Why This Birthday is the Ultimate Test in DGAF'ing

Why This Birthday is the Ultimate Test in DGAF'ing

I am in the mid-life in-between where things are happening with our kids, and things are also happening with our parents, and we’re stuck straddling the two trying to manage the drastic swings in emotions and also be good parents and good children and good husbands and good wives to each other. 

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How to Explain Death To Your Child Without Religion

How to Explain Death To Your Child Without Religion

If you're not religious, it may feel like you've opened the door to a room that's filled with a bunch of questions and minimal answers. How do you begin to explain the concept of death to a young child? Fear not. You can talk to your child about death and not need to lean on religion in any way.

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How to Get Yourself Out of a Writing Funk

How to Get Yourself Out of a Writing Funk

When I decided to turn this little hobby blog into more of a real thing, I had no idea how much work was involved in writing, promoting, and maintain the blog. So it's no wonder that in the three short months of going full speed as a mom blogger, I would hit a wall. If you’re reading this and have found yourself in a writer’s funk as well, here’s a few ways I’ve been able to dig myself out it and get back to doing what I love.

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How To Deal With a Sick Kid As a Working Mom

How To Deal With a Sick Kid As a Working Mom

And because I’ve had three years of various daycare illnesses rage through our house, almost always unexpectedly, I’ve become an accidental pro at dealing with a sick kiddo and that working mom life. Here’s how I tend to handle it: 

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I Survived 4 Kids Birthday Parties in One Day (And You Could Too!)

I Survived 4 Kids Birthday Parties in One Day (And You Could Too!)

Statistically speaking more babies are born between April to September than any other time of the year, therefore leading to an onslaught of party invites both for baby showers and children's birthday parties. Add to that it is also historically wedding season. This is the season of socialization. This is the season of packed weekends with pending social engagements.

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This Stupid Easy Target Hack Could Save You Money!

This Stupid Easy Target Hack Could Save You Money!

It’s a well known joke amongst the mom squad that somehow getting out of Target with ONLY the one thing you intended to buy is like finding a leprechaun who is riding a unicorn who takes you to a pot of gold that is all yours to keep tax free.

If you want to save money shopping at Target, you have to be clear about one thing, and use one of two strategies.

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Please Don't Tell Me To Calm Down

Please Don't Tell Me To Calm Down

Last week my older brother texted me that he’d booked his vacation for next summer – I joked, “That’s only if we’re all still alive by then, hahaha!” I was only kind of joking. 

He wrote back, “Huh?” 

I wrote back, “You know…climate change horrors, nuclear war threats, civil war threats? Read any news lately?” 

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To My Baby On His First Birthday

To My Baby On His First Birthday

You were born after six intense hours of labor, and 45 minutes of“Oh-fuck-I’m-not-fucking-having-this-baby-in-the-fucking-car-goddamnit!” where your daddy thought for sure I was going to have you in the car. You were born 10 minutes after we got to the hospital in one push.

And you have maintained your all or nothing personality ever since.

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State-of-the-Blog

State-of-the-Blog

The simple act of writing this blog is a pretty white privileged suburban mom thing to do.  I’ve got it easy AF. Sure, the act of raising young children is certainly tiring and stressful at times, and being a working mom is also tiring and stressful. And I may not get to do all the things I want or need to do in any kind of satisfying or timely way. But it’s time I spoke my truth about something that up until now I’ve been cautious of admitting on this platform.  

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