Category : General Mom Stuff

Written on Jul, 13, 2018 by in , , | 1 Comment.
summer toys

Summer is FINALLY here. Have your kids said that they’re “bored” yet? Haha, I’m just kidding! Of course they’ve said it! I’m not typically fond of buying new stuff just to entertain my kids during these hot months, but here are a few summer toys that I’ve found to be quite helpful in beating the heat, and the boredom. 1. Rocket …

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mother

Becoming a mother is a rite of passage, and with this rite of passage, you get certain privileges. After you enter motherhood, you get to say things like “Eat your vegetables before they get cold,” and “Because I said so, that’s why!” Moms get to say these things because they’ve earned the right. And because I said so, that’s why! …

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Parenting is a lot of things – wonderful, annoying, rewarding, annoying, irritating, confusing, upsetting, amazing – take your pick. At any given moment, kids can make it one, or all of those things put together. But no matter your current emotion, it always ends with the same result – parents everywhere asking questions to which they already know the answers. …

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skills

There are many skills you acquire once you become a parent. Some of them are obvious and well-known to most people, like Moms ears that can hear the tiniest of whimpers in a deep sleep, or growing eyes in the back of their head, while Dads become very adept at sleeping through literally anything. But the skills that I speak …

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Written on May, 10, 2018 by in , | 1 Comment.
hair

Spring is FINALLY here, which means it’s time for parents to open up those windows, let some fresh air in, and remind your neighbors why they like the winter so much. Between yelling at your kids, your kids yelling at each other, and you yelling at your kids for yelling at each other, it’s hard to hide your true colors …

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Written on Apr, 05, 2018 by in , | 1 Comment.
birthday parties

When I was a kid, birthday parties were nothing but a group of your friends coming over to your house to play, eat some food, sing “Happy Birthday,” and have some cake. Then, somewhere over the following two decades, something happened. Birthday parties became big events, with themes, where you have to invite every person you’ve ever met, and every …

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spring

It’s finally Spring, according to the calendar, anyhow. While you may have the overwhelming urge to set fire to your house rather than do some Spring cleaning, try to resist it. With just a few easy touches, you can decorate your house for Spring to help you get out of that Winter funk. So open some windows to rid your …

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indoor playground

  Since I live in New England, and the ground is still covered with snow halfway through the month of March, my kids are getting a little stir-crazy, to say the least. And so am I. We live in a relatively small space, so during the wet, cold, windy, snowy months (which is about half of them), there isn’t a …

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Written on Feb, 27, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment
grocery shopping

I. Hate. Grocery shopping. I’ve written about how much I loathe it before, and my feelings have not changed in the slightest. It’s crowded, there are annoying displays in all the aisles, and they’re always changing the layout to try and trick us into buying stuff we usually don’t. I typically go grocery shopping on Fridays, as that’s when the new …

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groundhog day

I equate being a parent to being in the movie Groundhog Day. You ask your kids to do the same things day in and day out, getting the same exact response every time, hoping desperately for things to change. But they don’t. Kids always act surprised and indignant when you tell them they have to do something like, say, brush their …

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