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I was a defensive parent.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in judging others parents, parenting, Uncategorized | 6 comments

I read an excellent post this morning by Growing Up Geeky who admitted that when she was a new mom, she judged other parents. It made me think back to my new-mom days, and I realized something about myself. While I always tried very hard not to judge other mothers,* I usually assumed they were judging me. I also realized? I no longer care whether they are...

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Finishing the unfinished posts.

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in parental priorities, parenting, parenting a toddler, Uncategorized | 8 comments

I’m sure I’m not the only blogger who has piles of unfinished posts on her dashboard. A thought or a topic strikes me and I jot down a line or two to remind myself that I simply must share it with you when I have time. Sometimes I get back to them and finish them … sometimes I don’t. I cleaned out all of my unfinished posts last...

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I’m Ryan’s Mom.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in new mom, parenting | 6 comments

You know what’s a strange thing? To start referring to yourself as someone’s mom. I’ve been a lot of things in my life. A daughter, a sister, a friend. I’ve been a student. A baker. A reporter. A wife. I fell into all of those roles fairly easily. There has been a slight thrill with the newness of each one. After four years of...

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