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32 Times Parenting Sucked and Social Media

So we’ve established that parenting is equal parts glorious and horrifying. See: Mom Paradox.   Something I observe regularly is how much people overthink social media. Comparing their lives to other people’s highlight reel. Feeling sad that everyone is else is so much more put successful, put together, in love… ect. Knock it off. No […]

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GET YOUR KID’S TEACHER A HOLIDAY PRESENT

Here is some information that I don’t quite think some parents understand. You child’s educator is a Mother F*cking Christmas Warrior. From Thanksgiving break to Christmas Break, a school becomes a giant exercise in learning about transitions. Think about it. Every one sucks at transitions. Moving sucks, divorce is hard, leaving your job, grief, becoming […]

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15 Tips to have a Fan-f-ing-tastic Holiday Season

 15. Be prepared for anything. 14. Wear matching shirts.   13. Don’t sweat the small stuff.   12. Don’t think any Christmas decoration is safe. No matter what you set up. 11.Find ways to be active with your kids. 10. Go to yoga. Even if it’s snowing. Check your excuses at the door. 9. Wear […]

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Mom Paradox

I try and not give advice to new parents unless they specifically ask for it. It’s their journey. I don’t want to project my crap on them. Their spouse, home, amount of children, career, weather ect. will all be different than what I experienced. The truth is everyone has to figure it out on their […]

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Birthday Advice Time of Year

Happy 3rd Birthday to my second born. My monkey. My mini me. Just like your Mom, you hold true to all the cliches of the second born.      You sir, are a wild animal with a personality so large that I often wonder how it fits in such a small body. I write a letter every […]

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ONE FOURTH OF JULY BEER FOR MOM

An impossible tale of one brave Mom’s quest to have a beer cold from start to finish while at the beach.  The word vacation changes meanings when you become a parent. Getting ready for the beach is like playing the amazing race. Sun blocking my children is like trying to baptize a cat. Taking your […]

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Mom Self Care 101

Alright, so postpartum recovery is long. I’m not talking about the actual battle scars on your body from the day. You may have healed quickly physically, but it’s a long road back to your most sane self. Emotionally you are both high and low. I find it particularly challenging how one moment you are basking […]

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Parental Burnout: You Can Do This One More Day

  “Of COURSE I love my kids…I take them EVERYwhere! …unfortunately, they always seem to find their way home.” – Jaime Buckley Just one more day. That’s what we tell ourselves. You can do this for…one…more…day. …and then you tell yourself the same thing tomorrow. And on and on and on…. That’s what happens over […]

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