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and the Moms Who Live Here

Author Archive | Laura Ramis


Forget the Big Picture

Not really, but just for a few minutes. Do not focus on the utter devastation of the floods, the submerged cars, the crumbling buildings, the roads destroyed, an entire neighborhood underwater. It’s hard, with the images being broadcast across the news and social media (and rightly so). I don’t think any of us touched in […]

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Summer Rewards for Moms

One of the first things we do when school ends and summer starts is sign up for the summer reading program at our local library. The kids get charts that they can fill out with colors or stickers for time spent reading. Even non-readers in our family get their own chart, and receive a sticker […]

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How to Win the Mommy Wars

Yep, that’s right. I’m going to tell you how to win the Mommy Wars. I’m going to help you find out if babywearing, or breastfeeding, or strollers, or white noise machines, or co-sleeping, or disposable diapers, or homemade organic baby food will make you a better parent. Except, first you have to realize that when you […]

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What’s in a (Middle) Name?

Here is some groundbreaking, how-did-I-live-before-I-knew-this information: March 6 is Middle Name Pride Day. When I was little I did not like my middle name. Growing up in Philadelphia, Mercedes was not a name, it was a car. When we moved back to Puerto Rico, it was a name, but not a child’s name. Anyone named […]

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