Category : General Mom Stuff

Written on Aug, 07, 2017 by in , , , | 2 Comments.
school supplies

It’s that time of year again – School Supply Shopping Time! It’s also the time of year we start to see a lot of posts on social media from teachers, advocating for parents to buy things on their lists of school supplies, and from parents, complaining about having to buy things from the lists of school supplies. It makes me …

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cruise director

Good morning, boys and girls, and welcome! This is your mother speaking. It has come to my attention that many of you have fallen under the impression that I am here to be your personal cruise director, while in reality, I am your mother.   As your mother, my primary purpose is to keep you alive, feed you, clothe you, …

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going out

Once you have kids, going out with your gal pals takes a back seat to everything else. But for your sanity, it’s important to make it a point to get together with your friends for some adult conversation. If it’s been a while for you, you may forget how you’re supposed to leave the house in something other than a …

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Written on Jun, 15, 2017 by in , | 1 Comment.
school year

Dear School Year, Listen, we need to talk. I think it’s time for us to take a break. It’s not you! It’s me. I love you, and you know that. I love how you take my kids for seven hours a day, five days a week. You answer their infinite number of questions so I can get a little break. …

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inner struggle

When you become a Mother, your life becomes one continuous inner struggle. The day I brought my first child home from the hospital, I found my mind constantly being pulled in two directions, which I suppose I should have seen coming. I knew for nine months that I would be caring for another human life in addition to my own; it’s …

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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, 25, 2017 by in | 2 Comments.
adult

When you become a parent, your transition to becoming a full-fledged adult speeds up a quite a bit. But whether you have children or not, by the time you hit your mid-thirties (at the latest) there are certain things you may find yourself doing that will make you realize you have officially arrived in adulthood, and you are here to …

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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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to-do list

I am a big fan of the to-do list. I make one for myself every week. I even write things on it that I’ve already done to make it seem like I’ve accomplished something (and also to remind myself that I did it, and do NOT need to do it again, which sometimes works). Anyway, since children don’t have all that many …

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