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Watch Me Mom!

#TrueStory. Slow Motion “Watch Me’s” are even worse! I spent an hour tonight pretending to watch my son do slow motion karate chops & Pokemon kicks. If the “watch me’s” don’t already drive you crazy, try watching it all in slow motion! ~Signed a glazed-over mom.

Life With Too Many Dogs

Life with too many dogs – this week’s edition: MONDAY: I woke up to a 12 pack of toilet paper, completely shredded in my living room. TUESDAY: I took my dog’s “invisible fence collar”, aka “electric fence collar”, to get the battery replaced. The guy replaced it for me, handed…

Mom Moments

Each moment as a mom is something to treasure… Some are funny, some silly, often terrifying, hilarious, heartbreaking, frustrating, annoying, cherished, and more often than not …. just plain BORING.  Here was today’s MOMENT….     I’d label this one:  “Proud Mommy Moment”.  He listened to me, AND he saluted…

10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

Below is a shared post from a fellow amazing mom on Scary Mommy… Right now my daughter is sitting in her pajamas. It is 3:30 on a snowy March afternoon and all she cares about at this moment is snuggling with her brother. Their heads are pressed together as they’re playing…

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Life With Too Many Dogs

Life with too many dogs – this week’s edition: MONDAY: I woke up to a 12 pack of toilet paper, completely shredded in my living…

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10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

Below is a shared post from a fellow amazing mom on Scary Mommy… Right now my daughter is sitting in her pajamas. It is 3:30 on…

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When Life Freezes. Unforgettable Moments.

As a child, I remember hearing stories about “unforgettable moments in life”.  My mom told me about how events happen that are so memorable, they live…

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MOM HAIR – It’s Not The Prettiest

The Evolution of My Hair: Throughout my teens and 20’s, my hair was my favorite accessory.  I styled it for hours on end.  Crimped and…

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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…

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Life as a Mom of a Boy

I love having a son.  My son is sweet and loving and handsome, and the best part – he loves to snuggle!  Sweetness times ten.…

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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…

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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.…

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Seriously, Just Go The F**k To Sleep

HONEST PARENTING MOMENT: Most kids haven’t yet learned the full value of sleep. The important preciousness of catching your much needed zzzzzzz’s. So kids fight against…

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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…

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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…

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The Kids Who Should Have Been There: Sandy Hook 3 Years Later

A couple months ago, my 4th grader played a soccer game against the 4th grade Newtown, Connecticut soccer team. Newtown, Connecticut.  Our neighbors. It’s a beautiful…

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16 Fun PG-Rated Ideas For Your Elf On The Shelf

Holiday season is officially here. Which means if you have children, your ELF has returned! We’ve had an elf for the past 8 years. “Snowflake“.…

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Tips For Regulating School-Age Children’s Use Of Digital Devices (Infographic)

If your children are like mine, then they probably use electronic devices more often than you’d prefer.  My kids have Kindles, iPads, iPods, iPhones, AND…

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Is “Guarding The Bathroom Door” A Chore Worthy Of Payment?

I had a rare moment of privacy in the bathroom this morning. Rare because I was alone in a bathroom, for the first time in…

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What Does Your Super Hero Look Like?

Super heroes are so cool. My son is at the age where he loves them and totally wants to be one. Having a super power would…

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How My TV Is Torturing Me. Hint: “Watch Me Whip / Watch Me Nae Nae”

I am being tortured by my television. In my own house. Tortured how, you might ask? By “Whipping” and “Nae, Nae’ing”. (Honestly, I’m not even…

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Selling a House Is No Easy Task For a Parent

Parents have many obstacles to overcome while traveling the crazy road of parenthood. One of my obstacles was when we put our house up for sale.…

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How Moms Really Feel When Summer Is Over

Summer is over. Maybe not officially over, but at our house, it feels like summer has come to an end since school started this week.…

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The Many Definitions of “Mother”

What is the definition of a “Mother”? Is it a woman who gives birth to a child? A female parent? A woman who nurtures, encourages…

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To Pee Or Not To Pee?

Parenthood is full of dilemmas. Moments when you have to choose one path over another. My dilemma today was a big one – TO PEE…

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5 Places To Avoid Taking Toddlers

Leaving the house with a toddler is a difficult task, only to be undertaken by the bravest of moms. Pre-baby, mom could just grab her…

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Life Explained Simply By Dr. Seuss

On a recent quick trip to Target, my kids and I made a discovery. Wait, I should clarify because Target is never a quick trip……

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7 Surprising Discoveries I Made About Motherhood

There is no way to fully prepare for motherhood. I was told that I would always be tired. That’s an understatement. The lack of sleep…

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Raising An Animal Lover

PROUD MOMMY MOMENT: My beautiful daughter recently turned 9. For her birthday she asked her friends, that in lieu of birthday presents, they instead make…

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The Countdown To Summer Break

The musical melody of birds chirping woke me up this morning. Such a lovely, peaceful sound. Just kidding, I’m a mom! I woke up with…

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It Happened: I Turned Into A Suburban Soccer Mom

There was a time, not that many years ago, when I was very afraid to become a soccer mom. The image that I envisioned with…

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“OMG, That’s Like So Last Year!”

MOMENTS THAT MAKE ME LAUGH My kids and I were driving to visit family this weekend when I saw a sign that said “Giant Tag…

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Recovering From A Day Of Daddy Being In Charge

The day after Mother’s Day is sort of like New Year’s Day in my house. It’s a day to recover. Why? Daddy was in charge…

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Things Kids Love to Say Over and Over (and Over and Over Again)

Kids are creatures of habit. I am sure there are many reasons behind the psychology of why they repeat the same things over and over,…

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