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“You’re The Meanest Mom In The World!”

Moms, I have a question for you…  Have you ever been called “the meanest mom in the whole world”? If your answer is “no”, consider yourself lucky.  But I have to tell you… it’s probably coming. If you’re like me (and most moms), and your answer is “yes”, well then, welcome to the club.  According to my kids, I’m the “worst”, the “meanest”, and every so often I get, “you’re the most embarrassing mom ever”. It’s taken some tears, some… { read more }

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Women ROCK. And We Can Run A Country Too!

I’ve tried to stay out of the political “you-know-what-storm” (okay, the shit-storm), that has been going on.  But tonight I’m jumping in….  With a question.  And it’s a big question. Why CAN’T a woman RUN a country like ours? Women run corporations, families, large and small businesses.  Women are MORE than capable of leading a country.  But why has it been so hard for America to accept that fact?  Women are smart.  Women are tough.  Women are compassionate.  Women are… { read more }

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The Gorilla Shouldn’t Have Been Killed, But It’s Not The Zoo’s Fault

A 17-year-old Silver Back Gorilla Was Shot and Killed at the Cincinnati Zoo After a Child Climbed Into His Enclosure. I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines and the frightening video onlookers shot of the incident at the Cincinnati Zoo when officials were forced to shoot Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla.  It’s all over the news. Here’s a recap.   My personal feelings are that I’m so mad. And sad too. First of all, I am an animal lover, and a parent… { read more }

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my fellow hard-working ladies.  We are the glue that holds it all together.  There is no glory in being a mom.  It’s an under-appreciated, messy, dirty, thankless job.  And we do it for no pay.  But it’s also the best job in the world. A smile, a kiss, a proud mommy moment…  those moments make the tough days bearable. Make sure you celebrate the mom in your life and also celebrate yourself today. Sleep in, read… { read more }

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What Do You Need?

I love this. I discovered this bulletin board hanging in my lovely, little town. It says, “Take What You Need”. And the tabs read, Love, Hope, Faith, Patience, Courage, Understanding, Peace, Passion, Strength, Beauty.   All of our basic human needs. My wish is that the tab you take could actually help with what you NEED. Wouldn’t that be amazing? I need pretty much all of it… love, faith, courage, and strength. Oh, and let’s not forget patience. What mom… { read more }

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Why I Don’t Answer The Phone

Friends and family sometime complain that I never answer my phone. There is a very simple reason why. The short answer: BECAUSE I HAVE CHILDREN. The long answer: BECAUSE I HAVE CHILDREN! Read this mom’s explanation.  I love it because I feel the same. She summed it up perfectly. Don’t expect me to answer the phone and have a QUIET conversation with you, if my kids are home. Even though my kids are a little older than that mom’s kids, I… { read more }

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That Moment When You Realize You Traded Your Sanity For…

That moment when you realize you traded your sanity for…Your Children! When you are lucky enough to have children, you give them your “all”. You commit fully. And doing that often means losing every ounce of sanity you may have had left. It happens to each and every parent. It’s a fair trade, though… your brain cells in return for these amazing little people. Inevitably though, there is that moment when you realize they have sucked all the sanity, right… { read more }

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Important Moments: Teaching Empathy & Compassion

Empathy and Compassion. Among the most important traits a human being can have, yet many people have no understanding of the definition of either. Here are their definitions: COMPASSION:  Noun 1.  – a deep awareness of and sympathy for another’s suffering.  2.  – the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it. EMPATHY:  Noun 1. – understanding and entering into another’s feelings Such basic ideas. And they seem so easy to teach…. Just… { read more }

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That Moment When You Make A Ripple In The Water

Life is full of MOMENTS. Moments like this one remind me that it’s possible to make a small ripple, even in a very big pond. Try it. Throw a stone, and watch the water change. Have something to say? …Say it. Feel like you need to DO something? …Do it. Just make sure the stone you throw is a good one… it needs to be the right shape so it skips along the water, and doesn’t just sink. By the… { read more }

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Questions To Ask Before A Playdate: Do You Own A Gun?

When arranging my kids’ playdates, I never ask the question – “Do you have a gun in your house?” But I’m beginning to think I should start asking that question. Though I imagine it to be an awkward conversation, it is without a doubt, an important one. One reason I think I need to begin asking is because my 6-year old came home from school last week and announced that a friend in his class told him that his dad… { read more }

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