Parenting, Uncategorized

10 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

My house is over-run with toys. It is a 24/7 job to attempt to contain all of the kid-stuff strewn about by two toddlers. I’ve secretly removed a number of toys (and even some books!) from the kids’ play area – neither of them even noticed they were gone! Aside from my desire to keep clutter at a minimum (well, as…

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Misc., Parenting

Today I Bought Fat Jeans

I’ve always been a bit on the heavy side, but in college I was able to lose a sizable amount of weight (see what I did there?). I maintained that weight-loss for several years – right up until I had my first child. To be fair, my children are 22 months apart (nearly to the day), and I didn’t have…

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Parenting

Tips for Pumping While Traveling

Over the last few months I’ve needed to travel for work at least once a month. Most of these trips were sans kids, which meant I got to pump (woohoo!). Ok, so pumping is no one’s idea of a good time, but you do what you’ve got to do as a mom. Before I left for my first trip I…

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Parenting

The Professor’s Kids’ Summer Schedule – Preschool at Home

One of the perks of academia is getting summers “off”. I put off in quotes because many professors, myself included, teach summer classes, attend workshops and conferences, and maintain their research activities. Despite the work I will certainly be doing this summer, aside from a few obligations here and there, most of my time will be at home in running shorts and…

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