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Practicing Self Care Won't Keep Moms From Burning Out, So Stop Telling Them It Will

This article by AnnaMarie Houlis first appeared on Fairygodboss and has been republished with permission.


We're the first ones to tell you that we can all use some more self-care practices in our lives. 

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The Myth Of The 'Hot Mess' Mom

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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 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 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.

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

How To Talk To Kids About Abortion

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

Becoming A Mother Helped Me To Forgive My Own

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

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? A cards and 15 pounds of good chocolate should about do it.

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