Mommy A to Z

Motherhood, Alphabetized.

August 15, 2016
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M is for Mindful Mondays (Go With It)

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It’s been a little while since I’ve written. We moved to a new house in a new town, and life has been somewhat chaotic. And, as many parents will relate to, I’ve been navigating the sometimes impossible gap between the end of camp and the beginning of the school year. While it’s a fun and eventful time, my clients don’t always understand that I can’t meet a deadline because I promised my toddler I’d take him for frozen yogurt. It’s a stressful time involving little sleep, lots of delayed promises, and too many guilt-ridden choices. Continue Reading →

July 28, 2016
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Talking to My 7-Year-Old About Miley Cyrus

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We were sitting at dinner, when my 7-year-old daughter looked up from her meatballs, paused for a moment, and asked, “You know that woman who sings ‘Wrecking Ball’? Why does she show everyone her bra and underwear?”

For the record, I generally don’t let my second grader watch music videos. Most of what she watches on TV involves talking unicorns and overly pleasant bears. But we do watch The Voice together, and when Miley Cyrus was a guest coach, they showed some clips of her videos. Apparently, it made an impression. Continue Reading →

July 5, 2016
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Yes, I Still Carry My Preschooler

Yes, I Still Carry My Preschooler

I rushed through the door of my son’s daycare, carrying his backpack in one arm and him in the other. I had about five minutes to drop him off before running to a meeting with a client.

“Young man,” a staff member at the front desk said sternly, looking at my preschooler, “You’re old enough to walk. What do you think you’re doing, making your mom carry you?” Continue Reading →

June 27, 2016
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #100

The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Join the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured great posts on everything from cool summer treats to supporting a friend through a miscarriage. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z, Twitter, and the *NEW* Manic Mondays Pinterest page. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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June 22, 2016
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Get Your Kids on a Summer Sleep Schedule

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Splashing on the beach. Ice cream before dinner. Concerts in the park. Summer is filled with wonderful experiences for families. Less wonderful, though, is trying to get your overtired kids to sleep when the sun is still shining and there’s so many exciting things to do. Dealing with a cranky baby or toddler who’s off her sleep schedule can be a challenge. Fortunately, Nicole Johnson, founder of The Baby Sleep Site, has shared this great guest post filled with useful suggestions for getting your kids to sleep at a normal hour.

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June 19, 2016
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #99

The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Join the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured great posts on everything from messy houses to learning from our toddlers. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z, Twitter, and the *NEW* Manic Mondays Pinterest page. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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June 17, 2016
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4 Reasons Everyone Loves Daddy (Again!)

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It’s that time of year again… time to honor the men who love and nurture our children, who are role models and comedians, tough guys and bear huggers. To celebrate Father’s Day, here is an excerpt from my book, Mommy A to Z: An Encyclopedia of the Joys, Wonders, and Absurdities of Motherhood. Happy Father’s Day to all the devoted dads out there! Your children (and their mommies) are blessed to have you! Continue Reading →

June 14, 2016
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F is for… Father’s Day Cards for Dad!


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Earlier today I went shopping for cards for the dads in my life. By the time I left, I had spent as much as if I’d just taken the kids out to lunch! Fortunately, I was by myself and could spend some time perusing the various greetings to find something I liked. After all, usually I’m trying to keep my daughter from reading the racier jokes, while forcibly restraining my toddler from grabbing and reorganizing the entire card section. And yet, I still can’t say I found the perfect cards or that I didn’t leave frustrated. Continue Reading →

June 13, 2016
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M is for Mindful Mondays (Do One Good Thing)

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Like the rest of the world, I’m sad and confused this Monday morning. I was still reeling from the Stanford rape verdict, wondering what kind of world I’d brought my children into, when suddenly time stood still. Fifty souls taken from this world by hate and ignorance. And like the rest of the world, I feel powerless to stop the violence. And so today, I urge us all to add a little love to the world. Continue Reading →