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Pregnancy Collection Part 3- Sleeping, learning, and growing

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Oh baby sleep. That was my biggest challenge the first year with our daughter. I kept waiting for her sleep through the night. It seemed that life revolved around that one goal- sleep. There are tons of books out there, many promising the magical solution and to be the cure-all for your baby. However, the […]

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You Are Probably a Better Mom Than You Realize

The other day I was a little shocked by a comment a friend made to me. We were talking about the never ending commentary and endless suggestions that we encounter while strolling the town with our children. “Your child will get sick. She’s not warm enough!” “A part of her leg is showing. Surely she’ll […]

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You know you are a foreign kid being raised in Istanbul when…

1) Your mother speaks two languages: one for indoors, one for outdoors. 2) Your mother dresses you according to which friends you will see. Turkish friends: undershirt required. Anyone else: no undershirt. 3) You’ve heard your mother answer the following questions 2,347 times: Where are you from? How long have you been here? What do […]

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Using All Parts of the Buffalo

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Now, I don’t boast enough Native American blood to have earned me tuition money for college, but I think I would make my very distant Native American relatives proud by some of the ways I’ve managed to use all parts of the buffalo, figuratively speaking, of course. Trader Joe’s coffee My husband and I are […]

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Pregnancy Collection Part 2- Our Favorite Kids books

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Ellie and I love reading together. It’s fun to flip the pages with her as she tickles the kitties, says “ruff, ruff” when we see pictures of dogs, or delightfully flips the pages with glee. I started reading to her when she was really little more because I didn’t know what else to do with […]

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