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Really loved this! My son is only 18 months so not really having conversations yet but it does ...more

Is My Daughter Gender Biased?

You may have heard of the Bechdel Test. It's a pop-culture phenomenon that measures gender bias in film, TV, etc....more
Lisa@Lifeblooming Haha, thanks. Definitely depressing, but in context it's sometimes okay. Ish.more

The Parenthood Disease - Advice Overload Syndrome

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E. R. Catalano Haha!  Elderly folk shouting random things at you is disturbing.more

Losing Yourself As A Mother

Do you believe you lose your yourself when you become a mother?  I've been asked that a few times and it made me angry... I made the decision to have my children, and I didn't lose a thing when I decided to devote myself to them!  In fact, I GAINED... in so many ways I cannot count them. This is where I insert the sappy part <I always knew people came into our lives for a reason but I never knew how much they could impact me and change me, until my girls were born>....more

Beginnings and ends

6:15 came too soon this morning. I was having some odd dream involving packing my kids' lunches with frozen ravens when the alarm went off, and my stomach rolled as soon as I remembered what day it was....more

5 Ways Running Makes Us Better Parents

Enjoy the ride. Although many people run for heart health, weight loss, or competition, others run because it’s fun. The endorphins pulsing through your blood leave you smiling. In parenting, it’s important to have those lighthearted and joyful moments. ...more
Sherry and Desi, Thank you for your encouraging comments! Erinmore

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Do as I say, not as I do...

I find myself saying that to my kids a lot. We all do. My mom even said it to me about a hundred years ago when I was a teenager.  Only back then, she was talking about smoking cigarettes. "Don't smoke" she'd tell me, as she puffed away. And I never did. But these days, what I'm talking about isn't smoking or drinking, it's about meeting people online. ...more
A Sassy Redhead I'd pay to see that, just to see the look on her face. Priceless.more

Mommy Needs a Time Out

 Have you ever had a day at work where things started well but suddenly went downhill fast? A day where you wanted to go home early or just couldn’t wait to escape? We all have those days, right? As a stay-at-home mom, when I have that type of day, I can’t leave early or escape. All I can do is wait for my husband to come home, and hope he had a good day so I can get a break. ...more

Five Classes I Wish Were Taught in College

It’s back to school time, and each year I feel the same way: overwhelmed, excited and overwhelmed. There is always a new schedule to learn, additional rules to follow, and more stuff to do.And the learning curve never seems to get any easier for me. Each year I spend hours trying to get registered on some school’s web site, accumulate supplies and clone myself so I can be on that conference call, at that school meeting and in the car pool — all at the same time.After a decade of parenting experience, you’d think I’d have it down by now. But I don’t. Not even close....more
I'd take the negotiation class. I would probably need a class in "How to get your children to ...more