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My first baby had a penis. As luck would have it, so did my second baby. While these babies were relatively cute and fulfilled all the general expectations that one has for babies - my heart longed for a girl baby. All...
Christina Yang and Meredith Grey. Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani. Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen. Brooke Davis and Peyton Sawyer. Woody and Buzz Lightyear. My son and his lovey. His lovey...his very best friend. His person. It’s so special to him; it’s...
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“Mama, what color are your eyes?” It seems obvious. But I'll play along.  If I had to say a specific color, I’d say it’s a toss up between “puppy poop” brown and “the crunchiest part of the roach” light-brown. Unless I’m...
  What is the foundation of a good sibling relationship?  What are the building blocks that lead to a strong, long-lasting bond between siblings?   I find myself asking these questions more and more now that I am raising two children,...

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Mother's Day is coming up, and what better way to honor all the beautiful (and tired) moms than with a delicious brunch. Whether it...

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