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11 Super Genius Uses For Olive Oil That Don’t Involve Cooking

I love me some olive oil. Mix it with some seasoning and balsamic vinegar, and then dunk your thinly sliced crusty bread right in. OMG. I just drooled a little. You can also use it, and probably do, for spaghetti sauces, salad dressings, hummus, pesto, and even to roast those veggies. As far as flavoring …

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Turns Out, The Way You Clean May Be Accidentally Inviting Spiders Into Your Home

Usually the goal of cleaning is to keep the creepy-crawlies out of your house. That’s the whole reason we put away our half-eaten food, sweep the floor, and clean the counters. Well, the goal is keeping the bugs out AND the fact that it’s just gross to leave out food and have piles of goo …

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TikTok’s New ‘Devious Licking’ Challenge Has Teens Stealing School Property

Those crazy youths. They are up to it again, and the stupid kids they are posting about it on TikTok. Have you heard the term “Devious Licking?” Well, I hadn’t until today, and let me say, if my kids pull this crap they are going to regret the day. Devious Licking is a little bit …

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This Genius Teacher Hack Gets Kids To Help Clean Up And I’m Using It At Home

Am I the only one who struggles to get her kids to clean up ANYTHING? I’m talking about their laundry, their dishes at dinner, their towels in the bathroom, plates and trash in their rooms, and the list goes on. I have tried just about everything, and I usually just resort to cleaning it up …

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This ‘Smelly Spot’ Teacher Hack Gets Kids To Stay On Task and It’s Pure Genius

TikTok for the life hack win!! I swear, I learn so much from the TikTok social media giant!! They are my life hack go-to. This simple hack can be used in a classroom to keep kids on task. It can even be used at home, as a reward for doing chores, helping, being nice, or …

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This Smelly Shoe Hack Gets Rid Of That Foul Foot Smell

I have a preteen son, and you know what that means. There are smells in this house that satan himself can’t even describe. The worst offender are the kid’s feet. OH. MY. Gosh. I mean, I have to remind him DAILY to put on deodorant, and that quells off the armpit stink, but his feet …

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What Does It Mean To “Get Curved” And Why Are All The Cool Kids Saying It?

When I was a teenager, I swore I would never be one of those “old” people who didn’t understand the phrases and words that only the young people use. Well here I am, I few years past old, and I have no idea what my teenager is saying half the time. Writing for a pop …

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Parents Are Putting Their Hands Out In Front Their Kids For A New TikTok Challenge and It’s One I Can Get Behind

There is a new challenge going around TikTok, and THIS one I can get behind — unlike some of the other more idiotic challenges that have gone viral. Ha! In this particular TikTok challenge you simply hold out your hand to your child, and then see what their reaction is. I could watch the results …

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People Are Losing Their Minds Over This CDC Graphic That Warns People Not To Swim With Diarrhea

It’s that time of year when we all grab our suits and jump in the pool to avoid the scorching temps. But, the CDC has put out a warning about swimming with diarrhea — you shouldn’t do it. Their message is getting a little lost, though, because the graphic they used is so ridiculously funny. …

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People Are Putting Garlic Cloves Up Their Nose and Doctors Are Begging People Not To

There is a trend going around TikTok that has people sticking cloves of garlic up their noses, and doctors are warning that it is a bad idea. Really? A doctor had to warn us of this. I learned not to stick things up my nose when I was like 2 years old. Ya know, I …

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30 Little Etiquette Things To Teach Your Kids So They Don’t Grow Up To Be Jerks

As the world starts to open back up, I have never been so aware of the amount of just-plain-courtesy that is lacking in society. Oh, don’t worry — I’ve had to get on to my kids PLENTY — and even my husband — as we seem to have forgotten what manners are and what they’re …

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TikTok’s ‘Fire Challenge’ Is Putting Kids In The ER. Here’s What Parents Need to Know.

A teen is in the hospital, fighting for her life, because she set herself on fire after trying to recreate the Fire Challenge, which she saw on TikTok. Say it with me, “We Don’t Have To Try Everything We See On TikTok!” Some of these challenges aren’t fun and games y’all — they are REALLY …

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Apparently, Finishing Your Texts With A Period Is A Bit Too Harsh. Here’s Why.

Turns out, I have been finishing my texts wrong, and I don’t know whether to *shake my head*, *roll my eyes*, or just go with it. Now, I majored in English in college, so sometimes it’s really hard for me to not write like I’m submitting a thesis to one of my professors. That flows …

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Skinny Jeans, No-Show Socks, And Other Trends That Are No Longer In Fashion

I’ve had to come to terms with something very recently. I am no longer “cool.” Maybe I’m old — or maybe I don’t keep up well enough with what the kids are into these days. My 13-year-old daughter informed me today, however, that I dress like a “mom.” Ouch. Arrow straight through the heart. LOL!! …

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Gen Z Says You Should Not Be Using Your Laugh Cry Emoji Anymore Because It’s ‘Not Cool’

ICYMI, the ? emoji isn’t cool anymore??!!?? Gen Z. You’re so sweet and cute, but you’re killing me! Lawdy Bee! (That’s a southern expression, for all you not in the know. It means, “For Goodness Sakes” or “For Crying Outloud!”) When did I get so old?? It seems like just YESTERDAY, my generation was dictating …

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This Dad Films Videos Of Himself Acting Like His Teenage Son and It Is Hilarious

Are you a boy mom? Do you know a pre-teen boy? ARE you a pre-teen boy? OMG! I have a 9-year-old son, and he drives me CRAZY with his hyperactive, constantly moving, overly dramatic, always talking antics — and I thought I was alone in my “suffering.” Ha! Turns out, apparently I’m not the only …

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People Can’t Believe This Dad Let His Daughter Struggle With A Can Opener For 6 Hours

The Twitterverse is all up in arms about Can Opener Dad, John Roderick — who’s Twitter account has since been taken down. Apparently, John’s hungry nine-year-old daughter asked him to open a can of baked beans, and he saw it as a great opportunity to teach her a lesson — a SIX HOUR lesson — …

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You Can Play The ‘Present Wrapping War’ Game With Your Entire Family This Holiday Season

I first learned about these wrapping wars when my friend posted a picture on Facebook of the gift she was wrapping for her fiance. It. Was. Hilarious. She started by wrapping the thing all in duct tape. Have you ever tried to undo duct tape? Ha! You need scissors. But, she didn’t stop there. She …

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What Is The Chance You Will Get The Coronavirus From Someone Simply Talking?

You just walk into a big box store, and someone at the back of the store is having a nice conversation with their SO. That person happens to have COVID, and isn’t wearing a mask. Did he just infect everyone in the store? There is no simple answer to this. I mean, technically the opportunity …

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Bath Time In My House Is Basically A Scene Out Of A Horror Movie

Good gosh. Anyone walking by outside my house right now would swear there are children inside being caned with bamboo rods. One might think an animal in the house is dying a tortuous death, and screeching in an agonizing deathly howl. Those outside would probably think we are tyrants who specialize in torment by acid. It’s …

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Teenage Girls Are Dressing Like 1920’s Prairie Ladies And Calling It Cottagecore

Times are crazy right now, and teenage girls have decided they are ready to go back to basics. I never thought I would say this, but the hottest trend right now is ankle length prairie girl skirts and lacy eyelet blouses. That’s right, teenage girls have gone full little house on the prairie with the …

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Dear Family, It’s Okay To Change The Toilet Paper Roll And Other Truths

This is my rant for the week. I’ve kept quite as long as humanly possible. I’ve tried to just smile my way through, and not ruffle any feathers. It’s so much easier to just do all the things, instead of fight about them. But, I’ve had it. FAMILY: YOU ARE ALLOWED TO CHANGE THE TOILET …

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Celebrities Are Getting Real About Remote Learning Struggles To Let Us Know That We Are Not Alone

You don’t have to tell me, I’m right there with you. Remote learning with the kids is hard work! I thought it would be this fun time of bonding with my kids, easily doing their assignments in the mornings, and then having the afternoons to hang out and do fun things. This is NOT at …

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My Daughter Is Turning 13 Years Old And I’m Not Ready

In 4 days, my daughter will be 13 years old. When the heck did that happen? It seems like just YESTERDAY we were going on her 3rd grade field trip together, then BOOM. I blinked, and she turned into a teenager. Is it weird that I feel like I’m losing my sweet little baby? I …

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The ‘Pineapple Apple Pen’ Guy Has A New Hand Washing Song and Now It’s Stuck In My Head

OMG! I am never going to be able to get this song out of my head! Y’all know the Pen Pineapple Apple Pen guy? If you don’t, just let me school you. You’re welcome in advance Now, this catchy song is — wait for it — a hand washing song. You knew it was coming! …

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9 Boredom Busters To Keep Kids Busy, And Keep Mommy Sane

The kids are home and I’m about to lose it. Don’t get me wrong, I love my little hyperactive, feral children, but I’m about to lose my mind. If my son asks for ONE MORE extra meal, or my daughter proclaims AGAIN in that piercing, whiny voice, “I’m bored,” I’m going to lose a little …

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School Is Getting In The Way Of Fine Arts, And I Am Sick Of It

At some point, we decided that Algebra was more important than theater. We decided that learning to read music was less important than learning about dead presidents and old wars. We decided that knowing how to use negative space in your drawing didn’t matter as much as knowing what a preposition was. And I think …

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I’m Having A No Purchasing Extra Stuff January

I don’t know about you, but Christmas put quite a dent in my funds, and I’m going to use the month of January to get my life back on track.  I’m calling it – “No Purchasing Extra Stuff” or NOPES.  How does NOPES work?  You don’t buy anything extra. No makeup, no clothes, no treats …

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How Am I Supposed To Teach My Daughter About PMS When I Don’t Have It Figured Out Yet?

Once a month, I turn into a raging hormonal witch. This has been happening to me now for almost 30 years, and honestly I’m not sure there’s anything I can do about it.  I’ve tried everything from medications to breathing and even having them shove a little device up in my hooha that was supposed …

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My Teen Texts Me From School All Day And I Am Worried It’s Making Her Too Dependent On Me

Up until high school my kid was not allowed to use her phone during school hours. They had to put them in their lockers and if teachers saw them using them at all they were in big trouble. Now that she’s in high school, and they don’t even have lockers that’s all different. They can …

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Just Because Your Kid’s Bad Day Doesn’t Seem Like A Big Deal To You Doesn’t Mean It Isn’t

Kids have bad days. And that’s okay. Often times we look at our kids and say things like, “It’s just a missing shoe.” Or, “I know you wanted oatmeal, but we are out of it.” And we dismiss the fact that, to them, these are real problems, and this is a chance for them to …

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Your Kid Is Probably Obsessed With The TikTok App, Here’s What You Need TO Know

Tiktok is a new social media app that’s sort of a weird version Instagram stories was a bunch of teenagers making up dances to songs that used to be popular decades ago and also drawing on themselves.  My big suggestion is to GET a tiktok account so you can monitor what your kids are doing. …

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Our Daughters Are Dressing Like We Did In The 90’s And Calling It A VSCO Girl

Pookah shell necklaces, friendship bracelets, parachute shorts, scrunchies, oversized t-shirts, Birkenstock’s, and a big messy bun on top of your head now makes you something called a VSCO girl.  Which is crazy, because I just described the outfit I wore to school all four years of high school. The term Vsco girl actually originated on …

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What Parents Need To Know About The New Juul Trend – Yes, It’s Worst Than Vaping

There’s a new product out on the market, and it’s HOT. Teens aren’t vaping, and they aren’t smoking. They’re all juuling, and here’s what you need to know. The Juul is one of the hottest e-cigs on the market, and teens everywhere are using them. They’re super discreet and easy to hide which makes them …

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Take A Pack of Multicultural Crayons In To Your Kid’s School To Show Kids They All Matter

White, peach, brown and black were the colors you used to color in a drawing of a person when I was a kid. And that was fine if you were one of those colors, but there are so many kids who just aren’t. Skin color is something we need to celebrate. Kids need to know …

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The Fortnite Obsession Should Be A Classified Addiction

Not very often will you hear me admit my husband was right. Only because, I am quite stubborn but seriously, this is one of those times my husband was right and how I wish I had listened to him. < Mark that one on the calendar. About a year ago our oldest son jumped on …

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This is THE Conversation You Need To Have About Sexting With Your Kids

Teenagers are going to talk about sex. They’re going to kiss, they’re going to have boyfriends and girlfriends, some of them are going to have sex, but they will all talk about it.  And there’s a whole new thing that exists now that did not exist when parents of teenagers were their age— sexting.  I’m …

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Raising A Teenager Is So Much Harder Than Raising A Toddler

Teenagers? Are you even kidding me? I was in no way prepared for what it takes to be the mom of a teenager, and I had 13 years to prep for this.  Side Note: My teenager walked in while I was reading this and said, “WHAT DID I DO?” Oh, kid… you don’t even know… …

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Every Time I Post A Picture of My 13 Year Old, A Creeper Messages Me

The other day I wrote about how much I love my teenage daughter. This isn’t anything new. I’ve been writing on this very site about how much I love her since she was six months old. Posting pictures on Facebook, talking about our life, and just doing what pretty much every other parent does. She’s …

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What Parents Need To Know About Dry Drowning

It’s summer, and that means swimming. With swimming comes extra safety, and one of the most important things you need to about know this summer is dry drowning. First of all, you need to know that kids drowning outside the pool or lake is actually very rare, and can be prevented. There are two types …

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To My Kid On Your Last Day of Middle School

Next year you are a high schooler. Next year is when they say school starts to “count.” Next year you go to school in the same building as some students who are legal adults.  They’ll be able to vote and buy cigarettes, and I have to remember that you aren’t a baby anymore.  I know …

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Why Are You Lying About Your Kid’s Screentime?

Any time someone asks about cell phone use in teens and tweens on Facebook, everyone responds with how their kids don’t have their phones in their rooms, how they aren’t giving their kids phones until they are old enough to drive, or how their kids aren’t on insta-snapper-twatter and by golly they won’t be. And …

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Talking to Teens about Their Body and Changes

Talking to teens about their body and changes isn’t always a simple topic, but it’s an important one. If you’re looking for ways to help ease into the conversation, these simple tips can help.  Being a teen isn’t easy. And what’s even more than that is that being a teen comes with a lot of …

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Managers at Claire’s Say Employees Must Hold a Child Down And Pierce Their Ears Even If They Beg You Not To

Should you pierce a child’s ears if they don’t want you to? According to this open letter written by a former Claire’s employee Raylene Marks, if you don’t pierce a child’s ears when a parent asks you to, you can lose your job. When my daughter was four, she really wanted to get her ears …

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The Live Action Dora The Explorer Trailer Is Out, And I Don’t Hate It

Dora the Explorer is banned from our house. Be it the theme song, stuffed animals, or pretend play, none of it is allowed. I went through too many years of the obsession every toddler and preschooler seems to have with this curious girl and her monkey. When my daughter was about 3 or 4, she …

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Turns Out We Spent Over 39 BILLION Dollars Drunk Shopping Last Year

Ahh, drunk shopping. Look, we’ve all be there, after a few glasses of wine, and a scroll through our Facebook wall, the ad for the perfect bra or mascara pops up, and ten minutes later we are entering in our paypal deets a few days later a package arrives and we are like, “Yaay drunk …

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Today My Daughter Told Me She Doesn’t Want To Be A Girl Anymore

Today my daughter told me she didnʼt want to become a woman. It was 11 pm and I heard a shy tap at my door. Groggily, I said “come in” and was annoyed to see my 10 year old out of bed. After a short scolding about being up after bedtime, I asked her if …

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Y’all Need To Calm The Heck Down About the Holidays

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s day, and my Facebook feed was filled with leprechaun traps, leprechaun footprints and pots ‘o gold at the end of the rainbow. What? Are you kidding me? This is a holiday about green beer and shakin’ your shamrocks. Who the heck decided to turn this into another Pinterest holiday? I mean, …

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Can We Please Stop Celebrating When Kids Do Bad Things?

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the story about the six year using her mom’s finger print to buy $250 worth of Pokémon paraphernalia off Amazon, right? A little Christmas gift to herself shall we say. It’s been making the rounds on Facebook via blog posts from several of the go to guys, and she’s …

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Confession: I Love The Girl Scouts, But I Hate Their Cookies!

I have a shameful admission to make: I don’t like Girl Scout Cookies. I think Samoas might be the Pumpkin Spice Latte of the cookie world. It’s not that it’s so good, you just can’t get it all year long. Does anyone really like Thin Mints, or do we all just pretend so we don’t look …

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This Mom Lost It When She Found These School Pictures In Her Son’s Backpack And I Love Her

Look, sometimes you just don’t want to take your dang school pictures. You have to stand in line, watch the flash over and over again, and when it’s finally your turn you get about four seconds to say cheese and give ’em the pearly whites. But this little boy? Well… Not so much. He just …

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There’s An Expert Who Wants Formula To Be Prescription Only So Moms Are Forced To Breastfeed

Formula is being compared to tobacco use. He is calling for prescription formula and the ban of all marketing of formula such as advertisements, free samples and product placements. Oh, mama. This is such a crazy time where experts are now telling you what to feed your kids. Erik Assadourian, a man who has never …

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Yes, I’m One Of Those Moms Who Makes Multiple Dinners…

“What did you throw away from your lunch today,” I ask my kids as a daily ritual when they get home from school. “I don’t like crackers anymore,” declares my daughter. “I only threw away the carrots and banana,” my son says, like it’s no big deal. This is a daily battle for us. Yes, …

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Dear Mom Of The Child Who Just Cut Her Own Hair

Dear Mom of the child who just cut her own hair, Right now you’re super upset. I know you’re seeing your baby with that jagged homemade haircut cut with scissors that she’s not even supposed to be touching, and you’re reacting one of two ways. Either you’re resigned to what’s done is done, or you are …

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They Just Inaugurated The First All Girl Troops Into The Boy Scouts. What?

Maybe I am crazy, but wasn’t the point of allowing girls into the boy scouts to integrate the troops? To make it more inclusive? I don’t understand why we are getting excited about all girl troops in the boy scouts. I don’t understand why this is even a thing. Why aren’t we integrating these troops? …

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How to Survive the First Week Home with Baby

The idea of bringing home a baby only like 24-48 hours after she’s introduced to the world made me panic for weeks before she was due. That’s just like 2 days (at most) of nurses helping me! Babies don’t come with a manual, but they really should. Since I’ve done this a couple of times …

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There Are New Guidelines For Car Seats That Parents Need To Know

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (that’s basically the Bible for those parents out there raising little ones) children should now stay in rear facing seats as long as possible. But what does that mean? The new car seat rules say that parents should keep children’s car seats rear facing until at least the …

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5 Ways to Remove Baby Stains From Clothes

Baby stains are not fun. Whether it’s a stain from last night’s spaghetti throwing episode (starring your 12-month-old) or it’s the aftermath of an explosion (you know what I am talking about) the results are always the same; the stains are terribly hard to remove! So today I am going to share with you 5 …

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I Never Expected Being A Stay-At-Home-Parent Would Be So Lonely…

Over the last few weeks I’ve become a mostly stay-at-home-dad. I’ve been working two, maybe three days a week while my wife is crushing it in her new, fancy accounting job. When my better half and I switched roles, I knew I’d keep busy. I’ve got rooms to clean, and endless stream of laundry to …

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How To Know If You’re Doing An ‘Okay’ Job As A Parent

Tonight my daughter told me she hated me. She screamed it, in fact, before flipping her hair and marching upstairs to her bedroom. The door slammed and while part of me wanted to run after her and talk to her, I knew the best thing would be to give her time to cool down. My …

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3 Creepy Things My Kids Have Done That Are NOT Okay!

Raising a child is a darn frightening experience. Moms, have you even seen what those things look like coming out? Of course you haven’t. You’re up there enjoying your drugs and…I don’t know…iced coffee? I might be misremembering my children’s birth. I was really lightheaded during the first go-around. I don’t remember much but I …

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I Don’t Always Know What My Kid Is Talking About, But I Will Always Listen

I remember long drives as a child that I would spend talking at my mother. Telling her stories. Jabbering away. Reading to her. I ran my mouth a lot. Now I’ve got my own (step) child and… Mom, if you read this, I’m so sorry. You were a great mom and now that I have …

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Texas Teen Died While Using Cell Phone In The Bathtub, Family Hopes Their Tragedy May Help Others

Sometimes it seems like teenagers are physically attached to their cell phones, but for one family that attachment came at a tragic cost. Madison Coe, 14, of Lubbock, Texas, died Sunday morning while either plugging in her cell phone while taking a bath, or using her plugged-in cell phone in the bathtub. Her heartbroken family …

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Stay-At-Home Mom’s Viral Post About Summer With Kids Is Painfully Relatable

It’s July and by this point you’ve crafted, painted, planted, and probably taken the kids to at least a couple of snow cone stands. And it’s hot. So hot. So you’re a mom, staying home with the kids, in the heat, and because they’re bored they basically fight every single waking moment. That’s exactly what …

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How To Check If Your Baby Is Breathing WITHOUT Waking Her Up

Babies breathe weird. Sometimes it is literally impossible to tell if they’re breathing at all. I, like most moms, have experienced that momentary freak out in the middle of the night while my face is shoved straight into baby’s bassinet to find out if she’s alive. Sometimes, when she takes a nap during the day, …

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What To Tell Your Kids About The Suicide Texting Guilty Verdict

Words matter. That’s the big takeaway from the Michelle Carter conviction. While we parents were busy worrying about whether our children should watch 13 REASONS WHY, a series based off of a popular young adult book written by Jay Asher, the real life case of a young woman who convinced her boyfriend to commit suicide …

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Stepchildren Are The Children Of Your Heart…

If you are a stepparent then you can completely understand what I mean when I say that being a stepparent isn’t something everyone can accomplish successfully. To be honest, I am not sure if I can even say that I am a successful stepmom, especially when I feel like I can always be better. In …

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10 Things To Do With Fidget Spinners After Your Kids Are Done With Them

Fidget spinners are awesome. But, let’s face it: pretty soon your kids are going to be tired of them and you’ll be stepping on them in the dark just like you do all their other discarded toys. It happens. Kids have an attention span equal to a gnat on speed and while fidget spinners might …

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Ten Father’s Day Ideas That Won’t Break The Piggy Bank!

I’m at a slight monetary disadvantage this year for the festivities normally heaped on daddies for this day of honor. I have to dust off my powers of creativity, and get down and dirty with inexpensive ideas for my father and my husband. Forget the cliche tie that’s going to be thrown in a drawer …

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It F*cking Sucks When You’re Sick And Your Child Is Sick At The Same Time

I’m in my bed, in the middle of the afternoon, with my covers pulled over my head. My body is chilled from the inside out, and I can’t stop coughing that barky, rough cough that just sounds painful. It feels like somebody is running a feather duster up and down my raw throat, choking me and …

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5 Things I Wish My Family Understood About Mother’s Day

It’s so easy to just go through the routine. “Great, Mother’s Day is today,” my husband thinks. “Better stop by Walgreens and pick up something quick and easy.” He rushes in and out, hardly even noticing what he has grabbed. It was in the appropriate aisle, so it will do. The kids begrudgingly get out …

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10 Things I Actually Want For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day. Just saying the words invoke images of gifts made of crepe paper, frumpy bathrobes, stand mixers, flowery stationary, or maybe a box of chocolates, or grocery-store flowers. Not that I’m not appreciative. These are all great gifts, but let’s get real for a minute. There are some, shall we say, less traditional gifts …

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My Little Pony: They’re Not Just For Kids Anymore!

My 16 year old daughter is obsessed with My Little Pony. The thing is, I actually enjoy it myself, because let’s face it: “Friendship is magic.” I feel like I know far more about My Little Pony now than I did when I was a kid. She’s taught me the different generations of ponies, like in the …

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5 Things To Pack If You’re Taking A Toddler On A Road Trip

Who doesn’t love a good road trip?! In a car, with the windows down, hair blowing in the wind, music blaring, and the pristine country hurtling by at top speeds. Your friend, or maybe your significant other is driving, and you are in the passenger seat, head thumping to the music, LuLaRoe on your legs, …

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5 Things Moms Of Strong-Willed Children Know To Be True

You bring home this perfect, tiny, wrinkly human from the hospital, and you expect life to be easy. I mean, you know there will be sleepless nights, dirty bottles galore, and diapers that smell of toxic waste, but you’ve read all the books. You know how to raise this child. You got this! You’ve memorized …

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Boys Are Made Of Snakes, Snails, Puppy Dog Tails, And Funk

I walk into the house, and my nostrils are immediately assaulted with the pungent combination of cheese, death, wet dog, and month-old expired milk.  If this were a movie, my hair would be blown backwards with the stench coming at me like a wave on the wind. What is that?!? The most horrible thing any mom …

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My Daughter Is A Creeper, And Sometimes I Sleep With One Eye Open…

She stood in the doorway, backlit by the glow of the light coming from the hall. Quiet and lurking, she stood there like she was waiting, waiting for some unforeseen opportunity. It was the perfect setup for a scene ripped from the screen of a psychotic thriller. She wore a long white gown that hung …

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My Parents Were Right, But I’m Taking That To My Grave

My daughter is nine. When I say she’s nine, I mean she thinks she’s 25. She is one of the most stubborn people I have ever come across. She gets these ideas in her head, and there is no deterring her. She thinks she is in control of every aspect of her life, and it’s …

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