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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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways moms ruin a good time

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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

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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 […]

Step 1: Preheat the oven Step 2: Hose down the cat

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HOUSE GUEST: The Outstanding Comedienne Vikki Claflin is chilling with Housewife Plus! Click To Tweet Do you know what I love more than anything? Laughing. Laughing can cure darn near anything; broken hearts, the blues, writer’s block, a staring contest, even a tense moment. I spend my days searching for the funny moments because if I don’t then […]

DIY last minute kids halloween costume problem solver

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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 […]

Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored

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Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored Click To Tweet 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 hundred […]

Henry Ford was wrong: sometimes when you think can’t…you can

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HOUSE GUEST: Kristen Mae aka Abandoning Pretense is sharing her work with Housewife Plus!! *go… Click To Tweet HOUSE GUEST: Kristen Mae from ABANDONING PRETENSE! I just had to pinch myself to make sure this is real! I have a delightful treat for you this week; the marvelous Kristen Mae aka Abandoning Pretense is chilling out on my blog […]

4 Things about childhood that have changed forever

4 Things About Childhood That Have Changed Forever Click To Tweet HOUSE GUEST: Lauren Cormier of Oh, Honestly! I am giddy this week because I snagged one of my FAVORITE Bangor Daily News Mom Bloggers to guest post for Housewife Plus this week! Please, seriously, grab a glass of wine, a cozy seat, and read […]