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Mom Advice Parenting

Girl Time

Ashlyn was 4.5 years old when we went from 3 to Shea party of 4. Meaning she had plenty of time to get good and spoiled. So, when her little brother entered the picture, she endured a humbling transition phase as he required a…

May 30, 2017
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Mom Stuff Parenting

Starting Over

Lately I’ve been feeling like a kid again.. not in the “candy store” kind of way, but rather the awkward tween phase. Turns out, relocating and having to make new friends in your 30s is super fucking weird. Truth is, I’ve tried to write…

May 18, 2017
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Grandparents Parenting

Serious Mothering

There was a time in my life when I thought my mother was suffocatingly ‘mothering’ me. Is that even a word? Well, it is now. Who am I kidding. Even on the brink of turning 40 and now a mother myself, my mom is…

May 10, 2017
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Parenting

Screen Time

There are a few things we all vow when we become mothers: only organic and unprocessed foods will ever cross our kids lips, we will never give them juice and television/ iPads will be off limits. Cue the crying laughing emoji. I mean, we…

May 4, 2017
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Mom Advice Parenting

Mind Your Tot & I’ll Mind Mine

Unfortunately, it’s happened on several occasions. Noé and I will be out in some public, kid-friendly space, and then inevitably, another (usually bigger, but not always) kid will decide that they can’t live without something she has. Commence grabbing, snatching, blocking, shoving, etc. I…

April 24, 2017
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Parenting

The Clothes Make The Kid

Baby clothes might just be the best thing about becoming a parent. The styles we love, only way, way tinier. Nothing is cuter than a toddler in skinny jeans, I mean come on. Or hammer pants. Or the teensiest little high tops, like months…

April 20, 2017
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Motherlucker Parenting

My Second Favorite F-Word

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of the F-word. It’s extremely versatile and can be used in so many different situations. As a writer, I love that it can be a noun, verb, adjective, and more. As a mom, it…

April 19, 2017
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Blended Family Motherlucker Parenting

Stepmommy Judging

For some people, hearing the word stepmom makes them cringe. I don’t know why this happens. Some people blame it on Disney, some people say it’s from “personal experience,” some insinuate it’s because of religion and some people, I think, just fear the unknown.…

April 13, 2017
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Mom Stuff Motherlucker Parenting

School Drama

We’re currently in the midst of preschool application/acceptance season. And it’s effing nuts. I’m too exhausted to get into the whole shitstorm of how it works but I have a lot to say about what the process does to us mentally. Listen up, preschool…

April 4, 2017
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Mom Stuff Motherlucker Parenting

When 2 + 1 = 5

One of the questions I asked my husband on our first date was “Do you want to have any more kids?” I know what you’re thinking. That’s a pretty risky thing to ask on a first date. But when you start dating a man…

March 13, 2017