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6 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

Any woman who has experienced pregnancy has likely received the same infuriating comments from friends and strangers alike. These remarks range from well-intentioned ignorance to outright rudeness. Whether it’s from the clerk at the...
Invisible Mom

To The Invisible Mom: I See You

Remember being a kid on the playground with your friends and imagining what it would be like to have a superpower? Some kids claimed they would choose the power to fly. Others would wish...
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The Five Stages of a School Year

The end of the school year has finally arrived and as usual, the kids and I are dragging ourselves across the finish line. Most of us have been done since early January with the...
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Raising Teens: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

A couple of years ago, as my youngest daughter turned 11, I wrote an article entitled 14 Signs You Have Teenagers In The House. As I mentioned at the time, my 11-year old was...
Mom's Survival Guide to May

A Mother’s Survival Guide for May

The other day, I overheard someone say it’s ironic that Mother’s Day falls in May. They, of course, said this because May is notoriously a nightmare of a month. It’s the last stretch of...
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A Letter to My Kids on Mother’s Day: What I REALLY Want This Year

While it’s easy to think of Mother’s Day as another one of those “Hallmark holidays,” i.e., holidays that exist as a way to boost card, flower, and chocolate sales, Mother’s Day is more than...
What Moms Really Mean

What Moms Really Mean When They Say They’re Tired

Ask any mom on any given day how she’s doing and chances are, you’ll get a bright smile and a cheery, “I’m fine!” Catch her in a moment of honesty, and she’ll likely reply,...
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Here’s the Hardest Stage of Parenting (SPOILER ALERT: It’s All of Them)

Today, I found myself late for everything, as has been the case more often than not in my 19-year parenting career. I was trying to work my full-time job while simultaneously rushing a forgotten...
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Spring Break…From A Parent’s Point of View

Ahhhh…spring break. That glorious week we used to look forward to with such excitement. As kids, it was a whole week off from school. And in college, it was even better. It was a...
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ME TIME: Before Kids…and Today

The other day, my pre-teen daughter asked if she could take a bath in my large, perfect-for-bubble-baths bathtub. Considering the fact that I most certainly wasn't going to be using it, I said, yes....