Parenting

Motherhood: Expectations Vs Reality

Motherhood has been much harder than I ever expected it to be. Truth be told, I had a very flowery idea of parenting before I actually became a mom. I had done a lot of babysitting before having kids of my own and I always loved being around kids. Somehow I thought that meant I… Continue reading Motherhood: Expectations Vs Reality

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What You Should Know Before Having Your Second Child

Have you ever wondered how could you possibly love another baby as much as you love your first child? After college I babysat two adorable, creative, precocious little girls who were about two years apart. I remember their mom mentioning that before having her second she worried if she could ever love another baby as… Continue reading What You Should Know Before Having Your Second Child

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5 Reasons I (don’t) Love My Period

I have to admit that I’m a complete mess one week out of every month. Not a hot mess - there is nothing hot about me when I’m on my period. Just a train wreck of a mess. I’m no mathematician, but I’m pretty sure that means I am a complete disaster for one QUARTER… Continue reading 5 Reasons I (don’t) Love My Period

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Making Mom Friends 101

Can I be your friend?"  Making friends came pretty naturally to me when I was a young, outgoing little kid. My strategy was simple and straight to the point. I'd say, "Hi, I'm Peggy. Want to be my friend?" Usually that worked. Friendliness + confidence + a desire to connect = friendship. It was a simple… Continue reading Making Mom Friends 101