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Squishy’s Top Picks: Booster Seats

Squishy’s Top Picks: Booster Seats

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So I’ll be upfront and tell you this isn’t a comprehensive list of all booster seats.  In fact I am really only going to focus on High Back Boosters (and a couple neat options for travel and for BIG kids and adults)…because to be honest, while I do have a 10 year old I have […]

My Struggle With Co-Parenting

My Struggle With Co-Parenting

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I adore my husband. Over the last decade our friendship started through a mutual friend and lasted throughout high school. We stayed in touch through boot camp, being stationed overseas, deployments, eating disorders, mental break downs and more. Our relationship grew into something that neither of us ever expected and is everything I never thought […]

The journey that led to Karate Kid and who I am today.

The journey that led to Karate Kid and who I am today.

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I’ve never shared my birth story in its entirety with anyone, so here goes… On August 4, 2010 I was laid off from my teaching job, then on August 19, 2010 I found out I was 5 weeks pregnant. With no job, an eviction looming, and some tough decisions ahead I made the decision to […]

Love at First Wrap

Love at First Wrap

I never thought I’d like to be a wrapper. Too much fabric. Too much time. Too confusing. Why would I bother when I could get my kid up easily in a soft structured carrier, like an Ergo, or ring sling? Ain’t nobody got time for that. I had my first up close and personal encounter […]

Not Judging.

Not Judging.

While I sit here and observe, I am trying not to judge.   I observe you yell at your child. I observe you calling a woman fat. I observe you starving yourself. I observe you sit on your ass all day. I observe you serve your child a juice box at 9 months old. I […]

In Defense of Dependence

In Defense of Dependence

“Don’t touch me!” She screams over and over and over until it melts somehow into a plea for me. “Mommy mommy mommy mommy. I want you.” I pull her into my lap and cradle her to my heart. “I’ve got you. I promise. It’s hard for you right now but it’s OK. I’m here. I […]

I shop to distract myself.

I shop to distract myself.

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I actually do. Shopping for me is an outlet. A vacation, a drug, a high, a blissful moment of freedom. One problem… With 1 part time income and 1 unemployment check, shopping is not an option these days. I am noticing all my OCD tendencies are much more amped up since my husband lost his […]

Harper.

Harper.

My sweet girl came into the world on Father’s Day. Her birth was what I would consider a breeze in comparison to my first. I was feeling super confident in my abilities as a mom to a newborn at that point. That was foolish on my part, wasn’t it? What did I know about having […]

Mama Got Her Boobs Back

Mama Got Her Boobs Back

If you are family, stop reading immediately. Like, seriously. You might get grossed out. I don’t just say the word vagina, I talk about my boobs, and unless you want that image in your head, go read about Atticus or something cute about puppies here. Now that that is out of the way, let’s get […]

Winter Activities for All Budgets (And Tired Moms)

Winter Activities for All Budgets (And Tired Moms)

Since recently going from a full-time working mommy in the southern California desert to a stay at home mom in central Ohio, I’ve gotten a crash course in cabin fever. As much as I love my child, picking up blocks for the 47th time in an hour gets old fast. Kayla’s post really struck home […]