When you become a parent a lot of things get put on the back burner: your career, your friends, your alone time. You get the picture. One major thing a lot of parents set to the side is their own mental health. We are told it makes us weak or bad parents if we suffer…

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We have all been asked this question. After just being pregnant for nine months and in labor for hours, for some reason people decide it’s a great time to ask, “so when are you having another one?” I will admit, when I was asked this question I was horrified. I had ZERO interest in doing…

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There have been huge debates over how to properly discipline your kids for as long as humans have existed. When our parents were young they got spanked with wooden paddles and now you would go to jail if you even threatened to do that. In all honesty I don’t think spankings or instilling fear into…

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Parenting is weird enough already. You literally created a person and now are in charge of it. It gets even weirder when you enter a kid’s life and have to figure out how to navigate being a bonus parent. I have been on both sides: the biological mom and stepmom. From the Point of View…

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Sometimes I wish I lived in a giant mansion with a panic room to block out the noise of the kids fighting. Unfortunately, I don’t have that luxury. Instead we have a big open floor plan where sound travels so when they fight it sounds like someone is being murdered. This is why self care…

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I have had this on my list of topics for some time now. With the formula shortage I think it’s time to talk about it. The big debate in every mom Facebook group: Breast Feeding vs Formula. First of all let me say that I don’t know why we are taking opinions of strangers on…

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Summer is upon us. Parents everywhere are dreading the next few months of no school. We no longer have 8 hours of free child entertainment. Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Here are some of my favorite, cheap or even free, activities to keep your kids entertained this summer. Go Outside I know this sounds…

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We could be those parents who never allow their kids to have any screen time. We also could find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow while riding a unicorn, but that’s a little unrealistic don’t you think? Our world today runs on screens. I am writing this blog on a screen…

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I will be the first to admit I have extreme OCD. Messes make me cringe. They give me anxiety and put me in a terrible mood. The problem is kids are just messy. They will destroy your things and your sanity. You will inevitably have to wash crayon off a wall or replace carpet. You…

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Now that the weather is FINALLY warming up you may be anticipating summer. Bikini season. It’s about this time of year people start a new diet and exercise regimen to get the perfect bikini bod to flaunt at the beach. Maybe for you it’s just a body you don’t feel completely disgusted by when you…

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