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The two words you should NEVER say to your children
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The Two Words I Never Say To My Kids

We’re entering a tough phase in our house. It’s this place where some of my children (or more specifically, my oldest child) have become old enough to warrant the expectations of a big kid, but my younger kids are still milking all the perks that come with being “too little” for most acts…

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The real reason moms judge each other
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To Every Mom in the World: I’m Sorry for Judging You

I started this blog six years ago. I was 25, unmarried, making $10 an hour and spending most of my paycheck on a combination of beer, coffee and clothes from Target (ironically, in just over half a decade, only about 1/3 of that equation has changed). My life looked markedly different, as…

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Day 1,950: It’s a Jungle Out There

Day 1,950.   I open my eyes in the bleary light of the early morning dawn. All is still. I am thankful for the new morning, but tremble at what this day may bring. Another dislocated joint? My sustenance strewn on the ground and wasted before I am able to…

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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Have More Kids
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7 Reasons I am Not Having Any More Children

We run a man-to-man defense in our house. Two kids. Two parents. Someone’s hitting? Dad takes the offender, Mom takes the victim. Neither one will go to sleep? Mom’s on soothing patrol, Dad cleans the kitchen. We call it the divide and conquer-ish method. It may not be perfect, but as…

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I Wish My Kids Could Live in Throwback Thursday

Being a kid in the 21st century should be a blast. Cartoons are available 24/7, there are healthy foods that actually taste semi-good and you can ride to and from school on your very own hoverboard! Okay, well that last one may not be true, but because Back to the Future…

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