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10 Ways To Know You Aren’t Done Having Kids

Deciding to add to your brood can be a difficult decision, but luckily for you, I have devised a simple quiz to help you determine if you can expect a bun in your oven in the near future.

  1. While sitting among the ladies waiting for a pap smear at your yearly exam, you longingly look at the pregnant women and wish you were “playing for the other team”.
  2. When you hold someone else’s baby, your ovaries make a sound like a sad trombone.
  3. You have baby names picked out, and if someone on Facebook uses that name for their kid, you only refer to them as “name stealer” and “worst friend ever.” You also make outlandish claims that their baby looks like Winston Churchill.
  4. You have a secret board on Pinterest where you pin ways to announce the new pregnancy and birth. Plus you really want to have a gender reveal party because they’re just cool and they didn’t have those cool things the last time you were pregnant. Read More
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Infant/Toddlers
Angela Keck

Parental Amnesia

My children are no longer toddlers, or preschoolers.  I’m solidly in the teen and tween years here.  I remember my children being younger, or at least I think I do but the reality is there’s a lot of amnesia that happens once your children outgrow a phase.

I remember someone telling me that we can only relate to the phase our children are in now, and the one they’re approaching.  Everything else is a blur we vaguely remember some details about.  I didn’t believe it at the time (I had a baby at the time!) but now I totally get it!

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Infant/Toddlers

We are just a few months into the “terrible twos” and let me tell you, friends, one of us isn’t going to make it to three. If I were you, I’d put my money on the little one being the sole survivor.

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Infant/Toddlers

Similar to the difference of getting sick pre- and post-baby, there are striking differences when traveling pre- and post-baby. Of course, no one enjoys the long lines and inevitable delays that come with airport travel, especially around the holidays, but there is nothing quite like adding young children to the mix. Read More

Infant/ToddlersLessons

My country is beautiful; it is one of the most biodiversified countries in the world; it produces amazing coffee and breathtaking emeralds. It does not get any seasons, being so close to the Equator, but it is blessed to have all the climates and weather the whole time, from the snowy Andes Mountains, to the always-hot Caribbean coast. And it is a developing country. Read More

Infant/ToddlersMarriage
Flicksters

Baby Box

Watching American TV shows was one of the only things my husband and I had in common about our childhoods. We grew up in very different neighborhoods, were interested in different things and didn’t speak each other’s languages until our early twenties.
While we’re both Europeans, he is French and I am Finnish, and there’s about 1500 miles and a big change of mentality in between. Read More