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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 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 How to DIY a toy weed trimmer using recycled materials

How to DIY a toy weed trimmer using recycled materials

Reuse Reduce and Recycle My twins broke their tent during some over-enthusiastic play. I couldn’t bring myself to throw away the poplar tent poles and plastic connectors. Inspiration struck this week on how to give these items new life and keep them out of the landfill. My boys adore all things to do with lawn …

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Blog Happy Fourth, Celebrate by Blowing Up a Small Portion of it

Happy Fourth, Celebrate by Blowing Up a Small Portion of it

It’s hard to feel patriotic this Fourth. I sat down to write a long and important post about how to contextualize The Fourth of July to my two year old sons in light of an increasingly racist America. But my white woman’s ‘voice’ doesn’t add anything new to the dialog. If anything, it hurts by …

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Blog NICU Staff – A Guide to the Best People on Earth

NICU Staff – A Guide to the Best People on Earth

Holy Shit, NICU staff are amazing. I never met a more dedicated, loving, and hard working group of people as NICU staff. I genuinely believe they see all their patients as their children. They work through heartbreak and celebration in the span of a shift and come back everyday. Security Be nice to the security …

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Blog NICU Part 1: Softest Landing Possible

NICU Part 1: Softest Landing Possible

“We are going to refer you to another specialist” At around 24 Weeks into my pregnancy one of my twins started struggling. They referred us to the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Fetal Care. We traveled 1.5 hours each way 2-3 times a week for utrasounds and stress tests for weeks. The clinic worked …

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Blog Gear Guide for Road Tripping with Twins

Gear Guide for Road Tripping with Twins

The best that can be said about Road Tripping with Two Year Old Twins is that You Are Road Tripping with 2 Year Old Twins. This is Road Tripping with Twins: Part 2 – I actually bought these things – Part One here. Here is my list of things I already owned or acquired that ACTUALLY made …

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Blog Travel and Road Tripping with Twin 2 year olds pt 1

Travel and Road Tripping with Twin 2 year olds pt 1

How ’bout, no to Travel After a disastrous overnight to visit my grandmother, for a solid year, I refused to travel with my twins more than 2 hrs from home. We are dedicated to our schedule ’cause, duh, twins. And after a scary night of repeated escapes from a travel crib at a friend’s I …

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