Author Archive | Ilyse Kaplan

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On Being a Girl Mom

My daughter is strong and brave. She will try anything once — dirt, rocks, water from a hose, dog food.  She climbs past the big kids to slide down the slide herself at the park. Slipping, splashing around in a puddle in our driveway, and she laughs. She points at a big dog at the […]

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Social Media Mom

June 12th, 2015 I posted a chap-lipped, bags-under the eyes, selfie on Instagram of me and my 1-month-old baby and wrote the following for all the social media world to see: I told myself I wouldn’t Instagram spam with baby pictures, but someone recently told me new mothers do this as a way to document […]

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10 (In Home) Date Night Ideas

10 (In Home) Date Night Ideas

As mothers we are constantly busy — changing diapers, getting kids dressed, getting kids fed, driving kids around, calming kids down, rolling around on the floor with kids, keeping kids entertained — god forbid you get a moment to feed yourself or shower. When bedtime finally arrives and after the third, no fourth attempt, the baby is […]

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When Fed is Best

When Fed is Best

Breastfeeding or not was never a question for me. I am an all natural mama. We eat organic, collecting fresh eggs from our backyard chickens each morning. We use natural soaps and stay away from toys made from chemicals. After attending a birthing class at our hospital, I decided to give birth naturally because, as the […]

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