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But That’s For Girls…

It was an impromptu trip to the store that brought it to light. This wasn’t the first time I’d had to face this scenario or the feelings it brought to the surface, but I finally realized how exhausted I am by it all.

My 3-year-old son spotted Hello Kitty socks and immediately requested them for his own. I readily complied and placed them in our cart.

The socks hadn’t even hit the wire bottom before the thoughts started coming. READ MORE

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I Am Not A Success

If I wrote down my life on paper what would it look like? I am a thirty-three year old divorced mother of a child with chronic illness. I work as a personal assistant, where it is my job to pick...Read More
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  • The Truth About Toddlers

    Knowledge is power. Unfortunately no one really educates you on the weird details of toddler hood. Maybe because they are so bizarre that people don’t know how to handle it. Like when Google did away with their feed reader. You hint to ta...

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  • The 6 Types of Drop-Off Moms

    Now that I am several years into being a “school mom,” I have observed that there are several categories (and subcategories) of moms who drop their kids off at school....

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    The Top 5 Things I Learned From The Mother On “A Christmas Story.”

    I don’t know it all. Ouch, that hurts a little confessing....Read More
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  • Who The Flicka?: Julia Arnold

    Who The Flicka? is an ongoing series where we spotlight our amazing contributors and make them answer our questions....

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  • Hump Day Cocktail: White Sangria with Apple and Mint

    Here's a perfect and refreshing summer cocktail we found while browsing Pinterest that is sure to get you through Hump Day! Sangria is perfect drink to make in large quantities like a punch for entertaining or for sipping on the porch. We l...

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    Lisa Carmody Doiron

    Mother Of The Beer

    I’ve always wanted to win an award and it seems my time has come.

    Forget running for Mother of the Year. You and your homemade muffins can shoot for that prestigious honour. I’ll be over here in my track pants running for the Mother of the Beer award.

    And I’m going to win. READ MORE

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  • Quick & Easy Mojito

    A super-simple how-to for a great classic mojito! ...

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  • I’m Sorry, Ma’am. You Have KIDS.

    Sometimes, when I say that I have KIDS, the words come out of my mouth as if I am mentioning an acronym for an exotic chronic illness that I contracted on a hike through the Congo.  In truth, having children is a condition similar to s...

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    A Letter To Santa From Me

    Dear Santa, I know you probably don’t exist. I figured it out when I was about 10 years old and you left a thank you note for the cookies. Your writing and my mom’s writing was oddly similar. I have...Read More
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    Sarah Cottrell

    7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like A Great Idea At The Time

    I do not care what anyone tells you, no parent anywhere has an ever-loving clue what the hell he or she is doing at any given time. Decent parents will approach every decision they make with respectable intentions while crossing their fingers that the grand plan in their heads work out. READ MORE

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  • Just Relax

    If there’s one thing I share with prospective and new moms, it’s to relax and don’t sweat the small stuff. I’m well aware just how ridiculous it must sound to these moms-to-be and new moms....

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  • Happy Hellish Holidays

    It’s already November isn’t it? My family is already staring at me with their tongues extended to the floor expecting a marvelous Thanksgiving feast and I haven’t saved nearly enough for Christmas sales, or presents for that matter. E...

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