Category: Fort Birthday Editorial

Blog My Second Reddit Secret Santa

My Second Reddit Secret Santa

Gift Exchange I love an earnest Gift Exchange -not a Yankee Swap (or whatever else people call that nonsense where you need a doctorate to participate). I’m participating in two this year. One with an amazing FB group of women – and I am super excited because I ‘drew’ someone I have built an online …

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Blog My name is Leah, I am an unreasonably picky adult eater

My name is Leah, I am an unreasonably picky adult eater

I confess: My name is Leah and I am an unreasonably picky adult eater. The combination of being a super-taster and having a number of texture/swallowing aversions means that the list of foods I don’t eat is comically long. I am not the sort of picky eater who is going to be rude – if …

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Blog Sandboxes and Sweet Potatoes – Guest Blog from Melissa Grant

Sandboxes and Sweet Potatoes – Guest Blog from Melissa Grant

Sandboxes and Sweet Potatoes. As a mom of 3, I am often commiserating with other parents about how we can get our kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. In these situations, I try to reflect on what I would have enjoyed as a child. I loved pretending to cook, experimenting, and getting dirty. I …

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Blog 22 things I’m thankful for, to spare you a daily listing

22 things I’m thankful for, to spare you a daily listing

22 days of Thankful Gratitude is too much for me Most Novembers I start with a high intention for sharing my thankfulness each day of November. But then life intervenes and I forget a day or two or I end a day feeling completely ungrateful. So, I’m going to spare you all the daily posts. …

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Blog Coordinating, not matching. Two years of Twin Fashion

Coordinating, not matching. Two years of Twin Fashion

Different from the start – Coordinating, not matching My twins were born at 32 weeks. One weighed 4lbs. One weighed 2lbs 10 ounces. They looked radically different; so from the beginning, it was easy for us to think of them as individuals. We knew for a fact they are not identical once they were blood …

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Blog Fohr Freshman Class 2018 Needs a Mommy Blogger

Fohr Freshman Class 2018 Needs a Mommy Blogger

Not another Mommy Blogger – Why would I join a crowded market of similar voices? Because I NEEDED to. Pregnant with twins at 40 (Yes, they run in the family and No, I never imagined it) I messaged a friend with 20 yo twin boys and asked her how in the world I was going …

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Blog Full Moon Baby Part 1

Full Moon Baby Part 1

Blood red moon We drove due East from the airport toward our home town. I thought I was miscarrying at 12 weeks and we were heading to the hospital to confirm it. We watched this enormous blood-red full moon rising on a night of a full lunar eclipse and we tried not to talk about …

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Blog Rehoming Hank: an open letter to his future family.

Rehoming Hank: an open letter to his future family.

A lifelong Commitment You see the posts on Facebook. A screenshot of a craigslist ad looking for a new home for a dog due to a “New baby”, followed by a lecture about how dogs are family members, comments that echo “a dog is a lifetime commitment”. And everyone goes about their day feeling superior …

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