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What I Did on That Horrible Parenting Day (When Poop Flew Everywhere!)

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All I want is a cup of coffee. Hot, dark coffee to start the day. But the baby is crying, the toddler is whining and, even though I’m doing my best, I still I can’t seem to make…

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Parental PopQuiz: What Would You Do?

Your child said a curse word, and it’s as shocking as it is adorable out of that little mouth. Do you…

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Dear Parents of Kids with That Dreaded Stomach Bug: I See You. I Salute You

“Every single time it happens you think, surely that’s it, right? This has to be over now!”

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Dad’s Facebook Post about Changing Tables in Men’s Rooms Goes Viral—& He’s Right

For men with babies, navigating the lack of changing tables can be an everyday challenge.

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This Robotic Bassinet Has Sparked a Massive Debate Among Parents

Not everyone agrees on the benefits of a robotic baby-rocker.

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Tweets of the week- 3.30.18

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week

Take a break from the craziness and read some of these hilarious tweets because we guarantee they’ll give you a laugh.

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3 Ways You Can Help Your Kid Land That First Job

There comes a time in many kids’ lives that they want to land their first “real” job. Maybe it’s because they want spending money or just don’t want to keep giving handmade gifts. Nevertheless, a teen landing their first job…

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10 Signs You’re the Mom of a Toddler (Sound Familiar?)

Motherhood is an exclusive tribe reserved for those women who dedicate their lives to caring for and raising another human being. Your entire world drastically changes the minute that baby is brought into your life, whether through childbirth, adoption, surrogacy,…

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5 Reasons You Should Have Three Kids

My children are little enigmas.

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They’re so ridiculously cute and sweet with their soft, smooth skin, big, bright eyes and gorgeous, baby-like voices.
They’re also demanding, exhausting and sometimes even downright disgusting.
One minute, they’ll…

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Why I Refuse to Buy My Child Twinkle Toes

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In the world of parenting there are long lists of “Things My Cild is Obsessed With That I Secretly Loathe.” In the two years I’ve been a mom the top ranking choices seem to be:
1. Calliou (need…

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10 Reasons Why Moms Make Great Hires

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Many of us have heard the adage, “Raising children is the hardest job.” And, as mothers, we know this to be true because we are doing it. Every day we are in the trenches with colicky babies, temperamental…

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The Demise of the Mom Car

I’ll be the first to admit, my car is never clean. That’s actually an understatement. We are about three french fries and an apple core away from requiring hazmat suits for travel. Why is it that every other facet of…

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The Mystery in My Dryer

Laundry is the herpes of household chores.

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No matter how you attack it, it never completely goes away.
What could possibly make it worse?
Let me tell you.

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What you…

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When the Moment Hits You: You and Your Spouse Are Separated

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My little girl was crying her lungs out last night, she was having growing pains. I ran to my medicine cabinet just to find one expired bottle of ibuprofen. It had been so long since I last needed…

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10 Things That Will Never Be The Same After Kids

After being a mom for nearly a decade, I’ve learned the hard way that Kids have a way of slowly destroying pretty much everything they touch. Their little grimy, sticky, greasy fingers are always getting into something and most of…

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6 Mom Tasks That are Worse Than Changing Dirty Diapers

When you first think about having kids, there are certain things that probably scare you. You probably fear the usual things like the lack of sleep, changing poopy diapers, projectile vomit, or just the fear of being responsible for another…

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Disgusting Things All Kids Do…Even Yours!

It’s a well-known fact that kids are absolutely disgusting. You know that kid you saw at church licking his own snow? Or the little boy at school that was scratching his butt? Yeah. Your very own, precious child probably does…

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10 Things I Used to Care About Before I Had Kids

I can barely remember now, but I think I really used to have it together. Before kids, you know? And now, four years into this whole child-rearing thing, a lot of the things that used to be important to me…

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The Safe House

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“Mommy, I’m safe,” she said, snuggling into my chest as we laid in bed, in that sweet interim between saying bedtime prayers and finally closing her eyes to sleep.
Where did that come from? I wonder, while reassuring…

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15 Repulsive Things Every Mom or Dad Has Done (Because #Parenting)

When you become a parent, you do so many disgusting things you never imagined —to the point where conversations about poop at the dinner table are never questioned. One day, you’ll stop changing diapers (and hopefully stop talking about poop). …

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Dream Big: 6 Inspired Crafts that Celebrate Roald Dahl

Get your littles in a Dahl state-of-mind with these awesome crafts inspired by his books.

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10 Truths About Babies That Can’t Be Denied

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Imagine holding a job that was insanely stressful and involved crazy hours for no pay. And you worked for an extremely demanding boss who routinely ordered you to perform disgusting tasks, like wiping their butt. 
That’s parenthood for you,…

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On Target and How I’m Parenting Through Controversial Issues

When abuse is your first memory, it colors who you are.
I was molested when I was a preschooler, and it has rippled through my life ever since. The “predator” was a 17-year-old kid who lived across the street. And…

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5 Things I’ve Learned 5 Years into Parenthood

***This post originally appeared in my Medium publication: HellJoy: How to Survive Parenting***
“My water just broke.”
My life stopped, started, and was forever redefined in the span of that simple little four-word sentence. Up until that moment, our son…

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Things I Swore I’d Never Do… Until I Became a Parent

I pretty much had it all together before I became a parent. The career, the social life, the travel and experiences. Everything was going along swimmingly. I knew who I was and what to expect.
And then my world was…

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5 Reasons You Should Have Three Kids

My children are little enigmas. 
They’re so ridiculously cute and sweet with their soft, smooth skin, big, bright eyes and gorgeous, baby-like voices. 

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They’re also demanding, exhausting and sometimes even downright disgusting. 
One minute, they’ll…

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A Teacher’s Clever Demonstration About Bullying is Going Viral

U.K. teacher, Rosie Dutton, demonstrated the emotional effects of bullying to her class earlier this week in a vey creative way. Her lesson includes nothing more than two apples, but it’s message so powerful, it is going viral on Facebook.…

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Your Insider’s Guide to the Newest En-Gross-Ing Exhibit in Town

From an animatronic nose that shows what causes sniffers to flow, to a towering Burp Man who sips from a three-foot soda can until he pops, we’ve got the inside scoop on the Pacific Science Center’s latest (and grossest) exhibit.

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What’s the Craziest Diet You’ve Ever Tried?

The start of the new year inevitably means trying to stick to that new year’s resolution of fitness and dieting so you can finally fit back into your pre-baby jeans. From liquid diets to only drinking slim fasts to the…

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