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20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred

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Word List: Family

baby bump

Word List: Family

when a woman starts to look pregnant physically

She's excited to be pregnant and loves showing off her baby bump.

baby shower

Word List: Family

a party, primarily for females, where guests bring baby gifts for the mother-to-be

Sonia got a lot of really nice gifts at her baby shower.

blended family

Word List: Family

when a divorced woman who has children marries a divorced man who has children

The kids in the blended family are getting used to each other, and everyone is a little bit happier each day.

cous or cuz/cousin

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cousin – a relative (your mom’s brother’s/sister’s son or daughter)

I like hangin' out with my cous, Timmy, as often as I can.  He’s pretty cool.


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short for grandmother or grandma

Grams always gives me great big hugs, and I love it!

honey-do list

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a list of things that need to be done around the house that is given to a spouse or significant other

My dad hopes that my mom doesn't give him a honey-do list today because there's a big game on TV this afternoon.


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a sweet name for your husband

My hubby and I went out to dinner last night. It was nice to be just the two of us without the kids.

irreconcilable differences

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the most common reason for a divorce

My husband and I argued a lot, and we were almost never on the same page.  Sadly, we decided to get a divorce because of our irreconcilable differences.

meet and greet shower

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a get-together of your family and friends (both sexes) after your baby is born where guests bring baby gifts (slowly replacing baby showers)

Meet and greet showers are becoming more and more popular. It makes sense to me, so I think it's great!

play date

Word List: Family

a planned time by parents for their children to get together with other children to play

On Saturday, Susie and Billy are having their first play date.  I hope they have fun together.