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Ears: Pierced!


I was so afraid to pierce Genevieve’s ears. I feared she would cry uncontrollably and be miserable for days, especially because she’s teething. But after my friend got her infant daughter’s ears pierced, I decided to go for it.

Genevieve was all smiles and chatter at the pharmacy- until three people had to hold her down. As soon as her ears were pierced, she let out three sharp “what the heck just happened to me?!!” shrieks, then buried her face in her hands. By the time we got to the register to pay, she was over it and more focused on grabbing candy bars from the counter.

Then, she had a bottle and went swimming for the first time.

Fun: 1, Trauma: 0

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Navigating life as a wife, new mommy to a baby girl (Genevieve) and fur mommy to rescue dogs Lucky (Korean Jindo) and Lulu (plot hound) and media maven (PR Exec, lifestyle journalist and young divorce author-- learn more at I have Epstein Barr Virus/chronic fatigue syndrome/ Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease, was in labor for 20 hours then had a C-section, live in a renovated log cabin in NJ, can't cook, quit breastfeeding after four weeks and have no regrets (bottle mom from now on!), taught my daughter to say "tattoo" and recognize diamonds. Instagram @ hellojoelle Twitter @ChippedNailsMom Email chippedpolishandpattycake at

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