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What I Wish I’d Known Fatherhood Edition: 10 Things I Have Learned

10 Things I Have Learned about Fatherhood By Adam M. First things first. Yes, I love my sons (9 and 7 years old) an amount that I can’t express in words and they, along with my wife, are the greatest things that have ever happened to me. I wouldn’t change a thing. That said…there are […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: Professional Organizer Karen Sprinkle (Part II)

What I Wish I’d Known: Professional Organizer Karen Sprinkle (Part II)

What I Wish I’d Known: My Memory Would Fail Me By Karen Sprinkle If I had known how little I would remember later, I would have recorded the dates and details on photographs. Two of my children looked a whole lot alike when they were infants. Enough said. One thing that I regret is not […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: Professional Organizer Karen Sprinkle (Part I)

Set Up Good Systems & Embrace Imperfection I was a student of organization during the last two decades of the twentieth century. I struggled as many of you do with clutter and chaos. I read books, tried new techniques, enjoyed a few successes and learned how NOT to do things. I declared myself to be […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: Exhaustion

What I Wish I’d Known: Exhaustion

It’s the little things… By Christy Parrott There were things I expected about mothering – the hugs, kisses, cute things said or done. I was braced for big dramas like potty training, separation anxiety, and sleep training.  But I wasn’t prepared for the reality of dealing with kids all day and how the little things […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: Dining Out

Restaurant dining – at least with young children – will never be the same again. By Jenny Oberhaus For six years, it was our Friday ritual: Come home from work. Have a cocktail or glass of wine. Go out to dinner. Enjoy a relaxing meal. For my husband and I, it was our one night […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: Other People’s Kids

What I Wish I’d Known: If you think children are annoying, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have your own (This falls into the “Embrace the fact you’re not a saint” category) By Heather Hopp-Bruce Before I had kids, I enjoyed being with kids for limited amounts of time and panicked when asked to hold a baby. […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: Angie’s Perspective

Angie’s Perspective Being a mom is, by far, the absolute best job I have ever had.  But, as the mother of a now two-year-old, I can look back and say “I wish I had known” about several things. Babies are Really Expensive. It’s not a secret that having a baby is an expensive endeavor.  But, I don’t […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: Wisdom from Cool Mum Susan Fletcher

What I wish I’d known? By Susan Fletcher I have to admit, one of the most exciting things I found about being pregnant – besides the fact I was creating a new mini me – was that it opened up a whole new world of reading material.  Nothing highly intellectual mind, work is far too […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: The Importance of Mom Friends

The Importance of Mom Friends By Shell Jeanette It’s been almost 8 years since I first became a mom. Three kids later and early motherhood is not much more than a blur of dirty hair and lack of sleep. What I really wish someone had told me was how important it was to go out […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: Angela’s Perspective

You NEED Mom friends.  Seriously.  And a lot of them.  You need them to lean on, share stories with, laugh with, cry with, vent to, go on mom’s night out with, to just be like, “Yep, my kid does that too,” and for the ever important, “I am SO using that with my child!” Get […]

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