My 5-year-old son talks a lot. A. Lot. My 2-year-old daughter seems to be following in his footsteps and is growing more and more talkative by the day (especially when she is supposed to be napping). I pretty much...
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Is This My Last Baby?

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There's a mini crib in my bedroom, parked at the foot of my bed. It has been there since the middle of 2015. We had snagged it on an amazing clearance deal for our baby at the time. It...
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He Does What He Wants

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My 3-year old son likes control.  And he’s tough. I can hear you all, rolling your eyes and saying “Yeah, mine too. Join the club.” But hear me out. I’ve written about this before, almost nine months ago in The Toddler Trenches. And—surprise,...
As the mother of a 2-year-old, I am a master translator; I can decipher every attempt at a word and every babble. I devour each and every little 3-5 word toddler sentence. I marvel at how many new words she seems...
A grape cutter with my name on it had just appeared on my front porch. The amazon package from whence it came contained no note, no gift receipt, no indication whatsoever who had sent it. But I had my...
The other day my son had a febrile seizure. I had no idea what that was or what it meant for my sweet 3-year-old boy. All I knew was that a seizure was something I never wanted or expected...
As the mother of a 5-year-old, I am required to know which dinosaur is my favorite (it’s brachiosaurus, if you’re interested…I like the long neck). I can sing the PJ Masks theme song, but I prefer the Super Why theme...
Winter snuck up on us and I couldn’t be happier. Yes, you heard me correct, I’m excited that fall is over. For years the first leaf would drop and my heart would skip a beat. That small leaf meant...
When a baby is born, a mom is born, too. We learn about all of the developmental milestones that babies should reach by reading books, talking to healthcare providers, reaching out to our social circles, and spending too much...
I’ve always been a reader. The March sisters of Little Women were like childhood friends. Bridge to Terabithia enthralled me and broke my heart. Analyzing the themes and symbolism of Lord of the Flies instilled a growing confidence in...

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Bloom; A Guide to RI Pregnancy and Postpartum Resources

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