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4 Awesome Ideas For Back To School Traditions To Try With Your Kids

I love this time of the year. Even though I only have a toddler, I find back to school somewhat magical. It’s a great time of the year to stock up on all the art and craft supplies we use as well as check out all the cool back to school pictures my friends post […]

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If You Have A Strong-Willed Kid, You Need To Know These 4 Things

Do you have a strong-willed child? Have you ever wondered how much more peaceful your lives would be if that weren’t the case? No worries, mama. The qualities that drive us crazy about our kids now make for some awesome adult in the future. Strong-willed kids are determined, ambitious, and driven to succeed. These days, […]

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Same-Sex Parents Are Rocking This Parent Thing

I’m sure not too many of us have taken the time to really think about family dynamics. We’re too busy enjoying the time we spend with our kids to worry about keeping a tally of it. And I’m willing to bet that most of us aren’t competing anyhow. There was a study done about this […]

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3 Things That I Absolutely Refuse To Do As A Mom

I’m willing to bet that most of us have some pretty strong opinions when it comes to parenting. I definitely do. At this point, I know myself and my parenting style. And, at least for the most part, I know what I will and won’t do. Sometimes, you probably find yourself doing things you don’t really […]

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4 Stressful Reasons Parenting A Tween Is Exhausting

I remember going through the tween stage myself. I can only imagine what my mother must’ve been thinking. Lol… My son is just a toddler and it’s definitely not something I’m looking forward to for a number of reasons. Or maybe I am, but for entirely different reasons. My son becoming a tween marks a […]

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5 Sad Ways Schoolyard Bullies Hurt Moms

Some kids are just cruel. And being different makes you a target for being bullied. It’s unfortunate, but true. As parents, we need to spend time teaching our kids that we’re all unique and that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with being who we are. We shouldn’t be so critical of those who don’t share our […]

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How Well Do You Hide Your Short Temper When It Comes To Your Kids?

Overall, I’m relatively mild-tempered. I’m loud, but definitely not mean. You can hear the difference in my tone when I’ve had enough, though. I don’t put up with people’s crap. My son is the exception to that rule. I have an absolutely ridiculous tolerance for his antics. Maybe, it’s because I work in childcare, but […]

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Everything Else Can Wait

Do you ever feel like you’re not accomplishing enough? Have you ever had one of those days? You know the ones I’m talking about. the baby won’t let you put him or her down and the toddler is stuck to you like glue. There’s not a chance of you accomplishing anything and that really stresses […]

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We Were 80’s & 90’s Kids And We Managed To Survive

I was totally a 90’s kid. Back then, things were a lot different. If there was no school, we were outside basically from dawn to dusk. During the summer, I’d get up, eat breakfast, and go hang out with the neighbors. We’d ride bikes and play basketball until our parents called us in for dinner. […]

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Your Kids Can Help Too, You Know!

People seriously think it’s just some neat trick that my two-year-old cleans up after himself. Ironically, it’s not… We’ve been working on life skills basically since the day he was born. When he learned to sit up and could play with some toys on a quilt, I handed him a basket full of them and […]

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My Time Belongs To Both Of Us

There were so many nights toward the end of my pregnancy when I was somewhat propped-up on a pile of pillows on the couch. If I dared try to lie down, the acid reflux flared up with a vengeance. So I just sat there, half-asleep and half-awake. I’ll never forget all the mornings that I sat […]

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Here’s Why You Might Want To Rethink Bedtime For Your Kids

One thing I’ve always been somewhat strict about is bedtime. It’s important to me that my toddler gets enough sleep each night. An earlier bedtime definitely makes for a happier and healthier kiddo. I’m sure that’s something we can all agree on. The problem is that it’s entirely too easy to get lax about it. […]

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Just Because My Kids Are In School Doesn’t Automatically Mean I’m Going Back To Work

There are some things about being a mom that I can’t even begin to wrap my head around. One of them is everyone’s sudden preoccupation with your business. No one gave a crap about my work status before I had my son, but let me tell you something, that completely changed after the fact. It […]

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4 Extremely Easy Steps To Educate Your Child About Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is an extremely important topic to teach your kids. It may sound like a horribly uncomfortable and embarrassing topic to talk about, but it’s the way you go about it that will make all the difference in the world. Start with the basics. It won’t seem that bad. With the 4 steps on […]

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Do NOT Use Pull-Ups To Potty Train Your Child

If you think about it, do Pull-Ups really make sense when trying to Potty Train? A child going from diapers to “underwear-like diapers” aka Pull-Ups, how are they supposed to learn to not potty in their pants? The truth is, they will all learn. They have to. No one wants to still be wearing diapers […]

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End Tween Drama With Just 5 Minutes A Day

Almost a year ago, I became a stay at home mom. I wanted to spend more time with my kids and, thankfully, we were able to work it out financially so that I could. Before, I remember blaming my son’s behavior problems on the fact that he didn’t get a lot of time with myself […]

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The Truth About 4 Year Olds

You’ve heard about the first year, with all it’s ups and downs. You’ve been warned about the terrible two’s. No doubt someone has shared the term “threenager” with you by now and you’re learning all about the fun you’ll have when your kid turns 3. But… do you know what to expect from age 4? […]

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Did This Mom Go Too Far?

There’s an Internet freakout going on right now because this mom and the photos she took of some children. She decided it would be fun to rein-act scenes from the Walking Dead TV show.  You know… the one with violence, guns & generally non kid friendly content. Check out the video: What do you think?  […]

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5 Things New Moms Do That You Should NEVER Do

This mom thing isn’t easy. In fact, it’s the hardest thing we’ll ever do and we make mistakes. I like to think I’m super mom, but the truth is that most of the time I’m not super at all. In fact, I make mistakes every day. For instance, today I punished my three year old […]

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Do You Know How To Save Your Child From Drowning?

Most of my summer memories as a child involve the beach, the lake, or the pool at our local golf course. Taking us to swim while she sunbathed was my mom’s favorite way to spend our limitless energy and get us to sleep soundly all night. These days, I often take my own children to […]

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