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10 Signs your babysitter is a DUD

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If you are just tuning in, the House Guest series introduces emerging and established voices in the blogger world to the Housewife Plus audience. The writers featured here share their stories about parenting, marriage, and life in general. They are sometimes serious, other times funny, but always real. For information on how to be featured in the House Guest […]

What are you spending for back to school shopping?

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My son is entering kindergarten in less than two weeks. *dramatic pause* While we keep him clothed and shoed (shoed?) with fairly nice threads already, my husband and I decided that our kid should have school clothes that stay clean and separate from his let’s-run-through-mud-and-catch-frogs clothes. So, like any reasonable person I made a list and went shopping at a […]

5 Tested parenting hacks for a successful timeout

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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 […]

Book review: Out from the Underworld by Heather Siegel will leave you captivated

BOOK REVIEW: Out from the Underworld by Heather Siegel will leave you captivated Click To Tweet Released in April 2015, Out from the Underworld by Heather Siegel is a captivating memoir that traces the heartbreaking story of how the author and her two siblings survived abandonment, neglect, and abuse. After their mother disappears, six-year-old Heather, […]

10 Things not to say to a SAHM

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I have a pretty good sense of humor. I can shrug off unintentionally inconsiderate comments or nosey questions, especially when they come from the folks I love the most. But after a while some of the misconceptions about what it means to be a SAHM (that’s Stay-At-Home-Mom for all you non-Mom bloggers) become difficult to […]

Book Review: The Big Book of Parenting Tweets Edited by Kate Hall and Science of Parenthood

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If motherhood has taught me anything it is that getting angry rarely alleviates any ridiculous or trying circumstance that children will undoubtedly toss a mom (or dad) into. You may as well find the humor in the chaos, which is where Kate Hall and Science of Parenthood come in with their hilarious The Big Book […]

10 Things to do when you’re stuck inside during a snowstorm

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10 Things To Do When You’re Stuck Inside During A Snowstorm Click To Tweet I think of snow as Mother Nature’s glitter bomb. It is lovely to look at from behind the safety of a window but once you enter it you become wet, frozen, and miserable. I dread snowstorms now that I have kids […]

Real woman workout

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Real Woman Workout Click To Tweet It is a new year. Lists have been made. Resolutions have been firmly committed to. Perhaps even a few have been broken. At some point in my resolution making for this year I decided that I wouldn’t put things like diet, workout, organize my house….etc because I never stick to those. […]

Mom writes a letter to Santa

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Mom Writes A Letter To Santa Click To Tweet Dear Santa, What the ever-loving hell? I thought we had a deal, man?! In exchange for me telling my kids some insane story that you show up in the middle of the night with gifts that would appease their impulsive little hearts YOU would put the […]

5 Life hacks for cold and flu season

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5 Life Hacks For Cold And Flu Season Click To Tweet Days after Thanksgiving I heard the first sign…a sniffle…this was followed by some light-weight whining. My two kids were coming down with a cold. This nasty little bug flew through my house with reckless abandon and infected everyone. Now we are dealing with a […]