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Operation Terrible Twos

Out of my intrepid fear of cliches, I may have been unclear with Tuesday's post. Even though we survived the Spawnocalypse--two and a half years of transition from daydreaming newlyweds to sometimes-haggard parents of back-to-back babies--this journey and blog are far from over.But, at the risk of using dark analogies to describe parenthood (who, me?), my point…See More
Sep 24, 2009
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I have a doctor's note

Dear Internet,Please excuse Deb's less-than-prolific (and kind of sucky) posting as of late.As this writer's physician, I also pronounce that this letter does not violate blogging commandment number 3, as there is a legitimate medical reason behind her lack of inspiring prose (and ability to wash the kitchen floor). In particular, Ms. NoReturnMom's iron level is staggeringly low. How low? Well, an adult female should expect to see an iron count around 100, in order for her blood to adequately…See More
Sep 16, 2009
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Spawnocalypse FAQs

Or maybe more like FYIs. Whatever. Here goes.Q: What's with the name Spawnocalypse--do you hate your kids?A: No way. Most days, Gunnar (2) and Annalie (1) are the only people I can stand. At least they have a reason to be narcissistic and manipulative, and they usually make me laugh in the process--more than I can say for a lot of adults. The name signifies that parenthood brought the end of the world as I knew it, which has been in a lot of ways…See More
Aug 24, 2009
Brae Lee Craig commented on NoReturnMom's blog post 'Is it okay to shower with your kid?'
"LOL. They came out of my VAGINA, I think they can handle seeing me naked here or there. I don't have sex in front of them. I am comfortable with my body, and I think they need to be comfortable with theirs. We don't go out of the house…"
Aug 24, 2009
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What the heck am I doing in the blogosphere?

I entered the momblogosphere at an inopportune time: way past the dawn when mom blogging was considered a radical act and in the midst of potential FTC scrutiny and a…See More
Aug 15, 2009
Amy Musing commented on NoReturnMom's blog post 'Is it okay to shower with your kid?'
"If I need a bra and the only clean ones are in the laundry basket in the basement that never made it upstairs, I will walk by my two boys and go get it. No towel. No modesty. Just matter of fact. My boys are used to random nudity, which is to say…"
Aug 2, 2009
NoReturnMom replied to Carissa Rogers's discussion 'Who do you write for?' in the group Writing Moms
"Depending on the post, I kind of always have a different individual in my mind as I write--a neighbor, my boss, my husband, a relative, an old friend, a new friend--but with zero regard as to whether that particular person will read and how he or…"
Jul 30, 2009
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Is it okay to shower with your kid?

At this point in my parenting career, I'm pretty good at taking others' opinions in stride. Think cloth diapers and home schooling are the way to go? Fine. Neither are for me, but who cares?But every so often, I kick myself for not addressing a remark more clearly (or at all). So, behind the shield of the Internet, consider exhibit A...What? You shower with your son? Gross.As a person with generous sebaceous glands and kids that wake before dawn, I was thrilled to discover I could kill two…See More
Jul 28, 2009
NoReturnMom replied to Mom Bloggers Club's discussion 'I blog because....'
"I blog to capture memories, to write on subjects of my choosing, to network with other moms and bloggers, and to engage in discussions on parenting topics I have and have not yet experienced. And, I like to make people laugh."
Jul 28, 2009
NoReturnMom posted a blog post

Interview with a fellow bulimia survivor

I recently discovered Lori Hanson and her blog, Learn2Balance, full of wonderfully insightful articles about eating disorders and recovery. Lori should have insights—she’s been there, too. Although I share with you my experiences dealing with food issues from time to time, I have only my narrow perspective to provide. No research. Few answers.So, I sent Lori an email asking if…See More
Jul 23, 2009
NoReturnMom replied to Melinda Means's discussion 'Ready to give up on Technorati!!!!!! Any advice???'
"I got an error message for weeks and then gave up for maybe a month. Then the other day I got as far as posting the code to my blog, but the RSS never picked it up. So, still in Technorati limbo. No advice, just here to commiserate."
Jul 18, 2009
NoReturnMom replied to Ann Harrison's discussion 'Am I The Only Blogger NOT Going To A Conference This Summer?'
"No conference for me. I only started my blog in April. Though I think it would be an amazing learning and networking opportunity, I'll try for BlogHer next year. Part of me does wish I had the money and the will to leave my kids to go this…"
Jul 17, 2009
NoReturnMom replied to Kelly Razzano's discussion 'How long?'
"I was just wondering the same thing! I accepted my first review request last weekend and haven't seen the product yet as of today (Friday). I'm not in a rush to get it, but figured I'd drop the guy a quick email if it doesn't…"
Jul 17, 2009
NoReturnMom replied to Molly's discussion 'Do you ever psych yourself out before a race?' in the group Running Mommies
"Before having kids, I got worked up about sticking to my training plan perfectly and nervous about performing well. But now I look at running (especially w/out the jogging stroller) as a treat. I try to tell myself that any run, race or not, is a…"
Jul 17, 2009
NoReturnMom posted a blog post

When having a smartypants hurts

My firstborn has a gift of gab that regularly makes me smile, shake my head, or laugh out loud and/or temporarily lose control of bodily functions. But on the other side of all those comical quips are the occasional words that break my heart.A few days ago, as I was administering morning milk and diaper changes and bleary-eyed snuggles as usual, both toddlers tugging on me and grappling for a prime lap spot, Gunnar firmly grabbed my knee, looked me in the eye, and said, "I want Annie's mommy."I…See More
Jul 9, 2009
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My two cents on unsolicited advice

An old friend's Facebook status states--with a period, not a question mark--that his baby is suffering from her first cold. How do you respond?Although I usually use punctuation as my guide, sometimes I can't resist trying so save a fellow parent some of the trial and error I've already exhausted. So, picturing the week ahead for my friend with the sick four-month-old, I had to recommend Little Noses saline drops before feedings and sleep.When my friend replied with a "thank you," I proceeded…See More
Jun 29, 2009

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I'm a Boston-area writer and mom to two fun-loving toddlers. I've worked in publishing for several years and recently started my own blog about how life changes--completely--after becoming a parent. When I'm not working or wrangling Gunnar and Annalie, I enjoy running and spending time with my husband.
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Operation Terrible Twos

Posted on September 24, 2009 at 10:38am 0 Comments

Out of my intrepid fear of cliches, I may have been unclear with Tuesday's post. Even though we survived the Spawnocalypse--two and a half years of transition from daydreaming newlyweds to sometimes-haggard parents of back-to-back babies--this journey and blog are far from over.



But, at the risk of using dark analogies to describe parenthood (who, me?),… Continue

I have a doctor's note

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Dear Internet,



Please excuse Deb's less-than-prolific (and kind of sucky) posting as of late.



As this writer's physician, I also pronounce that this letter does not violate blogging commandment number 3, as there is a legitimate medical reason behind her lack of inspiring prose (and ability to wash the kitchen floor). In particular, Ms. NoReturnMom's iron level is staggeringly low. How low? Well, an adult female should expect to see an iron count around 100, in order for… Continue

Spawnocalypse FAQs

Posted on August 24, 2009 at 10:51pm 0 Comments

Or maybe more like FYIs. Whatever. Here goes.



Q: What's with the name Spawnocalypse--do you hate your kids?

A: No way. Most days, Gunnar (2) and Annalie (1) are the only people I can stand. At least they have a reason to be narcissistic and manipulative, and they usually make me laugh in the process--more than I can say for a lot of adults. The name signifies that parenthood… Continue

What the heck am I doing in the blogosphere?

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 10:26pm 0 Comments

I entered the momblogosphere at an inopportune time: way past the dawn when mom blogging was considered a radical act and in the midst of potential FTC scrutiny and a… Continue

Is it okay to shower with your kid?

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 5:17pm 2 Comments

At this point in my parenting career, I'm pretty good at taking others' opinions in stride. Think cloth diapers and home schooling are the way to go? Fine. Neither are for me, but who cares?



But every so often, I kick myself for not addressing a remark more clearly (or at all). So, behind the shield of the Internet, consider exhibit A...



What? You shower with your son? Gross.


As a person with generous sebaceous glands and kids that wake before dawn, I was… Continue

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At 7:43pm on June 26, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help


At 6:38pm on April 5, 2011, missy Varner said…

Hello,


 


My name is Missy and I am also a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.  I have a blog,www.luxurybeautyproducts.blogspot.com  and I also run the blog hop network.

I wanted to let you know that I am following you,  and hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back.  I also want to invite you to join my groups, The Blog Hop Network, Beauty Bloggers, and Children's businesses.  Also, I would love to place a link to your site on my blog if you want to do the same with my blog on yours. Please let me know by sending me an email regarding this and it has been nice meeting you via the web.


 


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At 11:00pm on August 11, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 9:47am on June 4, 2009, Mommy-momo said…
Thanks for joining the running group! Hope you get good tips and motivation from the other moms. That our goal! Also... great blog! I'm now following!!! Check out my running blog

http://www.momo-runner.blogspot.com
At 8:28pm on June 2, 2009, Melissa Bugaj said…
Thanks Deb for inviting me! xoxox Mel
At 12:19am on May 30, 2009, Mommy-momo said…
Welcome to the club! Let us know if you need any help.

Also, check out my Running Mommies group.
At 9:32am on May 29, 2009, NoReturnMom said…
Hi moms,
I'm new here. Friend me!
-Deb aka NoReturnMom
 
 
 

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