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Preschool scouting will drive me crazy

Megan Spreer

It’s preschool enrollment time. If you’re like me, you probably found this out because some other mom casually mentioned it in conversation and you played it off like you totally knew all along. Sike. I did NOT know this until almost too late and also, since when do kids start ...

Mommy Needs a Timeout

Megan Spreer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/feb/24/269546/ When HJ was brand new, we got offer after offer from our family to take her off our hands for the night so we could have a date night. I was new to leaky boobs, new to SIDS anxiety and so new to all things in the realm of ...

The 10 Unofficial Rules of Living with Small Children

Megan Spreer

It’s no joke that your life gets flipped-turned upside down once kids enter the picture. Not only do you shift your level of what is considered [gross][1], but several other aspects of your everyday adjust as well. Don’t have kids yet? Take this list and tuck it somewhere for later. ...

Parenting: Some days it just sucks

Megan Spreer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/feb/11/268850/ I’m just going to get straight to it: HJ broke our 50 inch television this week. *Cue ugly cry face (me, not her). It came out of nowhere. While her favorite show was playing, she just walked up to it and launched a wooden ball directly at the screen. ...

Placenta-eating, breast milk-sharing parents are gross

Megan Spreer

I knew what I was getting into when we decided to have kids. I knew that babies spit up, drool, go through an enormous amount of putrid smelling diapers, and that they tend to be pretty messy in general. Those are the things in which I was prepared to handle. ...

Failing at Potty Learning

Megan Spreer

Remember [that post][1] I wrote a few weeks back in which I polled people on the most annoying things parents post on Facebook? One of responses was potty-training posts. Well guess what? I am one of those people. You know why? Because potty learning (that is the now the preferred ...

Twos are More than Terrible

Megan Spreer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/jan/22/267831/ Technically, these are the Terrible Two-and-a-halfs. We got a six-month grace period before the hurricane hit our house. And thank the sweet Baby Jesus for that. The twos are no joke. My once always sweet little blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl has the ability to mimic Linda Blair in The Exorcist ...

But I'm not Depressed

Megan Spreer

I have often been asked the same few questions since I gave birth to HJ: Are you experiencing prolonged sadness? Are you having unsafe thoughts? Do you feel sad more than you are happy? As an educated person and as someone who read my copy of “What to Expect when ...

Doctor's Visit Anxiety

Megan Spreer

I have anxiety about taking my kids to the doctor. I’m not talking well child visits. I’m talking about the visits for when they are actually sick. It sounds crazy, right? I mean, what is the doctor for other than making your children better when they’re sick? Yeah. I get ...

Hilarious Santa Photos: The Real Christmas Magic

Megan Spreer

I love the holiday season. I love everything about it. Twinkling lights, Christmas music, cookies, tinsel, egg nog — I literally and figuratively eat it all up. So OF COURSE I take my children for an annual photo with Santa. Duh. We get dressed up, I talk it up like ...

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