Author Archive | Beth Wilkin-Waldmann

Great Gender Expectations

Great (Gender) Expectations

Despite my pink dreams and my Pinterest nursery ideas, we’re having a (healthy!) boy. There is joy. There is trepidation. And there is a strange phenomenon. Let me explain. I’m already mom to a spunky and sweet two-year-old daughter named Madeline. I have a younger sister. So raising a son, quite frankly, is uncharted territory. […]

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Road Trip: Affordable, Close, Fun! {Abingdon, Virginia}

It’s hard to believe, but summer is just days away. No matter how old (or how young) you are there is just a certain something about summertime. Just ask Olaf. Or the Fresh Prince. Freedom, adventure and relaxation. Sigh. For many families (including mine) that means hitting the road for vacation. The beach is a popular […]

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Road Trip: Affordable, Close, Fun! {Cincinnati, Ohio}

It’s hard to believe, but summer is just weeks away. No matter how old (or how young) you are there is just a certain something about summertime. Just ask Olaf. Or the Fresh Prince. Freedom, adventure and relaxation. Sigh. For many families (including mine) that means hitting the road for vacation. The beach is a […]

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Road Trip: Affordable, Close, Fun!

It’s hard to believe, but summer is just weeks away. No matter how old (or how young), there is just a certain something about summertime. Just ask Olaf. Or the Fresh Prince. Freedom, adventure and relaxation. Sigh. For many families (including mine) that means hitting the road for vacation. The beach is a popular destination, […]

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Her First Friend

Their friendship is sometimes a one-sided affair. Our sweet girl smothers her with affection, climbs on her and uses her as a pillow. Meanwhile, her first friend looks at me with those big dark brown eyes pleading, “Please make this stop.” My daughter’s friend is, of course, our black Labrador retriever named Reagan. Like many […]

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TV is Bad for Kids (But That’s Not Stopping Me)

Against the advice of our pediatrician and countless studies, we let our 18-month-old daughter watch television. (Insert dramatic TV music here.) It’s not a decision we came to lightly. The fact I worked in television news for nearly 15 years actually made it harder—not easier—to decide what’s best for her. In the end, it came […]

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