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Why You Should Only Have Two Kids, Three Years Apart

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This is the second of five guest blog posts by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book,Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on parenting’s hottest... read more

Kate Middleton’s Classic (and Gross) Mom Move We’ve All Done a Million Times

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I'm finding it seriously hard to believe that our beloved Duchess, Kate Middleton, is being criticized for wiping baby drool on her dress. She's the mom of a nine month old, people! Let's break the "offense" down, shall we? If she DIDN'T wipe the drool, she'd get criticized anyway for leaving drool hanging off her... read more

I Love Babies, But I Don’t Want Another One

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Photo: Veer / The Bump
A friend of mine just had a baby. Her third. You might think at my age and stage, when just about everyone I know has had at least one or two kids, that the new-baby excitement may have worn off. Not so. I waited breathlessly for my friend’s Facebook updates, checked email and voicemail, eagerly... read more

Easy (and Kid-Friendly!), Chicken Weeknight Meals

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
As the primary meal-maker in my family, I love meals that are easy to prepare. Meals that are time-consuming to prepare usually only get made on the weekends. Weeknights are for easy meals! Today, I'll share some of my go-to favorites. Maybe they'll suit your family as well! The big thing that I like about many... read more

Are You a Sh*tty Mom? Find Out

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“Oh no, they did not just say that out loud!” said my shocked husband as I read to him from the new book Sh*tty Mom, a totally hilarious and uncensored look at some of the impossible situations we mothers find ourselves in.  We’re not talking about just the run of the mill breast milk stains... read more

Why New Moms Should Watch What They Wish For

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New moms always hear their friends with older kids say “enjoy the time now, they grow up so fast.” I always thought that was total BS, because how could those moms wish for what I had – two little insatiable people who needed something from me all the time, no privacy, a slow insanity from... read more

Did One of My Kids Get an Unfair Advantage with Breastfeeding?

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When my first child was born (after a grueling 36 hour labor) – he and I were an exhausted, overwhelmed, high strung, nervous mess. I had every intention of breastfeeding, but I had no idea how hard it would be. I latched him on over and over and as he fought me, we’d both just... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Pregnancy Survival Kit

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So you got your BFP (congrats!) and you now have nine exciting, but long months ahead of you. For dealing with those more unpleasant pregnancy symptoms, Bumpies on our message boards swear by the items in this Pregnancy Survival Kit for making the nine months a little more comfortable. Any must-have products we... read more

What Happened When Daddy Went Out of Town? A Better Mommy Emerged (Eventually)

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Last week my husband went out of town for work (the nerve), and he took all sanity and order with him. Here’s a diary of how the week went, and what I learned about the parent I am and the parent I’m not (but need to be). Day one: I have this image it will... read more

The Secret to Youth? Use Baby Products

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One of our sisters at The Blush recently discovered how great baby products can be for adults. I don’t have much time to stock up on personal beauty products, so I’ve reached for the kids’ Burt's Bees lotion or California Baby body wash in a pinch plenty of times.... read more