Tag : parenting

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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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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morning

If you’re a parent, you already know that it can be very difficult to get your kids up, out the door, and to the bus on time every morning. If this is something you struggle with, just follow these easy steps to make sure your mornings run smoothly, and your kids get on that bus, leaving you to clean the …

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Written on Aug, 22, 2017 by in , | 1 Comment.
please come back

Dear School Year, Please come back! I know what I said before, but I swear I didn’t mean any of it! I wasn’t in my right mind! I was in a stupor from chaperoning too many field trips, and I didn’t know what I was saying. Please, please come back! I don’t know if I can take any more of the arguing, the …

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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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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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