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Pretty much the second I posted about Teddy’s obsession with Elmo, his interests swayed almost completely towards the movie Trolls. I’m pretty sure there’s a first-time-mom lesson in this NOT to buy a whole bunch of themed toys and clothes whenever your kid is interested in something. All 17,000 Elmo objects in our house have…

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Hey remember that time I swore off making myself crazy with Pinterest-worthy children’s birthday parties? Well, that was before my 19-month son fell head over heels with Sesame Street, and in particular, Elmo. He dances and gets all excited and races towards the TV when you sing any of the Sesame Street songs. He brings…

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Don’t do it. The end. But seriously. Just try and avoid it at all costs. Because last weekend my husband and I braved the 7 hour drive to Sugar Land to see my parents and it was epic. We had the snacks, we had toys upon toys upon toys, we had the iPad juiced up with…

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Millenial Mom LifeHacks

I’m a little (read: a LOT) new, and later to the game than some to this whole parenting thing. The last time I was around a baby for more than, say 45 consecutive minutes at a time, was when I was seven and my youngest sister was born. She’s now 25, so I’ll let you do…

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I’m a big fan of the Timehop app. I love seeing the memories, but yesterday’s throwbacks really had to make me laugh. Could these experiences be any more diverse? 2012: I had just moved to Wichita Falls, but was still commuting back and forth to Houston twice a month to see my PR clients. Four years…

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Why do we do these things to ourselves? Last week, Teddy had his 15-month checkup, on the day he actually officially turned 16 months. His growth measurements were a little wonky, but he’s generally growing healthy and happy and everything. But I obsess. I’ve always worried about him being on the small side. My whole family…

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Grinding Through Teething

I have a 15 month-old at home, which means we’ve been dealing with teething for approximately…. 37 years. It feels that long. In parenting, it feels like there are so very many gray areas. And even though many parents fervently see them as black and white, it’s still hard to know what’s “right” and what’s “right…

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