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It’s Nearly Time To Put Granny In A Home, But I Won’t Go Without A Fight!

I wake up to my alarm going off. After a night of getting up to go pee THREE TIMES in between fits of dreams and semi-sleep, it’s time to start my day. I stretch in my bed, and notice the first twinges of pain in my back. Reluctantly I stand up to start my day. …

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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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Remembering Christmases Past And Missing My Family…

When I was a little kid, my Christmases were fairly predictable. My brother and I would fall asleep on Christmas Eve somewhere after 1 AM (we were, of course, in bed by 9 PM but Christmas morning excitement is a hell of a drug). As soon as it was light enough to see, we’d bolt …

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Six Been There, Done That Tips To Surviving As A Step-Mom

I was wholly unprepared to be a step-mom. Completely and totally. I don’t think there’s a word that fully encompasses just how out of my depth I was. In the last few years I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but I’ve also learned a lot of lessons. For one, thanks to Disney step moms get …

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My Husband is a Better Parent Than I Am — and That’s Okay

Throughout decades of fighting for equal rights, women of the United States have moved leaps and bounds towards equality. We are largely expected to attend college, to seek our own path and to be who we wish to be. However, there are still a few areas in which women woefully lack the benefit of equality …

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Coitus Interruptus: What To Say To Your Child In That Awkward Moment

Regardless of your kid’s age, working in sexy time with your spouse is hard (ba-dum-bum). Juggling work, sports schedules, piano lessons, parent-teacher conferences, dog walking, dinner making, and laundry doing can suck the libido right out of you if you let it. But when the stars align and Daddy has done the dishes, the last …

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Waiting For Pregnancy, And Missing My Mom…

I got my period the day my mom died. It wasn’t my first period or anything. I was 29 at the time. But the painful coincidence didn’t go unnoticed. Nor did the parallel that exactly nine months had passed between Mom’s diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and the day of her death. My mom had been …

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10 Times My Big Purse Defined Me As A Mom…

Becoming a mom is a little like enlisting in the military, then being thrown into combat with little to no training. It’s a war out there, folks, and unless we adapt quickly we’ll be slaughtered. My way of adapting? With every year of my daughters’ life, my purse has grown an entire size. I learned …

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This Teen’s Mom Thought She Was On Drugs, But The Truth Is Hilarious!

Dallas-area teenager Ashley Banks knows how to have a good time. Unfortunately, as we all know, a good time can get teens into a lot of hot water. That’s why when her mom found a baggie full of capsules in her room, she texted Ashley and demanded she come home immediately to talk. What mom …

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I Don’t Want Daughters, And I Wish You’d Stop Asking…

There’s a weird thing that happens when you’re the mom of all boys: people seem to expect you wish you’d had a girl. I don’t. My boys are my life and every time someone asks me if I’m going to try again until I have a girl, it’s like they’re dismissing the magic and joy …

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Drama Mamas: 10 Clues You Are One

It looked like an average party invitation, made on one of those do-it-yourself computer programs, printed and distributed in the school folder. One mommy’s darling was turning 8 and the whole class was invited to the community pool for swimming and a barbecue. It seemed harmless enough until the not-so-fine print revealed gift registry information …

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To The Mom Whose Child Was Screaming In The Grocery Store Tonight…

Dear Mom, I know you’re stressed, I could see it on your face. You looked exhausted, maybe even a little sick, yet you were still out shopping with your kid at 9:00 at night. It’s cold, mom. We were supposed to have snow today but the weather report changed so instead it’s just so bitterly …

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10 Floor Cleaning Hacks I Can’t Live Without

There’s nothing I hate more than cleaning before a holiday party-or just cleaning in general. And cleaning the floors can be the worst chore of them all! I’m not kidding. My floor took notes from this floor-then they shared a cry-session. That’s why I hunted the internet-verse and found these 10 Floor Cleaning Hacks I Can’t …

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