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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 […]

House Guest: Miranda Gargasz – A Thousand Pictures’ Worth

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House Guest: Miranda GargaszClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Each Monday I will introduce a new Mom Blogger to you, dear reader. When I was brand new at this parenting gig I often felt lonely and frustrated by the lack of my village. You know, that mythical community of folks to help pick up the slack when […]

The differences between the first and second child

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The Differences Between Kids One And TwoClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleIn many predictable ways having a second child has changed my mothering for example: increasing my forgetfulness while simultaneously decreasing my reservoir of patience. My second child has just reached his first birthday and with that celebratory occasion came a mountain of realizations for me […]

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 […]

Sarah Cottrell Roasts The Wonder Pets

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I have been a big fat huge fan of Nicole Leigh Shaw’s Ninja Mom Blog for a while. Nicole is a sassy writer who can out wit some of the best humorists on the block. So when I heard through the mom blogosphere that she was looking for submissions for her famous Character Assassination Carousel, I […]

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 […]