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When it All Goes to Plan

Aaah. The Birth Plan. I admittedly have a complex relationship with this whole concept, given that my first birth plan would have been better used as bird cage lining than anything resembling an actual, it-will-happen-this-way “Plan.”

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The Tiny Comedians Among Us

Remember that TV show “Kids Say the Darndest Things?” It was such a wild success because there has never been a truer statement about raising children.

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We Remember

Rising from a site that has known the deepest sadness, has felt the gravity of unfathomable loss.

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Are We Giving Motherhood a Bad Name?

This past Thursday I woke up at 6:30 between four pale pink walls, shivering underneath a paper-thin polka dot sheet, with Wedding Ariel (for beginners, that’s The Little Mermaid after she’s no longer a mermaid–#sellout) wedged between my hip and the mattress.

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Maybe the Best Prank Ever

Natasha Aponte “Tinder pranked” a group men in Union Square, summoning them all with a right swipe, telling them to meet her at the landmark for a date.

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The Good-Enough Mantra

Frequently on this blog and on my social media channels, you’ll find me making fun of myself. If anyone out there is keenly aware of her faults as a mom and person, it’s me.

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Just Wondering, How Does Your Partner Show Up?

Andrew has found the biggest way to step up and help me feel half-human again during the day. And it’s just by doing this one thing: He wakes up in the morning with the baby and allows me to get an extra hour of sleep.

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