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11 Ways Parenting Is Like Working In An Office

As I’ve mentioned before, I was once part of the outside-the-house working world, with its requisite commutes and 8 AM clock-ins.

However, I happily traded it all in to stay home with the kids, and I mostly hardly ever regret my decision. I don’t have people prairie dogging over the tops of their cubicles to ask me what I’m having for lunch anymore, but I do have much cuter people prairie dogging over the edge of the kitchen table to steal what I’m having for lunch. I no longer get to dress up in grown-up clothes on a daily basis, but I do get to doodle on all those knee-high pantyhose and repurpose them as wicked awesome tattoo sleeves. So, all in all, I’d say I got a good deal. READ MORE

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    An Ode To Mom

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    30 Things I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood

    Before I became a mother there were things about motherhood I knew everything about (try to control your laughter) and there were things about motherhood I knew nothing about.

    I picked up all the books my friends who were new mothers suggested and suddenly I knew EVERYTHING there was to know about motherhood. After all I had read every single book there was to read on the subject of motherhood and I had a dog so clearly I was an expert. I had been preparing for motherhood for as long as I could remember and I was beyond ready. I have always been a firm believer that you don’t just jump into the water before finding out everything there is to know about said water. (I’m really fun I swear.) READ MORE

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    We know, we know. You’re tired of the many versions of “Let It Go” that are floating around the internet. Well, you may think you are, but that’s only because you haven’t seen Emily Mandelbaum’s amazing p...

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  • Working Full Time AND Home Schooling

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    Dear Jennifer Garner, Some Advice From A Mom of Three

    Dear Jen,

    I can call you Jen right? I mean out of all the celebrity moms out there, you seem the most down to earth and approachable.

    The photos I see of you in US Weekly, are usually of you doing normal mom things like taking your kids to ballet or actually playing with them at the park. I like to think that if I ran into you in some weird hypothetical situation that we could dispense with all the awkwardness that is talking to random moms on the playground and actually have a nice discussion about raising children. Not sure if that would happen with say, Angelina or Gwyneth. READ MORE

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    5 Reasons I’m Unqualified To Teach My Preschooler About Her Private Parts

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    10 No-Nonsense Tips For Parents

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