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The Real Truth About Multi-Level Marketing

As a mom who is in several Facebook groups for moms, I read the same online question at least twice a month. “I need suggestions for a job. Needs to be part-time, flexible, make enough money to make childcare worthwhile. Ideally, I could work from home while the baby is sleeping/kid is at preschool/my mother-in-law […]

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Lessons Learned From Childbirth and How I Will Approach it Differently This Last Time

As I’m about to have each child, it seems to be a tradition of mine to look back at my last pregnancy, remember the good times, and think about what I would have done differently. I think that each mom should do what is best for her family, but I will share what has not […]

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Break the Useless Mold

In a rush to keep your kids from missing out…they miss out! What has happened to our society? I feel like everyone is running around in circles (with their heads cut off) to throw the bash of the century for their one-year-old/ two-year-old. Taking a million selfies a day to show the world, “I’m so […]

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I’m a Short-Order Cook A.K.A. MOM

You’ve heard the demands growing up, and I’m pretty sure we’ve all used them a time or two: “Clean your plate! There are kids starving in (Insert Country of Preference Here)!” “Eat your vegetables so you can grow big and strong!” “No dessert if you don’t eat your dinner!” “You’re not leaving this table until […]

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Underground Mom

Sometimes mom needs to go underground to thrive above ground.  I did this, literally, in a secret underground river, ten miles into the Mayan jungle from Playa del Carmen in Mexico.   Life gets stressful as a mom.  Some of us do it alone.  Others have amazing partners (maybe some wish their parenting partners did more).  You might have […]

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Want to Put Your Mothering Skills to the Test? Send Your Kids to Summer Camp!

  You think you’ve taught your kids how to perform basic daily tasks? To that, I say, ha! When our oldest two left for camp, we were in the throes of labeling, packing, and ensuring that the youngest of the two can wipe himself, brush his hair, and keep track of his toothpaste. All those […]

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Hey Lifeguard! Don’t Worry, I am Watching My Kid, Too. A Rebuttal…

Recently, there was a post written by a mom that has been circulating social media, meant to be a tongue-in-cheek letter to lifeguards, stating that now that her kids were at least 8-years-old and could swim, she was off duty. And she made sure to say that those lifeguards better be on point. It was sent to […]

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