Category : Don’t Judge Me!

mom hypocritical oath

This article was first published by Sarah Jean here on Suburban Misfit Mom. I,  (insert name here) , hereby, do solemnly swear that from this day forward, I will be the best Mom I can be, when I am able to muster the strength and energy to do so. All of the other times, I pledge to be a total hypocrite …

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Written on Apr, 11, 2017 by in , , | 3 Comments.
PTA Mom

I know what you must be thinking – this is going to be one of those posts where I’m about to rip into the PTA Mom who gives all of her time to organizing fundraisers for her kid’s school. How I’m a real, live person, separate from my children, and everything I do doesn’t have to revolve around them. Well, …

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Written on Mar, 09, 2017 by in , | Leave a comment
breastfeeding

If anyone reading this is pro-exclusive breastfeeding and/or anti-formula, you should probably stop reading now. It’s been over eight years since I had my first child. Breastfeeding was a hot-button topic then, and for reasons beyond my comprehension, it’s still something that is considered controversial and “newsworthy.” Personally, I started breastfeeding my children right away for one main reason – …

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Written on Dec, 16, 2016 by in , | 1 Comment.
decorating

Decorating for the holidays can be a little tricky when you’re a Mom. I don’t need the perfectly decorated tree with the coordinating ornaments – I actually love all the hand-made decorations from my kids. But I could definitely do without the piles of laundry, and paper, and toys all over the place. With little kids running around, the house …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2016 by in , | 2 Comments.
pictures

Children today are growing up in a world where everyone feels the need to document every single moment, of every single day, of their lives. I’m just as guilty as the next Mom, taking hundreds of pictures of my children’s “firsts” and trying to capture all of the wonderful adventures we have. But as time goes on, the number of …

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Written on Sep, 06, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment
first day of school

Well, the first day of school has come and gone. It was a great summer, but by the end, the inability of my kids to go more than eight seconds without starting some kind of argument told me that it was time. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the summer. No schedules, no homework, no permission slips, no packing lunches. …

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Written on Aug, 04, 2016 by in , | 1 Comment.

Caring about things in life is obviously very important. But as I get older, I find that the list of things I don’t care about grows with each passing year. Well, maybe that’s not fair to say. It’s more like the list of things I used to care about is slowly being replaced with new things to care about, like paying bills …

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television

Less than one week into our summer vacation, something amazing happened. My kids didn’t watch a single television show, play a single video game, or use a single electronic device for three whole days! That’s right. For 72 hours straight, my children had no exposure to electronic media. To my amazement, contrary to what they seem to think will happen …

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Written on May, 20, 2016 by in , | 5 Comments.
green

I love the Earth. It’s my home, and I 100 percent agree that we need to take care of it. That being said, once you become a parent, there are certain things you’re going to do that aren’t considered “green.” In the first 12 weeks after my first child was born, I did more to harm the environment than I …

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Written on Dec, 10, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment
elf on the shelf

Since everyone else on the internet is making their opinions known about this trendy Christmas tradition, I figure I might as well throw mine into the mix. Here’s why we don’t “do” Elf on the Shelf in our house. There are the obvious reasons like it’s a creepy little thing, and, well, that’s pretty much it. It’s creepy. It’s creepier than the notion of a big …

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