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Packing and Parenting: Are Kids Safe In The House With Guns Around?

I found my dad’s gun when I was ten years old. I remember a few months before, him and my mother did a massive clean out of their closet and among platform shoes, tie- dye blouses and bell bottoms was unearthed an early Smith and Wesson shotgun. … More

I’ll Never Do That Again: Was Your First Pregnancy Your Last?

Pregnancy and delivery is definitely no joke. For me, pregnancy and delivery was one of the toughest things that I have ever experienced in my entire life. The change a woman’s body goes through to carry a child truly boggles the mind. Our bodies literally stretch to hold a growing infant and our uterus’ efface (soften and thin out) to make way for their delivery into the world.  It is a process that is beautifully complex and there’s nothing else in the world that I can think of that compares to it. Read on…… More

Which One Are You?: The Six Types Of Moms You Meet At School

So for all you new mothers whose children are just entering elementary school, or find yourself asking: “what’s the deal with these women?” here’s a list of six moms you will meet… More

The Power Of The Get-Along Shirt

When the same two kids go at it all day, every day, several times a day…well, that’s where I draw the line. Time for the get-along shirt!… More

I Caught My Son, Again, In The Act

I am not the “cool mom.” I am not going to put condoms in a jar and allow girls to come “hang out” with him in his room. … More

A Fresh Start For Spring!: 5 Tips For Carving Out Me Time Now

As a busy mother with a high-powered career, a hubby and a 19-month old baby, and a blog, I hardly have time for myself. This spring, I’ve promised myself that I will carve out–at least once a week–a little me time. Join me, mamas!… More

What About My Friends?: Stuck Between Motherhood and Friendships

I am blessed to have a solid group of friends and I love my daughter to pieces, but there are instances when it can be hard balancing motherhood and friendships…. More

Managing Monster-in-Laws: The Wrath of Mama Joyce

Monster-in-laws can be a handful. Everybody gets that…but you really have no control over what mama does…. More

Real Mom Realities: Balance, Who Needs It?!

I hate the B-word! This infatuation with balance has become a fad, second only to reality TV. So stop looking for balance! It doesn’t exist.
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