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Take the Day Off from Being Chief Home Officer

“This isn’t a call for some grand gesture so much as it is an urging toward intentionally enjoying ourselves now and then for no other purpose than to bring happiness back into our parenting.”

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Losing & Finding Joy

“I hold tight to the fact that I know I’m not the only one. I am not alone in the challenge of mothering. I continue to remind myself that this is not forever. And It may take a little work, but if I look hard enough, I can always find the joy.”

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What Are Big Emotions?

“In my house, we call these things ‘Big Emotions’ where a kid is feeling strong emotions and they don’t know how to express them in a positive manner, so inevitably a tantrum ensues.”

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School Shootings & the Tipping Point for Teens Who Have Had Enough

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Teen activists may hold an answer to school shootings.
I say “may” and “an answer” because each shooting is different. There’s no one reason for them.

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There is a common denominator. It’s…

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Last-Minute Gifts Any New Mom Will Love

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and while some have already picked out that perfect present, others may still be wondering what to give the new mom in their lives.

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Poll Finds 1 in 4 Parents Have “Parenting Hangovers” After Holiday Parties

Raise your hand if you sip on some eggnog or a glass of wine at holiday parties this time of year. Well, you aren’t alone.

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LeBron James Says He Lets His Kids Drink Wine & the Internet Has Some Thoughts

LeBron James: “Put it on me though, don’t put it on mom. Put it on dad.”

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A Mom’s Guide to a Mother-Daughter Road Trips

Being a single mom is an all-day, everyday job. You don’t get a lot of breaks or time to not be a mom. One of the things that are really important to me as a mom is making sure that…

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How This Mom Got Sober with Help from Her Family

My brothers and I grew up in an alcoholic home. There was an underlying fear and anxiety, like an ever-present hum that permeated everything because we never knew which dad was going to walk through the door.
Would he be…

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To the Mom Doing a Fabulous Job

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I suck at this Mom thing.

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Or at least feel like I do.
And while my head knows it’s not true, my heart sends a different message.
No, I don’t want to go…

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Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Photo: Nicole Roder
I have a confession to make. I’ve never been completely happy with my appearance. What woman has? (Maybe Tootsie?)
“I’ve never been completely happy” is actually a mild way of putting it. I’m pretty hard on my…

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The Seven Milestones That Make Me Silently Swear

Photo: Emily Spence
Milestones. As a parent, you think about them, worry about them, and celebrate them.
For me, there are some that make me swear like a drunk sailor in my head:

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1. When…

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Natural Parenting; As Taught By a Cat

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So there’s natural parenting and then there’s Natural Parenting…. as in how they parent in nature.
A little while ago we became the proud grandparents to four kittens. Their birth was momentous, with mom-cat (Paws) having no clue what…

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Dear Women, You Don’t Need to Drink Alcohol in Order to Survive Motherhood

Photo: Jenny Jurica
When I had my first child 10 years ago, I got sucked into a “Stay-At-Home Mommy World” where our days were filled with playgroups, library storytimes and happy hours that involved drinking my face off.
<record scratch>…

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5 Types of Women Who Will Always Have a Place In My Tribe

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In the Land Of Mom a good friend is pure gold and the key to surviving parenthood. When you find your tribe, rejoice! These women will remind you what day it is, shuffle your kids around town, and…

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April 2015: The Month Breast Cancer Changed My Life

You spend your twenties, and every year before that, believing that you are invincible. That is until the year one of your best guy friends gets struck and killed by a drunk driver crossing the street and your friend loses his…

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A Visual Look at the Dreaded Mom Hangover

The splitting headache at 6 a.m. The bombardment of amplified sounds and lights before you can guzzle down your first cup of coffee. The whiff of a urine soaked diaper propelling you to the nearest bathroom to throw that coffee…

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Pow! Bam! Shazaam! Meet 11 Atlanta Power Moms

Who knew? Super Heroes! Right here in Atlanta! Read all about their amazing feats in this year’s round-up of Atlanta Power Moms.

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10 Ways Toddlers are Like Little Drunk Adults

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It happened again last night: my two-year-old fell asleep with a gargantuan holiday pinecone slayed across his lap, drool seeping down the side of his face, prostrate across the hardwood floor of the dining room.
“Oh, love,” I…

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A Mother’s New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year.
The time of year where everyone declares everything they will do better this year.

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The time of year when people decide they are going to “Get fit!” and “Eat less!”…

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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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Kid TV Isn’t Eating My Child’s Brain…It Is Eating MINE!

I have spent
NINE YEARS watching kids’ shows. They all have one thing in common…
They all suck.

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Without further adieu…here are the suckiest of the sucky…
Caillou
This little brat gets the number one…

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Man vs. Toddler – Why My Kid Wins Every Time

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I’m certain that there isn’t a concept more categorically hated than that of children in restaurants. Since becoming a parent, dining out with my best little pal has become, well, an annoyance. The number of times I get…

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These Drawings for Mom are Beyond Cute

Nothing says, “I love you, mommy” like a drawing. Check out these too-cute creations.

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Three Things To Know About A Disney Cruise

We recently embarked on an amazing adventure to Alaska on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship.  When planning our vacation, we wanted to go somewhere we did not have to take a long plane ride, where it would be different from…

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5 Reasons You’ll Love Season 2 of “Life in Pieces”

Meet Life in Pieces, the comedy that gets you as a parent. Season two of this hit show debuts October 27, 2016 on CBS at 9:30 p.m. and is full of relatable, heart-warming and downright funny moments.

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What Now? Christmas Day Delights in the District

Not sure what to do after all of the presents are unwrapped? Easy! Check out something from this curated list of things to do in the District on Christmas day.

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Watch: Hilarious Kids Doing the Harlem Shake

Just when you thought Gangnam Style was beginning to die off, another equally viral dance video crazy is sweeping the internet, this time in the form of crazy shaking. We’re talking about the Harlem Shake, and unless you’ve been living…

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