Motherhood

9 mom swimsuit bodies — Which one are you?

9 mom swimsuit bodies — Which one are you?

Hey Mamas, it’s time to dig out that suit from the bottom of your drawer and show off what years of pregnancy and Nutella have tried to destroy. Oh, yes, it’s the parade of summer mom bodies. So sunscreen those cankles! Air out that muffin top! Clear-cut the crotch forrest! And maybe try to squeeze in a spinning class before heading to the pool, beach, river, lake or backyard sprinkler because you will be judged, oh yes, you will be…

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14 signs your children have gone feral

14 signs your children have gone feral

When I pictured my future children, they always looked like they belonged in a Hanna Andersson catalog — perfect hair, matching pajamas, not a speck of dirt on them.  But the more kids I had, the more unruly they seemed to get, banding together with a wild look in their eyes.  Sure, I tried to keep my “catalog children” dream alive, but at some point I realized it was hopeless. My children had turned feral. Here’s what to look for…

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The one place you need to visit before having kids…

The one place you need to visit before having kids…

Paris?  Rome?  The Mall of America?  No, those places will still be there for you when the kids are in college and you have plenty of time to wander around posting way too many pictures on Facebook. The only place you need to visit before having kids is inside yourself. You need to get to know YOU before bringing any other yous into the world.  People always talk about how hard it is to have children — the sleepless nights,…

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6 animal qualities I wish I had as a mom

6 animal qualities I wish I had as a mom

Being a mom requires a lot of special qualities.  Kindness, love, understanding, strength, courage and blah, blah, blah…  I get it.  We all get we’re supposed to act like Hallmark cards every day.  And I do try my best to embody the qualities that make raising healthy humans necessary, but sometimes I’d love it if I could borrow some qualities from the animal kingdom. 1.  The African Pyxie Frog can hibernate in a water soluble mucus sac for years. I…

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What’s in an email name?  Everything

What’s in an email name? Everything

Has this ever happened to you before?  Your kid wants a playdate with another kid in their class and you can’t find the school directory so you do the next best thing — sort through a group email trying to match the person you’re looking for with an email address that matches their personality. The problem is you don’t know this parent that well.  Maybe you just know the basics — like she’s a tall woman who laughs really loudly…

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Short shorts — The national debate

Short shorts — The national debate

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the short-shorts issue.  It seems like a problem we’ve all been wrestling with and there’s isn’t a great solution because it’s so difficult to find reasonably sized shorts for girls anywhere. And since I’m so completely out of the loop on what’s currently in the news, I missed the fact that last Friday when I wrote my short-shorts post, another mom blogger was already in the midst of a national news story about her…

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