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Some part of me knew I was going to be a father since I was a child. The first time I recall deciding to be a parent I was walking through the kitchen cuddling my childhood cat. I cradled...
Having had our first child already, and approaching the two year mark, I was proud of all the things we had already accomplished. We went cold turkey on the pacifier at her first birthday. She was practically potty trained...
Last weekend, I lost my one-year-old. I looked up and she was gone. And in an instant I was bellowing. I was a frantic mama cow bellowing for her baby. My fear turned to confusion when everyone started laughing;...
  June is officially recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, not only in America but in countries all over the world! It's a time to celebrate all LGBTQ people, as well as a time to commemorate all of the adversity that...
This isn't a tearful post about dropping your baby off on their first day of daycare. Nor is it an information-packed piece on what to do if you want to pump in the workplace. No, instead this is a...
In what now feels like a previous lifetime, I was once a corporate sales trainer. I worked with many different groups within our organization, from franchisees, to store managers, to sales associates. We may look at some people and assume...
Growing up, my family always ate dinner together at the dining table. It was a non-negotiable time in which my family of 6 put aside any and all tasks, giving us the opportunity to reconnect. Fast forward to my...
We were all warned growing up. Beware the mother-in-law. I can't remember where and when it started. Snippets from adult conversations. Books, movies, TV shows. Definitely Everybody Loves Raymond. I was in high school when I watched Jennifer Lopez's and Jane Fonda's...
  Literally, no one I know in the year 2021 needs to spend more time with their kids. After making weekend plans with my partner I received some very passive-aggressive comments from someone I considered a good friend; a lot of...
Before I was a mom, I swore my kids wouldn’t watch any TV until at least 2. And I KNEW they would never be obsessed with any characters. Like no stuffed characters and no characters on their clothing. HA. JOKE...

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Chronicle of a “Yes Day!” :: The Birthday Party Alternative

I first learned about the "Yes Day" here on Lafayette Mom. And, if I'm honest, my one child self at the time stowed that...