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  • Is a little TV really that bad for your kid?

    Saying children shouldn't watch any TV is just like a lot of parenting advice you'll receive: too extreme.

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  • Someone who doesn't mind the heat

    Well here we are. Nineteen days in a row of 100-degree heat. It’s been quite miserable, hasn’t it? Most summers in Texas are pretty miserable to this Minnesota-born girl, but even I have to admit this one has been especially bad. But the main question this span of 100-degree heat has me asking is, why don’t children feel the heat like us grownups? Or maybe I should ask, why doesn’t MY daughter feel the heat? It starts from the moment she wakes up in the morning. My d...

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  • Should babies be banned from first class?

    Here are some of my favorite tips for flying with baby in tow.

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  • Our first nights apart

    It’s still months away, but already I can tell when the day comes it’s going to be a tough step for me to take in motherhood. I’m sure there will be anxiety, sadness and even some second-guessing. But I’m also sure it’ll all work out just fine in the end. To what event am I speaking? The first night I will spend away from my now 18-month-old daughter. Many people probably think it’s stunning that this day hasn’t come already, after 18 months. But I ...

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  • A grandmother? At my age?

    Several of the mommy blogs I read made mention of a story that really hit home for me this week. According to The Sun (if you believe them), a woman from Romania, at the age of 23, became the world’s youngest grandmother. Her 11-year-old daughter gave birth to her grandson. Now, don’t worry. It didn’t hit home for the reasons you might be thinking. This is why: Last week I was strolling through a department store holding my 17-month-old daughter’s hand. A very ki...

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  • A little breast milk in your ice cream anyone?

    Wow. This gem of a story from the BBC is one that I hope gets updated with sales figures down the road. A London restaurant is serving a new dessert called Baby Gaga: ice cream made with breast milk. The founder of this treat is quoted saying, "If it's good enough for our children, it's good enough for the rest of us." Now I’m a huge supporter of breast feeding. My daughter was breast fed until we switched to cow’s milk at 11 months. But I must say, this is one bowl of ice crea...

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  • Cold and cooped up

    This born-and-raised Minnesotan, is never one to complain about the cold, snowy or even icy weather. In fact, I kind of love it. The snow, at least. So calming, so beautiful. But I’m starting to change my tone a little now that there’s a toddler involved in my life. Talk about cabin fever! After four days of our city almost shutting down due to the bad weather, I was just about ready to go crazy last week. I say this even though we left the house all but a day or two. One night w...

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  • Just getting to the gym is a workout

    Let me say it one more time: Thank goodness the holidays are over! Our family has been so happy to get back to normal. Back to our boring old routine. Back to weekends with no real plans. The best kind, where the three of us can decide what we feel like doing that day, and then do it. And another good thing, with all this extra time on our hands, we’ve finally worked the gym back into our routine. It had been months, I think, since we had made it there more than once a week. And once ev...

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  • Resolutions

    I've never been one to put too much thought into my New Year's resolutions. Half the time I hardly give them a second thought, if I make them at all. But this year, with a sweet, opinionated toddler roaming our house, I decided there was one worth making. Our 1-year-old has become a curious ball of fire lately. She's into everything, and whenever you walk past something in the house that's even somewhat interesting to the sweet girl, she points and whines. And she continues to point and whin...

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  • Nursing moms to miss out on health tax break

    I thought some of the other moms out there might be interested in this New York Times article, if you missed it in the Star-Telegram today. The IRS ruled that money from your flexible spending account cannot be used toward breast pumps or other supplies that help moms keep breastfeeding.

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  • First birthday

    We hit a milestone in our family last week: our baby turned 1 year old! It’s hard to believe how fast a year can go by. And it’s amazing how much can change in a year. We couldn’t imagine life without our baby today, and we can hardly remember what life was like before she was around. It’s been a fun year and things seem to get better each day.

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  • Separation anxiety

    I never complain about my daughter doing things to show me how much she loves me: putting her arms out to be held, smiling at me when I get her out of her crib in the morning, but there is one thing I could do without. Separation anxiety. She screams just about every time I leave her behind.

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  • Sick x10

    I’m lucky that I’m only now writing this post – 11 months after my daughter was born. But still, it’s not a fun one. For the first time since she was born, mom, dad and baby are all sick at the same time. This really has me thinking back to the days when it was just my husband and I, and we would lounge around on the couch all day if we were sick.

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  • Review: Thomas and Friends: The Greatest Stories

    Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories (Two-disc special edition) $16.98 What is it? This 2-disc set features 20 episodes of Thomas, including the very first. You also get bonus games and music to enjoy. Many of the different narrators and characters come along for this ride. What we liked: We found this DVD collection to be a great place to start your Thomas collection.

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  • Learning to swim

    Summer is certainly here. Maybe not technically, but temperature-wise it sure is. (Especially for this girl from Minnesota!) And nothing says summer more than heading to the swimming pool, so last week while our family was on vacation in Arkansas (more on that later) we took our 8-month-old daughter swimming for the first time.

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  • Book review: Maisy’s Book Tower

    Maisy’s Book Tower Lucy Cousins (Author, Illustrator) Includes four Maisy board books: Maisy’s Favorite Things, Maisy’s Favorite Clothes, Maisy’s Favorite Animals and Maisy’s Favorite Toys. $9.99, Amazon   These books have been a huge hit at our house. They’re colorful, educational and fit perfectly in teething baby’s mouth!

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  • Baby on my back

    This family is ready for a vacation! And luckily that's just what we have coming up in a few weeks. (If you consider a furlough vacation, which I do! Trying to think positive, anyway.) So we've been searching for an inexpensive way to enjoy our time off and decided to head to Arkansas' Mount Magazine State Park.

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  • Time to fly: Take 2

    Well, I’m about to set out on my second flight with my little one. Our first trip, when she was about 3 months old, went great. She snoozed the entire three-hour flight. We’re taking the same trip this time (to see her grandparents), but I’m actually more worried about her now at 6 months than I was for her first flight. And I didn’t think that was possible!

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  • Looking for a class...

    It’s never to early to start learning in the classroom, right? So I’ve been thinking that since summer is just around the corner, it’s a perfect time for me to start hunting for a first class that my 6-month-old daughter and I can take together.    But which do we pick? I’ve found a few music classes that would work.

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