Parenthood is JUST like “The Walking Dead”

2010 was a big year for me. I became a mom and just a month later,  “The Walking Dead” premiered. Coincidence? I think not. Because once I became a mother my life changed in ways tantamount to a zombie apocalypse. If you think I’m exaggerating, either you’re not a parent or are just have your sh#t waaay more together than I do. Over the past seven years of my son’s life AND seven seasons of the show, the similarities have […]

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When Mom is Sick | There are No Sick Days

When mom is sick… well, life goes on. Last winter I had a sore throat. I assumed it was something I caught from my son, that he caught from another of the kids in his germ-infested classroom. When my son got a fever, I took him to the doctor. The doctor declared he had strep throat and put him on antibiotics. So I assumed that I, too, had strep throat. But life had to go on. My husband was out […]

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The Day a Bag of Candy Saved Me –Guest Post

When the phone rang I didn’t think twice to run and pick it up, even though it meant leaving my five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter alone in the sun room with a preschool goody bag filled to the brim with Easter candy. I figured it was my mom asking me a quick question about the upcoming holiday. Not for a second did I think I was picking up a call that would change our lives forever and fill me with […]

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Why does Christmas come so DAMN EARLY? A RANT!

Christmas in October?=Christmas too early! When I was a kid I looked forward to the change in the seasons. I enjoyed decorating for each holiday. My kids LOVE putting up decorations now too, but I’ve grown bitter, because every time I head into the store to buy something that reflects the given season, well – it’s out of stock, replaced with merchandise that I have absolutely no use for in a given season. Have you been in this position? Replace […]

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Halloween Hacks for Moms

Throwback Thursday to the time we did a MomCave LIVE episode called Halloween Hacks for Moms. What kind of jerk invents a holiday that requires a mom to come up with a creative, suitable costume idea that their kid actually likes and then either hand-make that costume or buy an expensive version, stock the house with candy to give to other kids, and then allow their own kid to collect a whole sack of junk that will cause whining and tantrums […]

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Benefits of Daycare… for this MOM! Guest Post.

Daycare is closed this week and, because it’s a holiday and I’m not working, I’m home with my son. It’s just me and my mini-human. All day, every day. For five days straight. Throughout the week, and during my temporary stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) duty, I’ve been thinking about what it takes to be a SAHM and the thoughts are just as exhausting to me as actually staying home. This week has been the confirmation I’ve looked for ever since I made […]

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How to Make the Childless Neighbors Regret Buying Their House

A satirical guest post by Michelle Riddell When the vacant house next door to you finally sells, you learn that the new owners don’t have any kids. “No kids? How odd!” you think. You run through a gamut of emotions: disappointment, relief, fear. You finally accept the unknown card that fate has dealt you and assume (because assuming is easier than finding out) that the new neighbors simply don’t have a life. Or at least not one that is as important and […]

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Easy Halloween Costumes for Moms | SLACKER MOM’s Guide to Halloween

Step away from Pinterest. Don’t even look at your Instagram. Slacker Mom is here, ready to save your ass again,  with easy Halloween costumes for moms and kids. In this episode of our Slacker Mom’s Guide, the MomCave moms throw together some funny, simple and cheap Halloween costumes from items they found around the house. If you’re as much as a slacker ( or procrastinator?) as we are, we’ve got you covered! Easy Halloween Costumes for Moms and Kids| Slacker Mom’s […]

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Elementary School Parents: 19 Kinds You’ll Find in Every School

When you think about it, an elementary school is a microcosm of society. Nearly every facet of American culture is represented in the diverse assemblage of students, teachers, staff, and parents. And while schools like to emphasize their uniqueness and set themselves apart by, say, picking a prey animal for their mascot or avowing a farm-to-table cafeteria, they are more alike than they are different. In fact, certain features of public education transcend district boundaries, and the characters within become […]

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You’ll Never Believe all the Crap in This Messy Mom Car

Since having kids, my car has taken on a life of it’s own. No matter how hard I try, it becomes a landfill in a matter of hours. Between school drop off and pickups, traveling to Cub Scouts and dance lessons, and of course, constant trips to the grocery story, pediatrician and pharmacy, we spend an average of two hours per day in the car. My husband and I have a long-standing argument friendly debate about how to keep a […]

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