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I’m not ready for kindergarten

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5 Tested parenting hacks for a successful timeout


My kids can be real turds. There are many moments in a day when I find myself wanting to threaten a timeout, but I bite my tongue and find more clever ways to get my kids to behave because let’s face it, timeouts do not work. Not only does it create supremely grumpy children, but […]

The solitary mom club


Are You A Member of the Solitary Mom Club? Click To Tweet In late 2014 I started blogging about being a stay at home mom. Not because I had some secret to success or a treasure trove of pin worthy tips to share, but because I was drowning in the deafening tediousness of motherhood. Where […]

5 Ways moms ruin a good time


5 Ways Moms Ruin A Good Time Click To Tweet There is a new phrase at my house that my husband and children love to toss around. Whenever I start to cross a line into the territory of nagging or hovering over my brood they tell me to, “quit Momming it up!” I have heard […]

Crawling after my toddler with no pants


HOUSE GUEST: Toni Hammer Tells A Funny Poop Story! Click To Tweet Everyone loves a poop story, right? Well, if you’re a parent you do and chances are you probably have a few of your own to share! This week I have the delightful Toni Hammer from Is It Bedtime Yet? fame! She is sharing […]

7 Lessons of motherhood

HOUSE GUEST: My fav BDN writer is sharing 7 lessons in motherhood today! Click To Tweet Even newspaper reporters have fans and I am a fan of ROOTED IN ME writer Natalie Feulner. Her work covers issues that as a mother I care deeply about. Natalie brings attention to the rise in the use of […]

A snow-covered turkey and Thanksgiving chicken nuggets


HOUSE GUEST: The charming Crystal Ponti is pulling up a seat and dishing on her big holiday flub Click To Tweet It is an absolute treat to bring you an original tale of holiday woe by my dear friend, Crystal Ponti. Don’t worry though because this tale will leave you laughing and counting your blessing […]

DIY last minute kids halloween costume problem solver


DIY Last Minute Halloween Kids Costume Problem Solver Click To Tweet 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 suddenly […]

The apple peeler


HOUSE GUEST: Pixie.c.d shares a beautiful and charming essay about a simple apple peeler Click To Tweet 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 always […]

The jaw dropping way this preschooler stood up to a bully

The Jaw Dropping Way THIS Preschooler Stood Up To A Bully Click To Tweet As a mom, I am always correcting my son’s behavior in an effort to mold him into a well-mannered person. My kid is forever catching some fresh hell for committing run-of-the-mill kid crimes. It isn’t enough for me that he follows the rules. […]