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Fat-Shaming at Seven

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Dear Little One, Given that we’re near the beginning of the “stuff-your-face” holiday season, I thought it would be a good time to share this story. A few months ago, we were over at your dad’s parents’ house for dinner.  After dinner, everyone was in the backyard by the fire… Read more »

Why I Take so Many Pictures

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Dear Little One, You may have noticed that I take an inordinate number of pictures and videos of you.  I recently had to buy more memory for my phone just so I could keep everything on there, in addition to having it all saved in Google Photos.  If I could,… Read more »

The Day I Ruined My Mom’s Car

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Dear Little One, Many years ago, when I was ~7 or 8, your grandma managed to get a new car.  She had gone through numerous cars in her lifetime, but they had all been used and on their last legs.  But this time, this time she actually got a new… Read more »

Why I’m “On the Fence”

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Neither a Crunchy Mom nor … Smooth? Traditional? Whatever. When I was pregnant, I read everything I could get my hands on.  Blogs, YouTube videos, advice columns – everything.  what I found was that the vast majority seemed to be on the extreme edges with very little between. One would… Read more »

Why I Decided to Start a Blog

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The creation of the On the Fence Mama blog. When I had my little one, I suddenly became aware of just how fragile life is.  It’s horrifically cliché, but still true.  For the first six months, I was prepared to walk into the room to find her just … gone…. Read more »