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Déjà Vu All Over Again

My wife and I are either crazy or stupid or so self loathing that we feel we deserve to be punished. It must be that, right? How else would you explain it? Why on Earth but for any of the … Continue reading

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I went to the grocery store with an infant and a toddler ALONE…AND I survived.

I was determined. To heal quickly from my cesarean.To conquer the idea that I now had TWO kids rather than 1.To get out of the house.To prove to myself that although I don’t have family nearby, or neighbors to help … Continue reading

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My Son, The Comedian

Written by Chris Loprete My 3 year old is hysterical. Seriously. I’m not talking about the little “oh isn’t that cute” type of laughs that an infant elicits. Nor am I talking about the courtesy laughs you give to a … Continue reading

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Best Worst Mother

Written by Molly Beck Ferguson I’ll admit it. Parenthood has flat-out humbled me. I’m sure it has for many other parents out there as well – it has to have. No one REALLY gets it until you are in the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Tribute

Written By Ally LopreteHere’s to the Fathers who have been there for the good and the bad.To the Father who wasn’t sure that he even wanted to become a father, but when he did, embraced it in a way that … Continue reading

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Bridge of Exhaustion

Written by Chris Loprete Every summer during my childhood my family would drive 7 hours south to North Carolina from Pennsylvania. On the way we would have to cross over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, a 17 mile long bridge that … Continue reading

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Please Forgive the Pregnancy Brain

Written by Ally Loprete I don’t know how many more times I will be able to get away with the excuse that I am pregnant every time I have a brain fart. Seriously, my brain seems to be functioning less … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics

Written by Ally Loprete As the owner of OMM and a representative of so many members, I’ve had to do something I’ve never done before, and that is to swallow my political opinions and keep them to myself for the … Continue reading

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Thanks. I got it.

Written By Chris Loprete Why is it that when women see a father alone with a baby, they immediately assume we don’t know what the hell we’re doing? Now I don’t want to generalize here. I’m not talking about single … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Learning

Written by Guest Blogger James C. Ferguson Apparently, as I endeavor to educate my toddler by increasing her vocabulary at every waking opportunity, she – ironically – is turning me into an idiot. As I mentioned in a previous piece, … Continue reading

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George

Written by Guest Blogger James C. Ferguson Is it just me or is Curious George kind of an asshole? Whenever my toddler brings me one of her numerous Curious George books, of course I’m always happy to indulge her; I … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

My wife and I are either crazy or stupid or so self loathing that we feel we deserve to be punished. It must be that, right? How else would you explain it? Why on Earth but for any of the … Continue reading

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My Life: Take 2

Written By Chris Loprete It’s true what they say. Once you become a father, you start to live your life all over again. My son is 2 ½ and I’m finally getting it through my thick skull that while I … Continue reading

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THE FIRST WEEK (A confession)

“It’s okay, buddy. It’ll be alright, pal. Don’t cry.” I say half heartedly. I’m only saying it because it seems like that’s what I’m supposed to say. I don’t really know what I’m doing. In fact I don’t even know … Continue reading

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I saw the Sex and the City movie…alone.

Wait, wait wait. Let me explain. Yes, I am guilty as charged. I saw the chickiest of chick flicks by myself….on purpose. But before you cancel my “guy” club membership and make me hand over my remote control, allow me … Continue reading

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The Family That Laughs Together, Stays Together *

* Blogger’s note: Due to the graphic nature of the following story and the family nature of this website, please note that throughout the blog, the word “laugh” and it’s uses will be used to represent the word “vomit.” Ever … Continue reading

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Tell your Daddy

Who speaks for the Dad? Seriously. Think about it. Chris Rock has a great routine about this subject. It goes something like this. Kids are always being told “Tell your mama how good this dinner is.” “Tell your mama how … Continue reading

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A Little Miracle…With A Little Help

Author’s note: The following blog entry is about fertility treatments. Because of the family nature of this website, please understand that reading between the lines is required. Before we go any farther, I want to say that it wasn’t my … Continue reading

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