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The Myth Of The 'Hot Mess' Mom

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I have a confession to make: I am not a mess. As a mom, this is apparently unusual.

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I’m A Selfish Mom & I Refuse To Feel Guilty For It​

As parents, we don’t always have the means to do everything we’d like to do. But that doesn’t mean we have to lie down and quit living.

Yes, I was being a selfish mom, I told her. But that didn’t make me wrong. People are constantly telling me to sacrifice my wellbeing for my kids.

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What Mom Shaming Taught Me About Trusting Women

I had been down this road before, of mom shaming, both as the mom defending my choices, and regrettably, the one casting judgment.

I had been down this road before, of mom shaming, both as the mom defending my choices, and regrettably, the one casting judgment.

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My Children Cannot Have All Of Me

I want and need to save some room for myself, to know that I am worthy of a place in the world without the label of mother.

I want and need to save some room for myself, to know that I am worthy of a place in the world without the label of mother.

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Surviving Days At Home With Sick Kids

We just don’t stop! Having a sick kid home from school means we’re forced to stop.

Sick days don’t have to be all bad. And if you can manage to stay healthy yourself, you might just find yourself back at work feeling even better.

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How Being A Working Mom Has Changed My Marriage

The money is great, but it is not the best part of becoming a working mom by far.

The money is great, but it is not the best part of becoming a working mom. Having my own career has shifted the power balance of my relationship.

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I Don't Love Target, And Other SAHM Anachronisms

I’m in; I’m out. I’m done.

I have a confession to make. Target, meh. I’m just not that into it.

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Stop Making Married Moms Feel Bad About Not Having Sex

Why aren’t the feelings of the woman valid? Shouldn’t she be listening to her body? Her mind? Image: Thinkstock

While we know adjusting to a new baby can profoundly impact a couple’s life (including sexual intimacy), we, as a society, act like it shouldn’t. We act like there’s something wrong with a new mother needing a time out from sex.

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5 Moms I Won't Follow On Twitter

I will talk about Disney with my kiddos, but it’s not something I want to tweet about during my free time. Image: Thinkstock.

I've noticed that some moms include some pretty wild descriptors on their Twitter profiles. While some are out-there and some are just plain boring, reading them has left me scratching my head, wondering that they would waste their 140 characters on these terms.

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5 Ways Being A Mom Has Made Me A Better Person

I am much less selfish. Image: Thinkstock.

There used to be weekends where I would rise and have no plans for the day but to do whatever the heck I wanted. I relied on no one and no one relied on me. Yes, there are aspects of those days that I miss (especially the sleeping in), but being a mom has made me a better person and my life much more purposeful. Would I love a do-over of a weekend sans kids? Sure! But as far as my character goes, nothing can compare to the way being a mom has humbled me.

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