What to Do, and Not Do, When You’re Overdue

Now that I’ve been pregnant for seventeen months, I’m getting a tad anxious for this baby to be born. He weighs approximately twenty-seven pounds, my pelvis has melted into my knees, and the male elephants at the zoo are starting to eye me suggestively. Okay, so I’m really just nine months pregnant exactly – 40…

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How to Prepare for Snowmageddon When You Have Children

How to Prepare for Snowmageddon When You Have Children

Last month, I experienced the extreme pleasure of being trapped in my house, with four insufferable children, for a solid week. This was because Mother Nature, in all of her wisdom, wanted to provide me with a learning experience in the form of 18 inches of frozen precipitation. Before you say it, yes I realize…

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I’m Not Depressed Anymore and This is Why

I'm Not Depressed Anymore And This is Why

The other day, I faced a startling realization: I haven’t been depressed in a very long time now. Some people might react to that news with, “Yeah, and…?” But plenty of others wish it could be them, that they could finally kick depression once and for all. The idea of not waking up dreading every…

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Why Moms Should NOT Bottle Feed in Public!

Why Moms Should NOT Bottle Feed in Public!

Maybe this will ruffle a few feathers, but moms, I have something to say to you: You’ve got to stop bottle feeding your babies in public. I see this everywhere I go lately, and it’s really quite sickening on a number of levels. I’m so distracted by all these bottles, I can’t concentrate on work,…

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Escape the Plagiarism Trap – Get a Life with MAPP!

Escape the Plagiarism Trap - Get a Life with MAPP!

It’s Sunday evening, and your husband is well into his 13th hour of whatever sport is on TV this weekend. After a long day of tending to the every whim of people who don’t appreciate it, you tuck (fight, cajole, and bribe) the hyperactive crotchfruits into their beds. Time for some “you time”. Time to…

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Should Young People with Special Needs Go to College?

Should Young People with Special Needs go to College

Last week, my sons (ages 14 and 16) attended a camp on the campus of a nearby university. They were there to learn about work and educational opportunities available to them after high school, get a feel for campus life, and become familiar with one specific program offered by this university.   That doesn’t sound…

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