party. I think the kid is being hurt more by his chest-thumping … Continue reading

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Saving Face: I Had Basal Cell Carcinoma

It all started with an innocent-looking pink bump near my jaw line. Maybe a zit, I thought, though I am not prone to those (don’t hate me for clear skin; remember, I‘ve had a black cloud stalking my ass for … Continue reading

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