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Grow Up Grown Ups: Love Over Labels

  Too often, parents get hung up on labels. When it comes to transgender kids, when they’re not your kids, pushing labels teaches questionable lessons. Recently an eight-year-old boy in New Jersey was booted from his Cub Scout Pack for being transgender. Young Joe Moldonato was born a female, but for the past year has […]

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The Craziness That Comes With Having A Large Family

Having a house full of pitter-pattering feet was always a dream of mine.  In fact I have wanted to be a mommy for as long as I can remember.  Having a large family, at least large by American standards, was never in the plans however.  After baby number one and baby number two arrived and […]

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Climbing Mount Motherhood…and trying to not tumble over the cliff’s edge

There are days where I feel like I am mountain climbing my way through parenthood.  I stumble, I sweat, the air feels significantly thinner and I am in danger of passing out.  Today is one of those day.  Yesterday was one of those days too.  Come to think of it lately I am having a lot […]

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A Study of The Abyss That Is The Mom-Purse

There are some things that I have become quite embarrassed about since becoming a mom.  My car is a disaster zone, my “sitting room” is a toy wonderland, and my body of yester-year is where dreams go to die.  My purse is another one of these devastatingly embarrassing pockets of life.  Seriously though, what HAPPENED? […]

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First Born to Last Born…my how the times have changed friends…

    From my first born to last born…I am not even the same person friends…   When I had my first daughter Carly, I was literally bursting with love and anticipation for this little human to enter our family.  I read every parenting book, bought every baby product, and scoured every parenting website.  I […]

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Dear Everyone…please stop telling me to cherish these moments

There is nothing on earth I love more than my children.  These four little girls are the driving force behind every breath I take. They are also the reason I am on a heavy dose of Zoloft and have to dye my hair every six weeks.  Considering I have four young girls, including identical toddler […]

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Master of Mediocrity – My tips on how to bring it and wing it

When I first embarked on this parenting journey nearly a decade ago I was bent on being a textbook mommy.  I had read the books and watched enough of TLC’s A Baby Story to consider myself a total expert.  I was 24 year old.  It has taken me the better part of a decade to […]

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