The apple peeler

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HOUSE GUEST: Pixie.c.d shares a beautiful and charming essay about a simple apple peelerClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Do you ever have a few names floating in your social media that you wish you could know more personally? Pixie.c.d was such a name to me. Her tweets always make me laugh and her blog posts […]

Moms, do you suffer from this awkward problem too?

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Moms, do you suffer from this awkward problem too?Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule photo credit: Jasperdo via photopin cc This is how phone calls happen in my house now. Me: Hey, kiddo, Mommy needs to make a quick phone call so don’t interrupt, K? Kiddo: Uh…yup. Ok, Mom. Me: Ok, here I go…making my phone call…so…don’t interrupt…remember that…K? Kiddo: not […]

Scary Mommy’s Guide To Surviving The Holiday’s

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Scary Mommy’s Guide To Surviving The HolidaysClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule I have been buzzing with crazy excitement since September over some pretty dang marvelous news. If you know me then you know that keeping a secret isn’t exactly one of my strong suits since my poker face looks an awful lot my toddler’s worried […]

Pregnancy nostalgia: What if she is my last?

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HOUSE GUEST: Outmanned Mommy Writer Mary Widdicks Dishes On Pregnancy Nostalgia!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule There are days when I look at some of my mom friends and I think to myself, “Oh, honey, please! Talk to me when you’re the only female in your house!” There is a special kind of hell that comes with the […]

Moms Gone Wild

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Moms Gone Wild…In The Most Relaxed Way PossibleClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Every night is roughly the same around here. I make dinner. The kids look at it and make wild protests that will not eat “compost” or “whatever this is”. My husband and I start in with the lying and the cajoling to get […]

7 Dumb parenting decisions that seemed like a great idea at the time

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7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like A Great Idea At The TimeClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule photo credit: ~PhotograTree~ via photopin cc I do not care what anyone tells you, no parent anywhere has an ever-loving clue what the hell he or she is doing at any given time. Decent parents will approach every decision […]

8 Life lessons from a foxy Grandma

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HOUSE GUEST: I’ll give you hint. Housewife Plus is gettin’ FOXY this week!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Every night after I get the kids to bed I fire up my laptop and start click clacking away at some new story. And every night, right in the middle of the clicking and the clacking I start […]

The Universal Truth of Motherhood

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The Universal Truth of MotherhoodClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule photo credit: Jane Waterbury via photopin cc This morning I did it. I lost my cool and whisper-screamed, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH EVERYONE IN THIS DAMN HOUSE?! I didn’t mean to do it. In fact, right after my blast of sour accusation I immediately felt […]

BOOK REVIEW: Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness: Funny Stories By Sleepy Moms

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BOOK REVIEW: Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness: Funny Stories By Sleepy Moms Edited by Lisa NolanClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule There is a lot of bad parenting advice out there posing as logical and even clever wisdom on how to raise children without losing one’s mind. Adages like sleep when the baby sleeps and other dumb […]

Why motherhood will never not be a contradiction

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HOUSE GUEST: EMILY BALLARD Why Motherhood Will Never Not Be A ContradictionClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule If ever there was a woman who writes as honestly as I wish I could it is THIS woman, Emily Ballard. Her words fill my head with visuals so lovely and so densely filled with life that I sometimes find myself inspired […]