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Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Mean Kids

My daughter has experienced her fair share of mean girls in her short 7-and-a-half years of life.  (When you’re seven, the half is of the utmost importance.) On the most horrifying and memorable occasion, my daughter had a little girl at school exclude her from playing with her group of friends.  The little girl then went on to scream hateful […]

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My Child Wasn’t Ready For Kindergarten {And I Sent Him Anyway}

My 5-year-old little boy has the ever dreaded summer birthday.  He’s sandwiched smack dab in between the ages of “send on to kindergarten” and “do not pass go for another year”. Being the over worrier that I am, I read article after article about this new fangled thing called “kindergarten readiness”.  I checked the lists and, honestly, […]

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Car Seat Safety – Why My Toddler Won’t Be Wearing A Coat

The temperatures have officially dropped below freezing.  I’ve pulled out the hats.  I’ve matched up all of the gloves, and my kids have retired their warm weather wardrobes. But despite the cold temperatures, if you see me running into a store you probably won’t see my toddler wearing his coat. I’ve gotten my fair share of judging looks when people see my little guy bundled up […]

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What’s With The Dumb Dads?

  Turn on the TV and you’d think the typical American dad is a lazy, sex-obsessed, golf playing bumbling buffoon who can barely hold down a job.   For example, I was flipping through channels the other day when a bleach commercial came on. The dad began cleaning a massive fish right there in the kitchen, scraping […]

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How To Raise A Child With Special Snowflake Syndrome In 5 Easy Steps

There’s a new syndrome that’s sweeping the nation. Turn on the TV and you’ll see the inflicted plastered across the screen on shows like Good Morning America.  (Affluenza anyone?) Peek into any classroom and you’ll witness first hand many little kids already in the early stages. This terrifying ailment is called Special Snowflake Syndrome. What […]

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I Don’t Cherish ALL The Moments

There’s a simple saying that has the power to send my mom guilt skyrocketing through the roof. “Cherish these moments.” The saying is innocent enough in itself, however sometimes instead of cherishing, I feel like I spend more days simply surviving.  It’s on these survival mode days that my parenting mantra seems to become “This […]

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