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Being Mom

My Kind Of Kid Rearing Is Not Fancy

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on April 22, 2013

in All About Me,Being Mom,Kiddos

Those crazy people at Graco want you to believe that if you use their products (which I used), your life and living room will be beige and pretty like this one: In reality, this is what raising babies looks like: Graco also wants you to think this is what your baby’s play dates will look […]

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Death, And Not The Fun Kind

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on April 17, 2013

in Being Mom,Family,Kiddos

I know the whole “everyone deals with death in different ways” adage is true, and I trust it. I just don’t know how to deal with my daughter’s way of dealing with death. Luckily, I didn’t have to experience death in my life as a kid. As an adult, I’ve (expectedly) lost grandparents, (not expectedly) […]

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Toddlers Hold The Power To Jump-Start Menses

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on January 23, 2013

in Being Mom,Kiddos

This month, my period came early. I’m pretty sure it has everything to do with the screaming baby with whom I spent the night. By “screaming” I literally mean “bloody murder/a limb is being removed/wake up the neighborhood screaming.” I believe in the power of the mind-body connection. Well, to an extent because I still haven’t […]

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Plan For The Day: Mom Nap, Dad On Computer, Snuggle, Football

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on November 24, 2012

in Being Mom,Family,I love a list,Kiddos

Claire has a plan for today, and included in her list of things to do are for me to nap, Patrick to be on the computer, snuggling, and watching football. The best day ever.

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Every Child Should Work

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on November 21, 2012

in Being Mom,Kiddos,Mama Likes

I’m seriously considering printing out this circa 1910 anti-child labor activist leaflet to put up on my kids’ walls as a lesson for how good their life is. And while I’m thinking about it, this should be distributed to all government officials who mandate standardized testing as a measurement of knowledge gained. EVERY CHILD SHOULD […]

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