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When Sick Days are Like Groundhog Day
By Rachael -- I got the call as my 3-year-old and I were returning home from story time at the library. My first-grader threw up at school and I needed to pick her up. I knew it was bad when I drove up to the school and saw Megan’s classroom windows propped...
By Rachael -- I got the call as my 3-year-old and I were returning home from story time at the library. My first-grader threw up at school and I needed to pick her up. I knew it was bad when I drove up to the school and saw M...
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5 Things Never to Say to a New Mom
By Lori -- Ahhhh. You just arrived home with your new bundle of joy. You're elated. Whether it's your first or fifth, there is nothing quite like the amazement associated with meeting the baby who grew inside of you for nearly ten months. There's also nothi...
By Lori -- Ahhhh. You just arrived home with your new bundle of joy. You're elated. Whether it's your first or fifth, there is nothing quite like the amazement associated with meeting the baby who grew inside of you for nea...
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Chronicles of a Theatre Mom: Sharing Performing Arts with a New Generation
By Rachael – I was initially a reluctant actress. I spent my childhood singing in my church’s children’s choir, and I was content to participate within the safe, anonymous confines of the group. I never wanted solos or speaking parts in the musicals we perf...
By Rachael – I was initially a reluctant actress. I spent my childhood singing in my church’s children’s choir, and I was content to participate within the safe, anonymous confines of the group. I never wanted solos or speaki...
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Making Memories: What I'll Miss When My Kids Are Bigger
By Lori -- Days at home at toddlers are a lot of fun and can be a total
whirlwind! I have been home with my kids (working a couple part time jobs)
since my second child was born and my oldest was only 19 months old. These last two, almost three, years have
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By Lori -- Days at home at toddlers are a lot of fun and can be a total whirlwind! I have been home with my kids (working a couple part time jobs) since my second child was born and my oldest was only 19 months old. These...
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Goodbye, Winter: Why I Love Summertime with Children
By Lori -- Now that winter is over, I'm looking forward to summer! It has always been my favorite season. I’m assuming
it’s partially because my birthday is in June, and also because it was always
a time away from school when I could be with my friends and ...
By Lori -- Now that winter is over, I'm looking forward to summer! It has always been my favorite season. I’m assuming it’s partially because my birthday is in June, and also because it was always a time away from school ...
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Travelling Light: A Manifesto and Guide
By Elizabeth -- “Where y’all headed for today?” “France.”  “How exciting! And what’s the occasion?” “It’s our anniversary.” “Congratulations! How
long will you be there?” “One week.” “Wonderful! And how many
bags will y’all be checking today?” “None.” The f...
By Elizabeth -- “Where y’all headed for today?” “France.”  “How exciting! And what’s the occasion?” “It’s our anniversary.” “Congratulations! How long will you be there?” “One week.” “Wonderful! And how many bags will...
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The Uncertainty Principle: When My Kids Crashed Senior Citizen Night
By Rachael –   You never know what to expect when you’re raising small humans. Kids do unexpected things, and despite our best efforts, there are times when we just have to roll with whatever life throws at us.  I was reminded of this when I recently brough...
By Rachael –   You never know what to expect when you’re raising small humans. Kids do unexpected things, and despite our best efforts, there are times when we just have to roll with whatever life throws at us.  I was reminde...
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Dear Fibromyalgia, I Won! A Look at My Half Marathon Results
By  Heather C. -- Three
months ago, I wrote about chasing
after my dreams even though I have fibromyalgia . For 14 weeks, I have put
in over 50 hours of training, burnt an extra 20,000 calories, completed over 80
workouts, and run over 200 miles. So on Apri...
By Heather C. -- Three months ago, I wrote about chasing after my dreams even though I have fibromyalgia. For 14 weeks, I have put in over 50 hours of training, burnt an extra 20,000 calories, completed over 80 workouts,...
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When Sick Days are Like Groundhog Day
By Rachael -- I got the call as my 3-year-old and I were returning home from story time at the library. My first-grader threw up at school and I needed to pick her up. I knew it was bad when I drove up to the school and saw Megan’s classroom windows propped...
By Rachael -- I got the call as my 3-year-old and I were returning home from story time at the library. My first-grader threw up at school and I needed to pick her up. I knew it was bad when I drove up to the school and saw M...
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Thursday Three: Why I Stopped Looking for Mom Friends
By  Heather C. – Motherhood isn't really that lonely after all. I've  never been the type to have a lot of friends. I have
one good, BEST friend 1,000 miles away. I have my husband and my mom. And they
are both also very much, my best friends. I have plenty...
By Heather C. – Motherhood isn't really that lonely after all. I've never been the type to have a lot of friends. I have one good, BEST friend 1,000 miles away. I have my husband and my mom. And they are both also very mu...
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Growing a Gardener: Tips for Gardening with Kids
By Rachael – The
last of our snow has melted and the days are gradually warming, so the kids and
I have been spending more time outdoors. While my daughters play on the swing
set or ride bikes up and down the sidewalk, I’ve begun to take stock of our
yard. ...
By Rachael – The last of our snow has melted and the days are gradually warming, so the kids and I have been spending more time outdoors. While my daughters play on the swing set or ride bikes up and down the sidewalk, I’...
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Our Quarterly Charity: Action Against Hunger
A child receives therapeutic food. At Mumbling Mommy, we like to support people who help children and families. Since we began our quarterly charity feature more than a year ago, we have highlighted organizations such as Alex's Lemonade Stand, Operation Chr...
A child receives therapeutic food. At Mumbling Mommy, we like to support people who help children and families. Since we began our quarterly charity feature more than a year ago, we have highlighted organizations such as Ale...
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