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The differences between the first and second child

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The Differences Between Kids One And TwoClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleIn many predictable ways having a second child has changed my mothering for example: increasing my forgetfulness while simultaneously decreasing my reservoir of patience. My second child has just reached his first birthday and with that celebratory occasion came a mountain of realizations for me […]

31 Steps to surviving a movie with a kid

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When I was pregnant with my first child I told everyone that I wasn’t going to let my kid watch TV. Screens rot the brain, after all. I said a lot of annoying know-it-all junk like that. But then I discovered that a movie could be a fabulous short-term babysitter while I get urgent things […]

Say What?!

Welcome to Say What?!  where the hilarious and inspired musings of children are catalogued. This page will be updated each week with new zingers for you to enjoy! “But I’m a dinosaur and dinosaurs don’t wear pants!” – Finn, age 4 While playing the game of life for the first time, he arrives at the “marriage” portion of […]

I Have No Idea What I Am Doing

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My son has reached the age when he simply cannot resist asking 5,000 questions on every single observation or thought or confusion that he encounters. His curious mind has openly pondered why the dogs sniff each other’s rear ends and why the sun is trying to melt his popsicle (stupid sun). At some point in […]

The Disgusting Truth About Cloth Diapers

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Last night I spent a whopping 20 minutes dunking cloth diapers in the toilet to clean off the solid left overs of the boujee baby food that two days ago my wee lad made a grand show of protesting. Pretty gross, huh? During pregnancy with baby number two, my husband and I swore the solemn cloth […]

100 Things To Do In Maine With Kids

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     Take a selfie with Paul Bunyan      Eat a lobster      Crab fishing      Skip rocks      Bon fire      Visit the DeLorme Map Store to see the giant rotating globe in Yarmouth      Potato sack race      Swim in the ocean      Charter a sailboat (some are inexpensive!) Cheer on the racers in […]

Arsenic Hour

There is a horrifying time of day when polite manners and family rules are shoved under the couch cushions to suffocate to death under grouchy jumping toddler feet. Children turn into wild heathens and run screaming like lost hellhounds looking for scraps of Cheddar Bunnies and final slurps of Sippy cup juice. Parents shudder in […]