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This First-Time Mommy’s Sanity Was Saved With A Camera

My first baby was one that the books (and my pediatrician) referred to as ‘spirited’.  What that really means is from the moment they are born, IF they are awake, they ARE screaming.  ‘Spirited’ is not to be confused with colic.  Spirited hangs on much longer.  She also never slept for more than 2 hours at a time (often 45 minutes) for months and months.  Even as an older baby, she didn’t sleep well and was crying most of the time.  It wasn’t a ‘something hurts’ cry, it was an ‘I’m pissed’ cry. READ MORE

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  • How To Raise A Math-Phobic Child

    I’ve been dreading this day since before my children were even born. One of these days, I thought, my kids are going to find out about me. They’re going to discover I suck at math....

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I'm So Vain

    I’m So Vain, I Probably Think This Post Is About Me

    Recently, I divulged to a friend that I had undergone a cosmetic procedure several years ago, a secret that I had only revealed to a small group of inner circle confidantes.

    She shrugged, seemingly not fazed in the least by my confession. “Well, you’ve always been vain,” she commented casually.

    Naturally, I was taken aback by her remark, not to mention a bit hurt. I did not think of myself as vain. Vain people, especially women, are villainous, self-obsessed and narcissistic – willing to stop at nothing to maintain their physical appearance, even if it means killing close family members that rival their own beauty. (See Snow White and possibly many other fairy tales…) Certainly I was no two dimensional cartoon character, but the exchange forced me to examine my own thoughts on what it meant to be proud versus conceited and where that line was drawn. READ MORE

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  • Go Speed Racer, Go!

    Not long after my daughter started walking after her first birthday, I dubbed her a hummingbird on crack. Her third birthday is coming up and nothing much has changed except she’s gotten faster. My head spins when I watch her race fro...

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    And That’s When I First Knew My Mother In Law Was Crazy

    Hindsight. It’s an amazing thing. Hindsight transports me back in time and allows me to travel through twenty years of marriage all over again. With hindsight (and an oversized box of wine), I’ve been able to zero in on the...Read More
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  • Demystifying Tamales

    My first tamale initiation happened in 2003, when I met a friend in Colorado who could make tamales in her sleep, blindfolded. Her name was Candelaria, and she happened to be from the same state in Mexico my husband was from, Dolores Hidalg...

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  • Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake

    This cake is eggless and it’s so much better than the box cakes. Trust me, I never thought I’d say that. A crispy layer forms on the top of the cake and it is oh so good! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups white sugar
 (turbinado sugar for Vegan) 3 ...

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    Confessions of A Late Bloomer

    I am a late bloomer.

    I always have been. Each year on my birthday I receive a phone call from my mother to remind me of how long it took to get me out of her uterus. “Oh, I remember where I was [fill in the birthday blank] years ago!” she clucks. “Enduring 10 hours of labor trying to give birth to you! God, I thought you’d never come out.” I thank her for the call and suggest she send an ecard next year. READ MORE

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    And we were totally unprepared for what happened next....

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  • Spare Bedroom Studio

    Looking for a special baby shower gift? These delicate treasures are sure to be something precious and unique. The SpareBedroomStudio creates beautifully hand crafted eco friendly origami mobiles. The shop owner Cailtin Legere Fitzpatrick c...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Post-Adoption Bitterness

    Post-Adoption Bitterness

    How many times have you heard someone say admiringly “girlfriend is totally rocking that angry, bitter thing?” How ‘bout never? Lately, I’ve recognized bitterness in myself. It feels funny, like shoes that don’t fit but that I’m wearing anyway. I...Read More
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  • Writing A Book is Like Having Your First Baby

      If you have been reading the blog for awhile, you know that I’m in the process of writing a book. I was recently part of the anthology called The Mother of All Meltdowns, but even before that, I had started to write a memoir about...

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  • A Chocolatey Introduction To Raw Food: Choco Chip Bites

    I love food and like to try different things so I decided to dive into raw food. I wasn’t really sure what to expect and my husband thought I was off my rocker....

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    Watching Television With My Husband… Always An Adventure!

    If it weren’t for my husband’s need to hold a clicker and constantly bounce around channels we would have long ago cut the cable cord and watched television programming strictly through a service like Netflix or Hulu. As it is,...Read More
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