Here Are 17 Reasons Why Game Of Thrones Is Exactly Like Parenting

There are two things I happily look forward to each year; one is the start of a new school year and the second is a new season of Game of Thrones. Watching over the past seven seasons has become a ritual in my house. Each Sunday we put the kids to sleep a little extra early so we can prepare ourselves for a new emotionally charged episode. However nothing is more emotional than the season finale and the impending realization […]

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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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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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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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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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This Father’s Day Give Your Man The Gift Of You | Mom Boudoir Photo Shoot

Father’s day in my home has always been about golfing or fishing. 10 years ago my husband made me a Mom and I made him a Dad. On my first Mother’s day, my husband bought me a piece of jewelry that I ended up having to return because money was so tight. He wanted so badly to give me a gift, but the budget wouldn’t allow it. Over the years, these holidays revolved around our own parents and their celebrations, […]

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SAHM Job Performance Review…. by kids!

My Children Gave me a SAHM Job Performance Evaluation, They Certainly Did Not Fail Me. Recently, I have found myself in my least likely job position, stay-at-home-mom. I have always loved to work and just never thought I would find myself as a full-time SAHM. As they say, though, life happens and this is my current position. I have always thought I would fail as a SAHM for many reasons. I get easily bored, would probably spend all day watching […]

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Mama Bear Freak-outs, a Practical Guide

You know that unexplained moment that no one sees coming? When sanity is shoved aside to protect our children like some crazed superhero? We have all experienced a time when our inner Mama Bear came out.     We can ignore our kids, yell at them or hide from them in the bathroom but they are OUR kids. We’re allowed. However, one wrong move from an unsuspecting outsider and all hell will break loose.  It’s as if an unseen force […]

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Only Have An Hour To Yourself?| 30 Things You Can Do | Mommy ME Time with Giveaway

If there is one thing I cannot stress enough, it’s the importance of taking time for yourself aka “mommy me time.”  Because the time we spend alone with ourselves improves our physical and mental health. Without moments to ourselves, it’s only a matter of time before we become less focused and short tempered in addition to feeling tired and overworked. So what exactly is keeping moms from taking time that they so desperately need and deserve? The answer is simple. […]

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