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Mommy Mileage: How We Travel the Stages | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Mommy Mileage: How We Travel Through the Stages

This is a rock.  I dumped it and its friends in my yard years ago. The recent rains have drifted them back into my life.  This rock was inventory from a previous job. It was awarded to clients for the number of miles they carpooled, biked, telecommuted, or took MARTA.  Why did they end up […]

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Is it Bad if I’m Bleeding; Or, How to Parent on a Weak Stomach

When I was anticipating becoming a mom, I assumed that some of my natural responses to the smell/sight of poop, pee, snot and other bodily fluids would disappear.  “It doesn’t bother you with your own child” the veterans assured me.  I fully believed that the gagging reflex that I succumbed to at the mere mention […]

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Flaming Cabbage: Or, How to Be Like Betty C.

One of my latest fixations has been my vintage copy of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book, circa 1950. My love of it has absolutely nothing to do with cooking because I hate to cook.  It has everything to do with the cheery illustrations, the homespun poetry, the refined advice, and the one magnificent recipe that […]

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