Child Ready to Clean? | 7 Ways to Tell

Last weekend I decided to clean out our awfully messy minivan. You know, the typical mom-van that has goldfish, cheerios and chip crumbs everywhere, along with spills of unknown contents. After I had cleaned out our van my son said very emphatically, “Thank youuuu, Mom, for cleaning the van. It really needed to be done.” My first thought, was “Wow, you’re welcome?” I didn’t realize my lack of cleanliness was affecting his personal style. Then, I realized if it’s affecting […]

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Giveaway: Potter-Inspired Comedy Now Has Family-Friendly Matinees

​Puffs is a Potter inspired off-Broadway show for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else’s story. The comedy that “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they […]

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Family Vacations: The Secret So They Don’t Suck

  We plan them way in advance, spend too much money on them and look forward to them as if they were some cosmic event.  Vacations are our time to put work aside and bask in the sheer joy of being a family. Can’t you just hear the waves crashing and feel the sunshine on your skin as you are reading this? BULLS#it! In fact, I am pretty sure the thought of vacation is what gets us through work for […]

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When a Mom is “Alone” with her Thoughts

Once upon a time, a mom was alone with her thoughts… We all know that’s a fairy tale. There’s a running monologue in my head 24/7, that is often both nonsensical and disorganized. If I were an internet browser, I’d have too many tabs open at once and quite a few webpages would be crashing. No matter how many lists, apps, and calendars I have,  it’s hard to keep track. Life stuff. Work stuff. Kid stuff. Love stuff. Health stuff. […]

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5 Animals that are Worse at Sleeping than Your Kid | Darn Sleep Training

If you have kids who have slept for at least five straight hours since birth, first, tell me your secret, then stop reading. OK, you don’t have to stop reading, you can laugh along with the rest of us miserable, tired parents. I am not sure who passed on the this sleep aversion to our children. I blame my husband for my oldest’s bizarre nightmares and sleep walking episodes. I am probably at fault for our youngest being wide-eyed and […]

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Momtrends Back To School Event

  It may only be July but it’s never too early to start thinking about school starting again. In fact, I started thinking about it on the first day of summer. 😉  And our school literally sent home our supply list a few days after school ended. Like hope at the end of the tunnel of a loooong summer. Whether you received your school supply list or not, Momtrends is helping us all be prepared with their annual Back to […]

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Summer Vacation for Moms, Told in Memes.

Ah, summer. The long, lazy days. Sipping cocktails while watching the sun go down. Rocking in a hammock and snuggling with your honey. Dozing on the beach to the sound of the waves. Oh, wait. That was summer before parenthood! Summer vacation for moms can feel like just the same everyday routine, except without school. We rounded up some of our favorite summer vacation for moms memes. Because if you’re going to be sweaty while running after your kids, you […]

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New Video | Moms on Social Media | Awkward Mom Moment

Being excluded from things sucks. Being the last one to get picked for a team as a kid. Being the only one who didn’t get invited to the prom. Being ignored in the lunch room by your former besties. At least when you were a kid, you would only hear about it through the grapevine. Well, now thanks to modern technology we only need to open Facebook or Instagram and scroll up our feed to see the evidence of a […]

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Parenting For Idiots: How Babies Actually Work

Parenting for Idiots…A Step by Step Guide for Parents by Babies LESSON 1: AN IDIOT’S GUIDE TO SLEEPING OUTSIDE THE WOMB  Babies wake up during the night because they are babies and it is what they do. This is a fact. Yet, so many proper grown up people who have been to school and everything, some who have even written books about babies will not accept this. They try and work out how to fix us when in actual fact we are just BEING […]

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Step Away from the Parenting Books, Mama. (You got this.)

Guest post: Parenting is one of the most rewarding yet difficult job I’ve ever walked into. It’s got ups and downs, pros and cons, trials and tribulations, but at the end of the day, I can look at the face of my little guy and be proud. I created life! Two years ago, I got pregnant with my first (and to be only) child. Of course, there was the advice that came from the people we loved most in the […]

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