12 Reasons Moms Should Marry Their Best Girlfriend

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 I like men. Especially their lovely chests and shoulders, which aid in their super human abilities such as opening the pickle jar and moving the couch in a single bound. Husbands can be wonderful additions to our lives and great role models for our kids. They have many lovely qualities, but sometimes (if we’re being honest) they just don’t get it.I’ve wondered … [Read more...]

Letting Go Of Bedtime Drama

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Bedtime hasn't aways been easy at my house. Truly, I wouldn't even consider it "easy" now. We have our nights with many wake ups, stalling and crying over brushing teeth (I mean, how dare I try to do that dreaded task twice a day!) - I think it comes with the cards. The cards of parenting where there are always surprises and learning curves. Many, many learning curves if you're … [Read more...]

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Having a Baby

This video is spot on! Seriously, all expecting and new parents need to watch it! Have a tissue nearby because...tears! Lots of tears! … [Read more...]

8 (Stupid) Modern Parenting Trends

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Warning: This article is part of "The Edge" series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. :)I was born in the 70’s. There was a lot of smoking and no car seats during that decade. My Halloween masks were plastic (not BPA free!) and it was hard to breathe out of them. I made mud pies on … [Read more...]

Why Five is the Best Age Ever

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My littlest guy is five years old, and although he would be quick to correct me that he is 5 AND A HALF, I think he is at the best age ever.He is my 3rd so I’ve run through the gamut with all ages up to ten years old so I have a little experience with which ages are good and which are a little more…shall we say, challenging. Hello, 9 years old!As I was dropping off my … [Read more...]