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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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The Real Reason Why I Let My Kids Sleep In My Bed

I think we both sleep a little sounder curled up with each other. And as annoying and cliché as it sounds, it really won't last forever.

I think we both sleep a little sounder curled up with each other. And as annoying and cliché as it sounds, it really won't last forever.

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Trick-Or-Treating Isn't Dangerous — It's Community Building​

I love trick-or-treating, and I’m here to preach its gospel.

I think kids and parents need old school trick-or-treating. I think it has a value far greater than the sum of its candy. I love trick-or-treating!

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The Problem With Calculating Salaries For Stay-At-Home Moms

The whole concept of salaries for stay-at-home moms reveals both the classism in parenting culture and what we really think about poor people.

The whole concept of salaries for stay-at-home moms reveals both the classism in parenting culture and what we really think about poor people.

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How To Talk To Kids About Abortion

Talk to kids about abortion as one possible outcome of pregnancy.

Talk to kids about abortion as one possible outcome of pregnancy. Share reasons people might terminate their pregnancies and why choice is important.

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Becoming A Mother Helped Me To Forgive My Own

Because like my mother, I’m not perfect. I’m just not that type of mom.

I didn’t see similarities between my mother and I until years later, after I became a mother. The constant conflict hid how my mother and I are alike.

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11 Mother's Day Cards We Should Be Getting From Our Kids 

Wouldn’t it be nice to get Mother's Day cards from your kids that showed they actually get you?

Wouldn’t it be nice to get Mother's Day cards from your kids that showed they actually get you? A cards and 15 pounds of good chocolate should about do it.

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The Power Of Building A Parenting Network

Your parenting network belongs to you.

Your parenting network belongs to you. Only you know what type of values you want to teach, and what type of support you want to receive.

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Shingles Taught Me A New Level Of Self-Care 

“What?! You’re way too young to have shingles!”

So I tell my boss that I probably have shingles and she’s like, “What?! You’re way too young to have shingles!” and I say, “Thank you!"

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I'll Admit It, I Live For Nap Time

I’ll sing it from the rooftops and admit the one thing that many moms might feel ashamed to say out loud: I live for nap time.

Yes, I said it. I’ll sing it from the rooftops and admit the one thing that many moms might feel ashamed to say out loud: I live for nap time.

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