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When Does Parenting Get Easier? If It Doesn’t, Please Keep It To Yourself…

I recently read an article that really stuck with me. It was focused on the question, “When does parenting get easier?” and the author’s premise was to stop waiting for that day because…  that day day is never coming. Parenting never does get any easier. Different, yes, but not easier. Pshhhhhhhhhhhh. That’s the sound of…

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This Mom Really IS “That Tired”

I read something on Today Parents recently that struck me—and not in the “Right on, preach it, sister!” kind-of-way. It was more along the lines of, “Yikes…really?” It was a post entitled, “The truth is out: Moms aren’t really that tired.” Let me be clear up front: I have nothing against this author. She’s written…

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…

House Hunters for New Parents: What the Show Should REALLY Say
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House Hunters for New Parents: What the Show Should REALLY Say

House Hunters is a show that everyone loves to hate; more specifically, viewers love to hate the couples who appear on the show. It seems the producers largely prefer to cast 21 year-olds with inexplicably massive budgets or idiots of any age who’ve clearly never put one ounce of thought into what a real estate…

The Best Board Games for 4 Year Olds And Their Impact on Parental (In)Sanity!
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The Best Board Games for 4 Year Olds And Their Impact on Parental (In)Sanity!

A unique way to choose the best board games for 4 year olds There are plenty of websites out there that rank the best board games for 4 year olds or the best board games for preschoolers (or even the best board games for kids in general). However, most of them focus on just that:…

5 Parental Superpowers My Husband Possesses (That I, Apparently, Do Not)
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5 Parental Superpowers My Husband Possesses (That I, Apparently, Do Not)

Last week, I wrote a post about five parental superpowers I possess that my husband is lacking. This street runs two ways. After seven years and counting as parents, it’s become very apparent that my husband has some parental superpowers of his own that I lack. In no particular order, those superpowers include… The ability…

5 Parental Superpowers I Possess (That My Husband, Apparently, Does Not)
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5 Parental Superpowers I Possess (That My Husband, Apparently, Does Not)

Having children changes you. Anyone can tell you that. What many don’t realize is that motherhood can provide you with new, some might even say superhuman, abilities. Like Peter Parker after being bitten by that radioactive spider (that’s Spiderman, for anyone who is unaware and/or is not raising boys), I have developed some pretty significant…

Back to School: 6 Hilarious Tips To Survive The First Month With Your Sanity (And Sense Of Humor) Intact
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Back to School: 6 Hilarious Tips To Survive The First Month With Your Sanity (And Sense Of Humor) Intact

Between preschool and elementary school, as of this school year, I will have about seven years of Back to School experience as a parent. However, I’ve also taught high school for a decade, so Back to School (and Back to School survival) is basically my native tongue. I’ve already professed my undying love and appreciation…

The Dinner Give-A-Crap-O-Meter
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The Dinner Give-A-Crap-O-Meter

“How are you?” It’s a simple enough question that most people field casually every day, with the typical response being something along the lines of, “good,” “fine,” or “well, thank you.” But are you really good? Are you really fine? It can be hard to tell. The next time you find yourself wondering (or someone…

Why Your Kids Are Angels For The Grandparents (But Not For You)
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Why Your Kids Are Angels For The Grandparents (But Not For You)

Why do kids behave better for their grandparents? If you’ve found yourself asking that question, or its companion, “Why does my child behave for everyone but me?” — don’t worry! You’re definitely not alone. This struggle is as old as time. Picture the following scenario: Raising children and living in what is practically a fraternity…