Author Archive | Marie

You’re Gonna Miss This, But You Will Be Okay

I cry every time I hear the song “You’re Gonna Miss This.” If you are unfamiliar with the song, it’s about a woman at different stages in her life talking about how she can’t wait for the next step (graduating high school, moving into a bigger house, and her kids growing out of the pull-your-hair-out stage). At […]

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To The Person Who Cut Me In The Carpool Line

Dear Carpool Cutter: Our children’s school has given us very clear guidelines (with an illustrated map no less!) about where you are supposed to enter the carpool line. You’ve got the school’s logo on the back of your car so I’m assuming you know the drill. In the afternoon, it’s pretty hard to cut the […]

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How Old Is Too Old For A Lovey?

This morning, my 4 year old son hit my 20 month old daughter in the eye with a sock. My husband told me, “I think it’s time to take away his socks. The next time he hits her with a sock, I’m throwing them away. He’s getting too old for them anyway.” Some of you may be thinking […]

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What Should You Nickname Your Kids?

“Hey, Turkey Leg! Eat your dinner! Goose, quit throwing yours on the floor!” By “Turkey Leg,” I obviously mean my four-year-old son, Benjamin. “Goose” is, of course, my one-year-old daughter, Margot. Ah, nicknames. Sometimes they are the most random thing that pops out of your mouth. Other times, they are classic and simple. I am sure that […]

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First Pregnancy verses Second Pregnancy

My husband and I moved from New York City to New Orleans during the third trimester of my first pregnancy, so it didn’t make sense to look for jobs while I was six months pregnant and settling into a new home. I was lucky to have been afforded the luxury of having very little responsibilities during […]

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The 5 Reasons I Put Up Christmas Decorations Before Thanksgiving

Every year when Halloween approaches and stores begin rolling our their holiday decorations, I start seeing and hearing a lot of grumbling about how we shouldn’t decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. And every year, like a good girl, I wait until after Thanksgiving to put up my Christmas decorations; however, I did not wait this year. This year when I […]

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