How To Get Boys To Pee Standing Up

I have been a parent for almost four years, and so far the experience is a never-ending process of working on something. Working on sleep training, working on potty training, working on NOT telling Grandma “I hate you and I wish you would go back to Florida”. (Any tips on that last one are more than welcome. That’s why there’s a comments section below.) But I never thought I’d lose sleep Googling, “how to get boys to pee standing up.” […]

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Tips to Fall Back to Sleep

So You Can’t Get To Sleep Again? Ever walk by a mirror, catch your reflection, and then suddenly wondered why you put eye shadow under your eyes? If you’re a mom of a child under three, they’re probably just eye bags! And YOU are in dire need of tips to fall back to sleep. That’s right ladies, you’re now in that stage of your life that you’ve always dreamed of but really didn’t had any idea how it would turn […]

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Karen Finally Got Some Alone Time… and Missed her Son

I finally got some much-longed for alone time. But it didn’t turn out how I expected. “Ok buddy, I’ll see you Friday okay? Love you!” My son barely took his eyes off the tablet screen to say good bye to me. Apparently watching a jet-plane take off is far more interesting than saying goodbye to your mother when you’re three-years- old. I mean, let’s face it, he doesn’t completely understand what I’m talking about and he has minimal concept of […]

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On Halloween, This Mom was Hung Like a Dino

I used to be sexy on Halloween. Not Basic Sexy, like “sexy nurse” or “sexy mouse”, but Creative Sexy. At least I thought so. Instead of Little Orphan Annie I would be Little WHOREphan Annie, showing a lot of leg and whatever cleavage I could muster. One year I was White Trash, dressed in a short tight white dress with white garbage like tissues and styrofoam cups and un-used tampons pasted all over it. You get the idea: something clever […]

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Mommy Confession: 10 Real Reasons Why I’m Staying Home

I was talking to a friend. She was telling me how she needed to find a way to tell someone she was going to cancel their meetup because she just didn’t want to be bothered. She said she was going use her daughter as an excuse and knew her childless friend would make a comment about how moms always back out due to their kids. That got me thinking. 1. Yes, we back out due to our kids because they’re […]

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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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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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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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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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