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I Taught My Dad to Speak English and 13 Other Fun Facts About Me

By amberdoty |

I’ve been writing here on Babble for almost seven months now and, while it is impossible to share a story without injecting a bit of yourself into it, the predominance of my tales have centered around my son, Anders. Before I was a writer at Babble, I was a reader here. I loved tagging along on the journey of other mothers with children of similar ages to my own.

Many times reading about the milestones and phases of other children reassured me that mine were on track or that I wasn’t alone when suffering through a particularly difficult parenting situation. That’s the power and the appeal of blogs, in my opinion. No matter what you are experiencing there is someone out there with whom you can identify and they are only a google search away.

Reading about children can be entertaining, but I often find myself wondering about the mothers telling their stories. I have enjoyed the inside look into the lives of the Babble writers around the blogs over the past couple of weeks so much, I thought I’d share as well.

I’ve boiled my life down to 14 quick facts with accompanying awkward photos. Here we go.

 

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I Taught My Dad to Speak English and 13 Other Fun Facts About Me

Let's begin at the beginning

My mom was 19 when she gave birth to me. She likes to joke that she doubled her body weight during her pregnancy. I used to laugh at that when I was growing up until I got pregnant myself. It's way less funny when your starting weight isn't 90 pounds.

 

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Amber Doty is a writer, scientist, wife, and mother to two boys. On Babble, Amber wrote for both Strollerderby and KidScoop about parenting news, pop culture, raising school-age children and general parenting tips. More of her work can be found on her website, The Daily Doty.

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