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I Know 13 is Weird

I know 13 is weird. I know some changes are happening at warp speed and some are taking their sweet time.

I Just Finished Her Baby Book

Fine, I'm not EXACTLY totally finished. There are slots in my daughter's baby book for photos that are sitting empty that need to be filled. I have to remember what she was given for her fifth birthday party, even though I could confidently guess "princess stuff" and "My Little Pony...

The Diaper Continuum: From Clean to Why Did I Reproduce?

After three babies, I've seen it all. And by all, I mean that there's a continuum that new moms don't know about as they head into the unchartered territory that is diaper changes.

Only Eighteen Christmases

Eighteen gets to be a gut-wrenchingly small number when you realize that’s the number of times you have to make significant memories with your kids.

Parental Empathy is Exhausting

I think that empathy helps make me a helpful, compassionate mother. But it’s also really freaking exhausting.

Puppy Surprise Is Everything Wrong With Maternity Care in America

The box invites you to see Puppy Surprise make weird panting noises. It is not the sound of a happy dog. It is the sound of a dog mid-panic attack.

I Bought My Teenage Daughter Plan B

I bought my teenage daughter Plan B. Then end. It’s no one’s business. She’s under 18 and made the decision to be sexually active.

Elopement Disaster Averted

Elopement is a terrifying word for a parent of a child with autism, and even more so for parents of children who lack verbal skills.

My Baby’s Growing Up

My baby is growing up. She’s gone from napping to texting, walking to playing club sports, learning to eat solid foods to cooking dinner for our family.

No Underwater Piano for My Kid

Underscheduled? My daughter looks at hobbies like a buffet—today she is on another ballet kick, last month it was pottery. She can't pick just one.