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Review: FotoJet, a Browser-Based All in One Photo Tool

No Adobe Photoshop subscription? No problem. No advanced designing skills? No problem. I love how things have advanced to a point where anyone can create beautiful images and other designs at the click of a few […]

HerStory: The Women of theParentVoice.Com

Meet the team that created theparentvoice.com

The Unspeakable, Spoken: Why is this so tough?

I really wish wine did it for me. Isn’t wine supposed to help deal with motherhood, if all those memes are to be believed? Nothing really works for me. I don’t smoke. I don’t really […]

Thoughts during the lifecycle of a sick child

TJ had fever last week. Pretty much all day. It was a fever that started out of nowhere on Thursday evening, lasted all day Friday, give or take a few hours working off of the […]

Review: Filld – The Gas Delivery App

Waiting at a gas station to fill up gas is probably one of their least favorite activities for most people. Filld is a gas delivery service handled entirely through an app that does the gas filling […]

Answering my Calling. Serendipitously.

As a former professor of organizational communication, a feminist, and an unapologetic qualitative scholar, my absolute favorite kind of research involved talking to people about their lives. When I wasn’t immersed in my participants’ life […]

No More Milestones

There was a time, not very long ago, when everyday was full of new excitement and anticipation over what new thing my little girl would accomplish that day or even that week or month. Now, […]

Independence Day Weekend in Pictures

We had a fun few days, what with Aaron being home for four days!. Having taken the Monday before the 4th off, we got an extended long weekend. While we didn’t do much on Saturday […]

Teaching Kids to Swear

I know how it looks. I know you are judging me right now. I know you are on some kind of a moral high horse, perhaps even justified, praising yourself for having your language firmly under control when kids are around.

HerStory: Julie Siewert of Diaper Dabbler

It’s the first of the month which means it’s time for HerStory, a new series of posts presented by ThePhdMama blog to highlight the stories of moms who are like you and me, but just a little different. Julie Siewert is the owner and “the chief ‘Mom-in-Charge’ at Diaper Dabbler.

11 Things I Learned about Canada from Marrying a Canadian

In honor of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, I thought it would be fun to write about the things I learned about Canada from my very Canadian husband. If you are Canadian, “A Very Happy Canada Day” […]

Summer School Begins and Other Things

In 2015, June was the month in which Baby J experienced his first big fever. He was 14 months young. In 2016, June was the month I was still very much in the throes of […]

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