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holiday toy purge

The Post-Holiday Purge

There is a lawless, anarchic time that immediately follows the holidays. After a year of abiding by the rules of order, there is a fringe group, typically living on the outskirts of civilized society, waiting for their chance to show who they really are: Parents Who Detest Clutter. It only happens once the tinsel has […]

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temporary retirement

Temporary Retirement

I am sitting at the airport on my way home from four days visiting my grandfather in Florida. I feel rested and happy and I’ve come to a realization. There is something even better than a family vacation (or staycation), self care, a date night or girls’ trip. What a mom really needs to experience is […]

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puppy love

Puppy Love

Happy National Dog Day! In 2004, August 26th was set aside by animal advocate Colleen Paige to “bring attention to the plight of animals and encourage adoption.” Whether you adopt, foster, buy, or breed, having a dog in your family is a commitment to another living being not unlike the commitment we make to our […]

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work in progress

Meet Jessica: A Work In Progress

Hello, FCMB readers! As a new contributor to the blog, I’m privileged to share my perspective on parenting with you. My aspiration is that you’ll find my posts relatable, informative, and maybe a little fun. I’m a work in progress, rethinking the world around me now that I’m responsible for a tiny human. As an […]

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