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“Don’t eat that off the ground, honey.” “But, it’s only been five seconds, Mom.” “Yes, but we are in a hog barn.” “I thought they had to poop in their litter box.” “Its called a pigpen. And, no, they pretty much poop anywhere they want to.” “Just like little sisters?” “Ah… yeah. Kind of.” What [...]

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Not a day goes by that I do not feel grateful for my children. In a way in which I will probably never be able to articulate well, I love them with ferocity. I love them wholly and deeply and cherish all the ways our lives intertwine, literally. A tangle of scraped up knees snuggling [...]

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I heard it many times before. Time flies. Treasure these moments. They grow up so fast. You will miss this. I used to think these people were full of it.  Have they been in MY kitchen with two cranky, hungry kids between 4 and 6 p.m.? It’s a one-man freak show and time certainly isn’t [...]

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“Mom guilt” is as much a part of our being as our expanding muffin tops, often held back by too tight jeans. (I’m so guilty of this.) Although not always as visible, the guilt we feel about EVERYTHING runs as deep and permanent as our crows feet, cellulite, bulging varicose veins and the random wiry [...]

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My husband and I would like to thank the naked sunbathers lounging on the river this Fourth of July. For different reasons, as you might expect. For me, after answering the initial, “Does sunscreen sting there?” to “Are those mommies?” (to which I squint a little), or my favorite, “Are they from Minnesota?,” I get [...]

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I had it all planned out, this new job of mine. I was the lucky one, so to speak. I dreamed of leisure-filled days, walking downtown while pushing my (way too expensive) stroller along the beautiful St. Croix. I planned on keeping poop charts, everything would be color-coded and I would quickly get through the [...]

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