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Kristen Daukas

What Is A Mom For Sale Worth?

For Sale: 1968 slightly worn out yet still in good condition Mom.

Filter doesn’t always work, exhaust blows smoke (but only when needed), sometimes needs time to warm up to run effectively, edges are a little rough, horn is loud and can sound unexpectedly, but the radio is perfectly pitched. Windows are stuck halfway down, headlights are out of focus, couple of dings in the rear but other than that, no major blemishes. For more information or to inquire as to price, please click the “contact” button. Serious offers only. READ MORE

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    My daughter turned four last week but has been speaking like a thirty-five year old since she was two.  She is full of ‘IT’, whatever ‘it’ is, and she knows it. She walked pretty early, she talked very early, and she rolled over ea...

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  • The Sex Toy Scandal

    You know that feeling when you get home from a long trip? No more hotels, no more suitcases, no more security lines. With the journey behind you, you can finally relax in the comfort of home sweet home. You shower off the virus-filled recyc...

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  • Complaints
    Beth Markley

    Want To See Something REALLY Scary?

    I don’t think I’m ever one to second-guess other parents … until Halloween.

    On All Hallows Eve, I transform into Judge Judge-y McJudgerson.

    I am that mom. The one who cuts her kids off from trick-or-treating about the time they’re elbowing their way into puberty. I’m not following any developmental guidebook, and I haven’t looked up any studies on kids who later needed therapy because their moms put the kibosh on the candy corn prematurely. It’s just one of the many rules I was raised with that I have arbitrarily selected to enforce on my own progeny. READ MORE

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  • De-Grading Our Children

    Alright, be honest, how many of you parents punish your children for bringing home bad grades? It seems like almost everyone I meet has a similar philosophy of applying consequences for bad grades, the same way one would give consequences f...

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  • 12 Things Nobody Tells You About Pregnancy

    It is a miracle. It is a joyous experience. Birthing my 2 (soon to be 3) kids = my life’s greatest achievements. However, there are many aspects to pregnancy and birth that no one talks about. So I will....

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  • Confessions

    Graduation Irritation

    I was among the group of standing-room-only spectators as the second hour of my four-year-old son’s pre-school graduation ceremony began when the whole thing jumped the shark....Read More
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  • The Baby Rockstar

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  • Men Trying On Spanx For The First Time

    These men are having their very first Spanx experience. But what they don’t know yet? You don’t know Spanx until you know the pain of having to take all of your clothes off just so you can pee. ...

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  • Confessions

    5 Things That Made Me Realize I Am Old

    I like to think of myself as young. I mean, I can rock out to rap music and I watch “The MTV.” I also know my way around the Internets and I know text lingo (lol, ttyl).

    I’m a pretty young and hip chick, although the fact that I refer to myself as a “hip chick” might actually disqualify me from being either one of those things.

    Although I’m forever young in my mind, I’ve recently realized maybe I’m not as young as I think I am. READ MORE

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  • 5 Ways To Decorate Your Pumpkins

    The Halloween season is upon us and that only means one thing: pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins! But what do you do with all of them? (Besides make tons of delicious food.) If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for decorating yo...

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  • CONGRATS!

    We’ve enjoyed sharing some of the great products Snapfish has to offer. From personalized holiday cards and calendars, to a complete gift guide of customizable fleece blankets, pillows, tablet/cell phone cases and more… all unde...

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  • Complaints
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - "Mommy, I Want To Be A Princess"

    “Mommy, I Want To Be A Princess.” Vomit.

    When she was two, she wasn’t yet entrenched into the princess world. And I naively thought, “my daughter really does not dig the whole princess thing.” And I sighed with relief. Then she turned three. And like flipping on a...Read More
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  • Peeing in My Pants and Learning Spanish

    When I turned fifty, a scant 2 months ago, I realized I wanted to start measuring my life in decades, not years. I didn’t need the usual birthday resolution, “Before I turn 51, I want to have…” I wanted the new-decade resolution, ...

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  • No More Drama

    I’ve had just about enough of all the drama in my life. Not to steal too much from my girl Mary J, but The BadAssMama is here to tell you that I refuse to let the expectations, limitations and generalized stereotypes of other people intru...

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  • Confessions

    Confessions of a Stay At Home Mom

    My house is a mess; laundry is piled up, no one knows where the iron is, and dinner is never ready by five p.m., if we even have dinner....Read More
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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 ...

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  • Accidental Vagina

    My daughter had a great idea: she wanted to start a book club! She decided the first book would be Junie B. Jones, 1st Grader: Aloha-ha-ha, perfect book to read the summer before heading into 1st grade. I printed a list of discussion ques...

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