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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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14 Hilarious Halloween Costumes For Dogs (And One Cat)

Happy Halloween. It’s not just a holiday for kids. Everyone loves Halloween. Some people go overboard with decorating. Some people construct elaborate costumes. Others dress up their pets! I am an animal lover, so I preface this post with a sincere apology to all the dogs who have been stuffed into Halloween costumes against their will. But I will also say, they are pretty hilarious. My kids and I had fun collecting our 14 favorite dogs in costumes. We added… { read more }

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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 probably 9 years. Between the kids, the dogs, the cat, and the husband… I am never alone. My peace and quiet lasted only a minute though, interrupted by an urgent banging on the door. I said, “Yes? What’s the emergency?” It was my son. He yelled that I owe him $1. One dollar, huh? “For… { read more }

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10 Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again This Summer

Summertime is the perfect time to unleash your inner child. That one who has been trapped indoors all winter. Working too hard. Stressed. Busy. Overwhelmed with responsibility. It’s easy to do. Be transported back to the carefree days of youth and your stress will melt away. You’ll remember how it feels to smile more often. Warm weather, beach days, late nights, the musical tune of the ice cream truck circling the neighborhood…Summer activities trigger memories of childhood. You will be… { read more }

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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 is brutal. I was told that my heart would swell with love. That is also an understatement. As soon as I gave birth, the love overflowed from every pore of my body. As did every other emotion that comes with motherhood…  awe, responsibility, worry, loyalty, pride. Every emotion was intense. I was also told that… { read more }

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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 one dog licking my face, another licking my foot, and my two kids bouncing on top of me like a seesaw, chatting about summer break. My older child was excitedly explaining the calendar to my younger one. She counted the days on her fingers, and said, “I’m so excited there are only 7 days until school… { read more }

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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 the title, “soccer mom”, or worse, “suburban soccer mom”, was not a good one. They are slightly crazy moms. Or so I thought. “Soccer moms” are those mini-van, driving moms you can find cheering along the sidelines for their kids, elbowing other parents along the way, solely focused on their kids’ scoring the next goal.… { read more }

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“Girls Are So Confusing”

Kids say the funniest things. I feel like I repeat that daily. But it’s true! My latest “kids funny” happened when I was at my kids’ school to volunteer in the school library. On my way to the library, I passed my daughter’s 3rd-grade classroom, and a friend of hers was sitting in the hallway studying with a boy, a fellow 3rd grader. This girl, who I will call “Friend 1”, recounted a story about something that happened at recess.… { read more }

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A Mom’s Message To Daniel Tiger

Damn you Daniel Tiger. Yes, you are cute. Yes, you teach good lessons to my son. And yes, I love you much more than SpongeBob. But damn you for singing one song a hundred times in each episode. I end up with that song stuck in my head… all day long. My son likes to watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood when he eats his breakfast, which is usually while I am busy getting the kids ready for school. But I hear… { read more }

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