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"Restraining Order" Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, that's right. I call these babies "Restraining Order" Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, because I honestly need to issue an imaginary restraining order ON MYSELF after I make them. They are YUMMY. And even when I cover them up in tin-foil and walk all the way across the house to another room, they call to me, beckoning to be eaten. So I end up ignoring the imaginary restraining order. It's only IMAGINARY, after all.



Now, I love white chocolate (which isn't…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on May 24, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Do I Have What it Takes to Be a Stay at Home Mom?

For a multitude of reasons, my husband and I have decided it might be best if I become a stay-at-home mom.
And for a multitude of reasons, I am excited, nervous, and eager about the possibility of beginning this very new, very important chapter of my life.
I’m kind of panicking, to be honest. I mean, I want very badly to be THE BEST SAHM the world has ever known. Yes, I know it’s an impossibility, and that putting that kind of pressure on myself is ridiculous. But…
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Added by Dvora Koelling on May 22, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

T Minus 2.. or 3.. or 9

So, these last days leading up to the baby’s estimated due date have been quite the emotional whirlwind for me.

Of course, like every other mama on the brink of giving birth, I have been totally anxious to feel the beginnings of labor, or receive SOME sign that the baby has decided to make his way into this world. And like every other wishful VBAC mama, I have been especially anxious, hoping that this baby’s birth might be different from my first baby’s.  In search of giving my son…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on December 3, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

10 Conversations NOT to Have Around a Pregnant Woman

 

Maybe I’m just being sensitive.

Scratch that. I am DEFINITELY being sensitive.

But it seems that lately I have noticed how inappropriate certain conversations are when they are being held in the company of a very pregnant woman. Of course, I can’t exactly tell people to STOP talking about…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on October 19, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments

Sleep? Who Needs It?... And What Day is it Again??

Pregnancy is not kind on the sleep cycle. Neither is a two year old child. So the combination of being pregnant and having a toddler has translated into my averaging about 4.5 hours of sleep a night, as of late.  I’ve heard lots of conventional wisdom about establishing an evening routine as a family, so that everyone can get some much needed rest.…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on October 4, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Embracing the Tiger

I’ve got to be honest. I’ve been rather lackadaisical about this second pregnancy. I mean, getting preggers again after only 18 months since Em’s birth has made me feel pretty “been there, done that” about this whole thing. I’ve actually felt quite guilty about my lack of nervousness and anticipation.

 With a…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on September 21, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments

The Moon and the Stars

 

As I have mentioned before, one of the best things about parenting is that it gives me the opportunity to re-discover the wonder of the world through my child’s eyes. Things that I have taken for granted for years upon years now suddenly have become fascinating again, as my daughter realizes and…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on September 11, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

No More "F" Bombs for Mama

 

Well, folks, the day has arrived. Em has transformed from a person to a parrot, a toddler-voiced echo that follows C and I around the house. Many of our conversations go like this:

“Emmy, it’s time for you to brush your teeth,” says I.

“Bruthh your TEETH!” says Em.

“Make sure to go up and…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on August 17, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Not-So-Great Expectations

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Added by Dvora Koelling on August 9, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Flowers in Our Bellybuttons

 

My daughter has a magical way about her.



She can get people to do all sorts of things that I would NEVER in a million years be able to get people to do.



Like last week, when the three of us made an impromptu visit to my in-laws one late afternoon. Em asked her grandmother, Baba,…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on August 6, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments

On Amusement Parks and I-Phone Obsessed Parents

 
So I was a brave mama and took Em to Six Flags Great Escape this past Saturday. Despite the fact that we got a later start than I had hoped (thanks to a big old nail that made its way through our car tire), we had a really great time.
 
Sure, there were some stressful…
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Added by Dvora Koelling on July 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Innocence

 
I didn’t sleep very well on Friday night. To be honest, I was up until 1 am, in bed, watching news coverage of the tragedy in Aurora (probably not the smartest thing for me to do).
 
These kinds of senseless killings definitely shake me to the core. It’s really hard for me to…
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Added by Dvora Koelling on July 23, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Can I Trade Dreams With You?

 

So last night I had another one of my crazy pants pregnancy dream nights, where I basically felt submerged in a David Lynchian world for the eight hours I was in bed. Now normally, I wouldn’t mind being stuck in a wonder world of red velvet curtains and ambient noise-music, but the dreams I was…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on July 19, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Increasing My Odds...

Prior to her breast cancer diagnosis, my mother had been quite vigilant about doing breast self exams, and getting routine mammograms. It didn’t help.

My mom died about a year and a half ago, after an 18 year battle with breast cancer that slowly but surely metasticized to her brain, liver, and other organs.…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on July 18, 2012 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

No, I Am Not an Oompa Loompa. I'm Just 5 Feet Tall and Pregnant.

 
There are those who look absolutely beautiful and stunning when pregnant. And then there are those who, like me, look just like an Oompa Loompa.
 
I try not to be a hater. I really do. I try not to wish evil on the lovely ladies who somehow make it through nine months of…
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Added by Dvora Koelling on July 18, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Just Singin' in the Rain...

 
One of the best parts of being a mommy is being able to relive my favorite childhood moments AGAIN, only in the company of my daughter and husband.
 
Yesterday, after seemingly eons of hot days that have scorched our lawn grass into a bed of straw, the skies became super thick…
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Added by Dvora Koelling on July 18, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments

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