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Author Archive | Patricia Nicolas

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My adventures with a picky eater

Before you invest time reading this let me say: I have no answers to this problem and have failed miserably at getting my picky eater to try new foods. I have failed so badly that I have had a kidney bean projectile vomited at my face. I wanted to share our story in case others […]

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Save the Worst for Mom

You know the drill– you have been texting your baby sitter throughout date night asking how your little devils oops I mean lovely children are doing. “They are angels!” she gushes. You shrug and check back a couple more times. “They are playing together so nicely!” Hmmmmm, ok?   Fast forward a couple hours later […]

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It’s Just a Phase

My two year old is obsessed with washing her hands. It’s a huge ritual for her. She pushes over a chair to the sink, stands on her tippy toes, and turns on the water- hot first, then cold. She splashes gleefully and gets soaked. She strips all her clothes off because they are wet. Then […]

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My Parenting Instruction Manual

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals. And no matter how many books you read on the subject of parenting and how many well intentioned friends/family tell you how to parent, you still aren’t ready. And let’s be honest, none of us really know what we are doing. We are learning as we go. Praying for […]

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Surviving Family Photo Day

Family Photo Day. You know the feeling. Stress mixed with dread. I am a family photographer by trade (http://vivaportraitstudio.com) and yet I could not escape from these feelings! I have a five year old who can pay attention for a photo for a nanosecond and a 20 month old who is pretty much a blur […]

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