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4 Things about childhood that have changed forever

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4 Things About Childhood That Have Changed ForeverClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule 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 […]

House Guest: Maggie Draper – It Won’t Always Be This Way

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House Guest Maggie Draper on Housewife Plus!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule This week I am pleased to introduce you to a new Mom Blogger on the block, Maggie Draper. She has a quick sense of humor, a great capacity for story telling, and a charming writing style. Check out her story here. If you like her then […]

How to survive a day at the beach with a toddler

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Beach plus toddler equals chaosClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleI forgot what it is like to bring a small wiggly child to the beach. I forgot how needy and curious a wee one is. And how little he can hold in his attention or for what impish amount of time. It’s easy to forget this at […]

A letter of expectations to my future daughter-in-law

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A letter to my future DILClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleToday Loud Child sat in my lap and told me stories about all of his favorite things. He played with my hair. He sang me a song. He gave me hugs and he kissed my forehead. This was a remarkably affectionate occasion for my son who […]

Is bathroom hunting hereditary?

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bathroom hunting with herd-management today at housewife plusClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule The marvelously talented Jessica McNeill Azar of Herd Management is guest posting at Housewife Plus today! If you have not had the great pleasure of reader Jessica’s work then please run over to her website right now! Is Bathroom Hunting Hereditary? My six-year-old son […]

Moms just don’t understand

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moms just don’t “unnerstand”Click To TweetPowered By CoScheduleSometimes I have to take a step back and reassess my lot in this motherhood gig. My Loud Child is ridiculously smart and is never more than a stern 1,2,3 warning away from timeout thanks to his disastrous mix of curiosity and audacious defiance of the house rules. […]

31 Steps to surviving a movie with a kid

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When I was pregnant with my first child I told everyone that I wasn’t going to let my kid watch TV. Screens rot the brain, after all. I said a lot of annoying know-it-all junk like that. But then I discovered that a movie could be a fabulous short-term babysitter while I get urgent things […]

Brewer Dairy Queen donation to bring smiles to Lafayette Family Cancer Center

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You know what is free? Kindness. This is the most profoundly simple yet easy to miss lesson that I have learned while caring for my son who has a bleeding disorder. I see kindness everywhere around him. The doctors and nurses who keep him smiling and happy despite his fears remind me of this lesson […]

5 Unavoidable certainties of summertime with kids

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I remember summer vacations as long stretches of time that rolled out in front of me into forever. The lazy days stacked up as my skin changed colors and my adventures petered out into afternoon snoozes in the shade. But now I’m a mom and summertime means that my kids get to experience this annual […]