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sarah cottrell

About sarah cottrell

Sarah Cottrell is a member of the Stay-At-Home-Mom Club and proud herder of two loud boys. She earned her MFA in 2012 and then accidentally washed it in a load of laundry. Sarah's work can be found on popular websites like Mamalode, BlogHer, and Scary Mommy. Her work will appear in two new parenting anthologies in 2015.

5 Signs you’re an Internet troll

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5 Signs You’re An Internet TrollClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule As a blogger with connections to writers all over the world I hear a lot of complaining about the trolls ruining the comment sections of articles, especially those posted on the bigger blogs like Huffington Post or Scary Mommy. My own work has earned the […]

DIY last minute kids halloween costume problem solver

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DIY Last Minute Halloween Kids Costume Problem SolverClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule I have a ridiculously smart 4YO. I’m not bragging here, he out wits me at least 18 times a day, folks. This clever child of mine can figure out almost anything. Mom and dad are spelling secrets to each other? Guess what?! He […]

A renovation might kill us or how to know when it’s time to move

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HOUSE GUEST: One of the funniest women on the Internet is hanging out with me today…can you guess…Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule I read a lot of blogs. A. Lot. I have a hard time narrowing my favorite writers down because the number of styles and genres that these uber talented ladies write in leave […]

Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored

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Hell hath no fury like a preschooler boredClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Before I reveal the epically ridiculous stunts that my preschooler committed today while visiting his grandparents let me first give a round of applause to my mother and father in law for not disowning my frightfully inventive four-year-old and me. Thank you (one […]

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?

Moms, do you suffer from this awkward problem too?Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 listening (74 […]

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

7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like A Great Idea At The TimeClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 they make with respectable intentions while […]