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Breastfeeding Tips

The twins just weaned, so I'm posting what I think will be a final piece on breastfeeding. If you've read some of my other pieces, you know I'm a breastfeeding enthusiast....

Original post made by Jessica T on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Mother of 4 , 9 hours ago | 3 comments | 630 Views

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Those unexpected dinners

I have a friend we'll call Richard, a former colleague who first impressed me with some strategic work he did as a consultant for my business unit. Shortly thereafter...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jul. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 724 Views

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Goodbye, carpool

When I returned from maternity leave, I was aghast at the increase in traffic. My commute seemed as though it had increased by 30 minutes overnight. I hadn't seen...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jul. 7, 2014
Last comment by Kristian A, on Jul 10, 2014 at 6:39 am | 4 comments | 2136 Views

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Then and now: words

==I Hi Readers, I have a special treat for you this week. Tween T, my eldest daughter is on summer vacation and wanted to guest blog. I found her camped out in...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jun. 29, 2014
Last comment by Mother of 4 , on Jun 29, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 1 comment | 2147 Views

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Enforcing bedtime

Several months ago we had dinner guests, a couple of childless poets. They arrived at 6:30pm, about an hour before the twins' bedtime and two hours before my eleven-year...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Susan, on Jun 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm | 7 comments | 2283 Views

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The farm share

If you want to eat and garden better, there's a simple solution - the farm share. For years, I've maintained that if you are filling your compost bin by the end...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by RW, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 5 comments | 2739 Views

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Twinspeak

Lord Byron has a quote, "Happiness was born a twin." It rings truer than I might have imagined. Our eldest child is ten years older than our twins, so the...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jun. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1883 Views

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Why I work late

I have a confession to make: I am among the last to leave the office. Fridays for whatever reason are the worst - I try to tie up all the loose ends I can think...

Original post made by Jessica T on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Amazed, on Jun 10, 2014 at 9:16 am | 6 comments | 2711 Views

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The family retreat

Memorial Day this year marked our annual family retreat. Every year, we spend a long weekend at a favorite spot up north. If the weather is nice, we get to spend...

Original post made by Jessica T on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on Jun 3, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 2148 Views

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The one year milestone

The twins turn one this week. I thought I'd be delighted that their first year was behind us, that we were on our way to more sleep and proud of the robust little...

Original post made by Jessica T on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by CherylBac, on May 20, 2014 at 11:22 pm | 2 comments | 2943 Views

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Twin pregnancy tips

I never thought I'd be the mother of twins. From the moment that I found out I was carrying two embryos, I was worried about carrying them to term. My sister, a...

Original post made by Jessica T on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on May 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm | 2 comments | 3471 Views

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Helpouts: The Silver Bullet for New Parents

The first-year of parenthood is a haze punctuated by near-certain disasters and loads of change. A new father recently described his paternity leave as "time to...

Original post made by Jessica T on May. 4, 2014
Last comment by Raymond, on May 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 12 comments | 4246 Views

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The lure of the country club

A colleague recently confided in me that he was applying for membership at a local country club. "Why on earth would you do that?" I asked. He was amused by my reaction...

Original post made by Jessica T on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by harvardmom, on May 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 16 comments | 7059 Views

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The reading holiday

Now that I'm back at work, what I miss most about being on maternity leave is not my children. It's having the time to read. My leisure time is limited to a few...

Original post made by Jessica T on Apr. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3647 Views

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Finding mentors in would-be bosses

Mentorship is a hot topic in the business world, in part because experts can't seem to agree on the best way to create a mentor relationship. In Lean In, Sheryl...

Original post made by Jessica T on Apr. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 5157 Views

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Phone-Free

Last week, I totaled my phone. I had a tough day at work, and as I got out of my car, I dropped the phone. I have made this mistake countless times, but on this...

Original post made by Jessica T on Apr. 6, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 7 comments | 6125 Views

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Promoted on maternity leave

The autumn before last, I flew to New York to visit my best friend from college who had just had her first baby. My best friend leads the kind of fashionable and...

Original post made by Jessica T on Mar. 31, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3328 Views

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The majestic mother's room

Three times a day, I get to rush down the hall and lock myself in a room that only a handful of other mothers in my building can access. It's completely disruptive...

Original post made by Jessica T on Mar. 26, 2014
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How to avoid the Sunday night blues

On maternity leave, my Sunday nights resembled every other night of the week. With the exception of needing to get my daughter out the door Monday morning (which...

Original post made by Jessica T on Mar. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on Mar 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 3 comments | 4324 Views

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Our free range kid experiment

I wrote in a previous post about a speaking series that my husband and I have been attending...

Original post made by Jessica T on Mar. 16, 2014
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