07/11

2013

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banana chocolate chip muffins

07/01

2013

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birth

Childbirth in the US: The Most Expensive Worldwide

by RealMomofNJ on July 01, 2013 in Bitching, Random Info

I haven’t posted in ages because of various reasons, but an article in the New York Times inspired me. Did you read American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World? Please do, if you haven’t. It’s all about how American births are ridiculously and unnecessarily expensive. I think it’s just another example of how in the US, everything is…

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06/13

2013

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Top 10 Things I’ve Learned From RealDad About Parenting

by RealMomofNJ on June 13, 2013 in Top Tens

Last year, Working Mother magazine featured a top 10 list of Lessons from Working Dads. I thought it was a great article because so much of it rang true for me. The gist of it was that dads aren’t as anal as moms and their kids are happy just the same. I liked that. It was a good…

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06/11

2013

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My Little Ponies and Learning About Money

by RealMomofNJ on June 11, 2013 in Chores, Life Lessons, Tips

RealGirl is just shy of 4 years old. She’s good at taking direction, she’s capable of doing plenty of things on her own, and she wants more My Little Ponies. Thus, I thought this was the perfect time to introduce her to the concept of doing chores, getting an allowance, and saving for things you want. She needed to…

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06/07

2013

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Toddler* Party Ideas

by RealMomofNJ on June 07, 2013 in Parent Stuff, Random Info, Tips

RealGirl’s fourth birthday is coming. It seems that this is the birthday kids start celebrating with their friends and not their families. *sniffle* Already? I thought I had at least until she was 8.

I need toddler* party ideas.

I want a party that is:

Fun

Easy

Affordable

Physical

Not at my house

 

I don’t want a…

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06/05

2013

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quickrant

Public Shaming and Bullying Mixed Messages

by RealMomofNJ on June 05, 2013 in Bitching

It seems like there are articles and news stories every day about some horrible parent who has publicly shamed their kid. Sometimes the shaming seems reasonable and harmless, other times it is outrageous and potentially traumatizing. Regardless, even perceived public shaming often elicits extreme and immediate backlash and is commonly considered a form of bullying. And public opinion about it…

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06/04

2013

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Sleep Training Tips for Babies of All Ages

by RealMomofNJ on June 04, 2013 in Sleep, Tips

RealBoy has been waking up crying in the middle of the night. I don’t know why—he’s never wet, or cold, or missing his binky—but it’s becoming an unnecessary habit. I’m really tired now, so I’ve been getting lazy and bringing him back to bed with RealDad and me. Which was nice at first. Now, however, he only wants to…

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05/29

2013

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You Can Cook For Your Family. No Really, You Can

by RealMomofNJ on May 29, 2013 in Food & Recipes, Tips

RealDad sent me an article recently that I could’ve written myself:  You’ll Gladly Die for Your Children; Why Won’t You Cook for Them? I can’t stop thinking about it.

This article summarized much of what I think about cooking for my family and about the American views of food and cooking. It brings up some superior points and basically answers its…

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