March is the Absolute Worst Month of the Year
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March is the Absolute Worst Month of the Year

At this craptastic time of year (winter, that is), you’ve likely seen many articles claiming that January or February is the worst month of the year.  I’m sorry. Those writers were either mistaken or flat-out liars. March is the actual worst. Here’s why: January is no picnic, I grant you. Everyone knows it’s basically a cold,…

To the Mom Who Didn’t Lose Her Sh*t Today
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To the Mom Who Didn’t Lose Her Sh*t Today

Do you remember the “Real American Heroes” commercial series by Budweiser in the late 1990s? It had an awful-but-catchy jingle and was a ridiculous serenade to the Average Joe for just doing what they do. Well, this is my version of that, but it’s not to Mr. Chinese Food Delivery Guy or Mr. Bowling Shoe…

How to Decide If You’re Done Having Babies: The Pinterest Vasectomy Board!
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How to Decide If You’re Done Having Babies: The Pinterest Vasectomy Board!

What is the “right” size for your family? This question has plagued just about every couple I know at some point. If you’re lucky, you and your spouse will be on the same page about this. And if you’re not? Well, this is likely to  prompt conversation after conversation, centered around the question: Are we…

5 New Year’s Resolutions I WISH My Kids Would Make
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5 New Year’s Resolutions I WISH My Kids Would Make

The start of a brand new year is a time when people all around the world vow to make big changes in their lives. “I will lose 10 pounds” or “I will finally shed these bad habits” are all common sentiments right now. Even my children have New Year’s resolutions! Actually, I guess it would…

To The Mom With A Holiday Hangover…
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To The Mom With A Holiday Hangover…

Dear Mom With A Holiday Hangover, The holidays with kids are magical. ^ ^ ^Statements like this are trite because they’re 100% true. Nothing beats the happiness and excitement of your kids on Christmas morning. It’s one of the true joys of parenthood. You store up those memories and savor them forever. All that magic…

How To Greet Your Spouse When He (Or She) Gets Home From Work
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How To Greet Your Spouse When He (Or She) Gets Home From Work

Do you know how to greet your spouse when he or she gets home from work? I’ve read a lot of things lately that suggest various ways that women, stay-at-home moms in particular, can be at their best when their spouses get home from work. There are some stay-at-home dads out there, but these articles…

17 Funny Sleep Deprivation Stories: Exhausted Parents Share The Ridiculous Things They’ve Done
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17 Funny Sleep Deprivation Stories: Exhausted Parents Share The Ridiculous Things They’ve Done

Doing ridiculous things while tired is essentially a rite of passage for parents. Sleep deprivation and funny sleep deprivation stories are often passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes the funny stories are shared in solidarity with new parents who are deep in the throes of new parent sleep deprivation (one of the worst kinds!)….

Why Is My Kid Always Sick? Because Kids Are Disgusting!
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Why Is My Kid Always Sick? Because Kids Are Disgusting!

“Why is your kid always sick?” This is the question my neighbor asked at the bus stop, after hearing that one of my kids was home sick (again). At the time, I simply shrugged and then shrugged it off, but a few days later, when one of my kids came down with yet another illness,…

The (In)Gratitude Challenge
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The (In)Gratitude Challenge

It’s the time of year when people who spend a solid ten months acting like Scrooge are all of a sudden brimming with gratitude for any and everything (“I just love my new boots! Hashtag thankful!”). Don’t get me wrong, I consider myself a very grateful person, and I appreciate Thanksgiving as much as the…

In Parenthood, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
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In Parenthood, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

So I decided to be a fun mom last weekend. Spoiler alert: big mistake! I decided we were going to have a movie night. I spent all day looking at Pinterest for ideas and gearing myself up for this amazing bonding time with my boys. We drove to town and picked up pizza, a movie, all…