Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,
Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.
I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…Continue
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While doing the research for this post, I reached out to a bunch of mothers, like myself, and I asked them what the budget for their nursery was. I got answers ranging from $1,500 to women who didn't have a budget at all, if they wanted it, they were buying it. My husband and I set out on a strict budget of $500 for our nursery. We weren't going over the top, we just needed the necessities.
You are probably thinking $500? That's the cost of a crib! Most of the time, yes. I did a lot…Continue
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Beginning TODAY (Monday, Oct. 5), I am celebrating reaching 37 weeks in my second pregnancy by offering four days of giveaways! Please visit my blog, Really Risa, to view the giveaways and enter. You are welcome to enter all four giveaways, but will only be…Continue
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http://stopthefrown.com/2015/07/11/whine-and-wine-fridays/ - The Sock Debacle!
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Do you remember what you used to think being a mom was like? I don’t mean just before having kids, I mean way back when you WERE a kid? Now, take a look at yourself as a parent. Does it match up to what you thought it would be? Are you anything like the mom you pictured when you were younger? I…Continue
Becoming a mother was one of the biggest life changing experiences for me. I’ve had my ups and downs, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t sometimes sit and fantasize about what my life was like before having kids. Once in a while, I find my mind drifting…Continue
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You know what’s coming next week? Gifts. And if you have kids, the number may be excessive. Regardless of whether you have the room for all the new stuff, that doesn’t mean that year after year you must continue to accumulate and your whole house must be a disaster Christmas morning and the week…Continue
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I have three friends from college who live nearby and had babies around the same time as me. Three of us delivered the same week (one was checking out of the same hospital and was two rooms away the day I checked in) and the fourth delivered a few weeks later.
We had two girls and two…Continue
When we are little girls, some of us dream of becoming moms, holding and loving our baby dolls while practicing to care for the real thing one day. Others sit in front of the mirror holding the hairbrush microphone, imagining themselves as pop stars, while there are those that sit for hours and draw up beautiful sketches of clothing hoping to one day become a designer.
Whatever the dream, from the time we have pigtails and bows in our hair, we are attracted to certain careers. I…Continue
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There certainly is no shortage of parenting books out there. These books show you the latest and greatest tips for everything from getting your baby to sleep through the night to good behavior in general. And, so often I am asked by my friends if I have read a particular book, and so often, the answer is that I have not.
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My girlfriend Eti has been telling me for years that I need to write a book. In my mind it would read like "Sex and the City". I have never asked her to compare it to a TV show, but I'm pretty sure it's along the same lines…with a little "Friends" thrown in.
My life today is more like "The Flying Nun". I fly about all day every day working, caring for my kids, caring for my house… The nun part I'm…
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“What good questions did you ask today?” was Albert Einstein’s mother Pauline’s greeting to his genius son as soon as he gets home. This one question may not have been the lone reason that shaped the genius that he was but there is a great possibility that it contributed a lot.…
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