Ten Solid Reasons Halloween Is Scary As Hell For Parents

Here it comes my fellow parents. The long, hard fall into Holiday Hell. From now until the middle of April we all get to muddle through a six month holiday season, Christians especially.  Every month there is money to spend on food, gifts and costumes, holiday decorations to drag out of storage or worse yet…create, […]

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Ten Killer Reasons To Send Your Child To Preschool

As the proud mother of four young girls I think it’s safe to say that I have been around the old preschool block a time or two.  My oldest girls (now ages ten and seven) went to daycare centers as babies so the transition to preschool was kind of a no brainer.  I had to […]

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Best Friends For Never

I have four best friends. I grew them all in my uterus. My daughters are everything I would want in a best friend.  They are smart, fun, loyal, loving and energetic.  My blonde bffs and I are stuck like glue and we do all kinds of cliche girlfriend things together like shop, stay up late […]

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Just A Walk In The Park

Confession: I fucking hate the park, really I hate the playground.  I always have.  My children love, love looooooove the playground.  Any playground will do for them.  Given the choice between Disney World and the local playground, my money is on the slide.  My middle daughter was obsessed with the school playground.  She used to […]

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Happy Mother’s Day: The Apology Edition

Everyday that my children grow is a day that I look at them, sigh, and say to myself, “God.  When did they get so ass-like?  What the hell happened here?”  They remind me of someone…oh right.  Me as a young girl.  I should call my parents and say sorry…like every day. Last week I went […]

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Stop Saying Lights Out! In Fact, Stop Saying All Of It Kids.

I will never forget taking a weekend trip with our best friends to a local water park when our oldest kids were wee bitty ones.  After a fun filled day of pools, pizza and arcade games we ere exhausted, the kids?  Not so much.  Our friend’s two year old son was so overly tired that […]

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The Brighter Side of Bad Me

I am not a perfect parent.   Some days I don’t even know if I am a good one!  My guess is I hover around the mediocre range most of the time.  My meals are eh, my Pinterest projects are nightmare inducing, I have a potty mouth and my husband and I squabble right here […]

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Kids My Door Is Always Open…Unless It’s Closed

  My sweet darlings, momma will always be here for you.  Come to me with anything: your needs, your fears, your worries, your victories.  I love you and I live and breathe for you.  For you my offspring my door is always open. Unless it’s closed.  If the bedroom door is closed then go the […]

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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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5 Low-Effort Keys to Fantastic Playdates

Nothing tops a killer play date, am I right?  When all goes well and your little darling and her buddies have a magical time enjoying each other’s company, you feel like the most badass parent in the universe. The flip side, of course, is when the play date goes south and leaves you feeling like […]

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