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The Running of the Moms: Tips for Buying and Selling at Consignment

It’s time to sort through toys and clothes and tag them for upcoming consignment sales events. Ugh! I think I would rather clean toilets. The last couple of times I did this I said I wouldn’t do it again. It’s so much work. But then the dollar signs appear in my eyes as I imagine everything selling […]

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Gone to Vegas for a much-needed girls weekend…back in a few days. Have a great weekend!

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And the Turds Rained Down

Just when you think you are being a good mom…WHAM! The turds rain down. You might be familiar with my son’s previous poo escapades. (The Many Adventures of Charlie the Poo and I Think I May Have Channelled Poo). As of this weekend, I was rejoicing that my son (2.5) has turned the corner when […]

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Which Way to the Mompants?

I used to be put together. Now, I can often be found in a ponytail and what can only be called mompants. My mom uniform  is black drawstring pants from Target and a long-sleeved t-shirt. I didn’t even know I had a uniform, until I realized my last pair of black drawstring pants needed to be thrown out on account of smelliness. […]

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True Confession

Here it is. Are you ready? I secretly like one of my kids’ DVDs. I found myself listening to it alone in my car yesterday after I dropped my kids off. Isn’t that sad when I was about 20″ from that button I pay for called (((XM))). Most kid TV makes me want to scratch […]

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Invisible Work: Cleaning Is a Thankless Task

Do you ever fee like the work you do at home and with your kids is invisible? I do. It’s something I really struggle with. Work is supposed to have achievements, right? Well, what if you can’t see them?  I know my kids are happy and thriving. I need to remember to stop and appreciate the […]

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The Perfect Mom is a Unicorn

There is really no such thing as the perfect mom, just like there’s no such thing as a unicorn. Sure, you can take a horse and put a cone on its head, but it doesn’t make it a unicorn. When it comes to motherhood, there are varying degrees of this charade. Images and stories in […]

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#1 Rule of Sharing: Two Minutes

Here’s something I learned from another mom that works like a charm.  Two kids want the same toy. A fight ensues. You can diffuse the situation with the 2-minutes rule. All you do is ask one child to ask the other if they can have the toy in 2 minutes. Typically they agree and both […]

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Hey YOU! Back of the Line!

I think when you become a mother they should give you a note along with the birth certificate that tells you to go to the back of the line. One thing all moms have in common is that they instinctively put everyone and everything else first, and when they get around to it, they pee. As if you […]

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