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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 […]

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, […]

ABC’s Secrets and Lies insults bleeding disorders community

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#ABCMustApologize @SecretsLiesABC for insulting and hurting the bleeding disorders community Click To Tweet When I tell people that my son has hemophilia I tend to hear the same kinds of questions. Is he related to a Russian Czar? No, he isn’t. Will he grow out of it? No, he won’t. Can you bubble wrap him? […]

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 Questions to consider before you let your kids “help”

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The best way to discover what a controlling psycho a parent can be is for mom or dad to agree to let the children help. Any task conceivable can go from being a simple chore that requires nearly zero effort or time to becoming a torturous job of repeating instructions, internal mantras to not lose […]

Listen To Your Mother: Bangor announces local chairty for 2015 show

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LTYM Bangor Announces Local Charity: SPRUCE RUN WOMANCARE ALLIANCE Click To Tweet We are SO PROUD to announce that the LTYM Bangor 2015 show will be raising funds to help support the truly marvelous Spruce Run Womancare Alliancefollow! During the May 7th Listen To Your Mother show Bangor, we will be donating 10% of all ticket proceeds to […]

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. […]

Lof is all you need

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Lof Is All You Need Click To Tweet It is no secret around my house that 2014 has been a tough year. Our family experienced a significant cancer scare. My oldest son underwent an intense surgery that ultimately transformed the way we deal with his hemophilia treatments. We all caught Whooping Cough despite having been […]

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 […]