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What I Didn’t Understand About Being a Working Mom Before I Was One

It goes without saying that working mamas are absolute badasses, but there was a lot I didn’t realize until I became a working mom myself.

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The Real Reason Motherhood Is So Hard

The real reason being a mom today is so hard? The guilt and expectations of motherhood and womanhood are all-encompassing and exhausting.

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When All Else Fails—How to Keep a Cleaner Home

“Over the last year with lockdowns and restricting us to being at home all day long has only added to the workload in some cases but here’s my solution.”

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I’d Rather Work than Stay at Home with My Kids

“I promise I am not a monster. This makes me no less of a Mama to my two sweet boys. I just enjoy working—and I don’t enjoy hearing them scream.”

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Hilary Duff Stopped Doing This with Her Baby & It’s Okay

Fed is best and this is an important reminder to all.

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My Truth: I’m Not a Big Fan of Babies

“Are babies adorable, tiny miracles that smell like heaven? Sure, of course they are. But do I want one living in my home? Not particularly.”

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Here’s Why Every Mom Really Needs a Solo Vacation

“A real-live trip for more than one night away from the kids and by myself? How is that even possible?”

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Moms, We’ve Gotta Leave the Guilt Behind

The “mommy guilt” epidemic? It’s a real thing!

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How to Be a Super Mom—without Burning Out

If you want to know a few tips that will help you lessen the workload and prevent burnout, read on.

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Could Your Job Affect Your Kids’ Health? A New Study Examines Working Parenthood

Here’s why working parents should never have to feel guilty about following career dreams or providing for their family.

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Thanksgiving Spirit! 10 Things New Moms Are Grateful for This Year

For new moms, Thanksgiving is about a lot more than football and dessert. Here are 11 things to be grateful for.

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Calling All PTA Moms & Dads: THIS Is How You School Fundraise Like a Boss

Forget bake sales—this is the best school fundraising idea ever.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: August 17, 2018

Another batch of hilarious tweets, comin’ at you.

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This New Travel Site Lets You Buy Someone Else’s Vacation

Transfer Travel hopes to become the eBay for vacations.

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The 5 Most Important Things Every New Mom Should Know

Women need to build each other up and share some love along this journey called motherhood. When a woman becomes a mom, she needs support even more than she did the day before. Today’s society lends itself to self-judging and…

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29 Things Every Mom Can Immediately Relate To

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” –Henry Ward Beecher
You know you’re a Mom if:

Your attempt to teach your children fiscal responsibility and resourcefulness…

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Teen Takes Her Toddler Brother to School to Help Parents in a Pinch

This photo of a teen taking her little brother to school has gone viral for the sweetest reason.

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Why I’m Not Freaking out If My Kids Didn’t Learn This Summer (Because They Did)

Your kiddos probably learned way more this summer than you thought!

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Here’s How Many Calories You Burn Just Being a Mom

All that baby-lifting, toy-cleaning and stroller-pushing can burn some serious calories.

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Some Days as a Mom I Have to Remind Myself of These Things

Sometimes I think Moms have the market cornered on guilt.

When I was juggling being a mom with a demanding, around-the-clock job outside the home I felt guilty for not spending more time with my kids. And I felt guilty about all the things I just didn’t have the time or energy to do.

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The Best Words I Needed to Hear on the Worst Day

Photo: Campbell Photography
Yesterday was, well… a day. The morning started off great as they typically do, but by lunch time I could tell Charlotte was in need of a nap. Ava started not typically needing a nap every day,…

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All the Best Survival Tips for New (Overwhelmed) Moms

I’ve never been more informed about anything than I was about being pregnant. I read all the books, listened to all the podcasts, knew exactly what fruit the size of my baby was, and literally had stacks of index cards…

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Why This Mama Is Saying Yes to Girl Time

Mother Teresa is credited with one of my favorite touch stones:

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“To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.”
Makes sense, yes?
Then why do we Moms have such a…

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Go Ahead, Toss Your Kid’s Artwork (Trust Us!)

Photo: Less is More Organizing Services
Children’s artwork is one of the most common types of clutter for a busy parent to contend with. Not only does it just keep accumulating but since it is something that your child makes,…

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The Upside of Guilt and Letting Go

Photo: Kirby Preston
Guilt.
It plagues parents. We feel guilty for everything. Holding our babies too much, not holding them enough, letting them eat junk food, not letting them eat junk food, asking for help, accepting help and the list…

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To the Good Dads From a Single Mom

Photo: Stephanie Portell
Nobody ever mentions the single dads.
And they are out there.

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My kids have one.
They hardly mention the dads who became moms, or the dads who still sent their ex flowers…

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

Photo: Flickr
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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Why You Should Kiss Mom Guilt Goodbye

Do you feel like a bad mom? Did your kids eat ice cream for dinner and now you feel guilty over it? Or perhaps you did not give them a bath when they needed one, cue the guilt.
Maybe you…

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And when exactly do you want me to play with my kid?!

Face it: as moms, we feel the pressure of doing it all. Whether or not we work outside the home, we still try to pour 36 hours worth of responsibilities into a 24 hour day. And now we have to…

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Get App-y! Red Tricycle’s Picks From the Google Play Store

We scoured the Google Play store to come up with totally fun apps that encourage learning and imagination.

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Zipzicles: Homemade Frozen Pops

It seems like everyone is jumping on the juice bandwagon these days. Maybe you’ve got a great juicer to aid you in your morning routine, but for those of us relegated to mixing with a blender or food processor know…

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Super Secret Gluten Free Brownies

Here’s a brownie you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. You might, however, feel guilty when you have to fib to your kiddos when they ask what’s in them. These gluten free treats are made with black beans–equally fudgey …

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Trio of Reads

Whether you’re packing for vacation or assembling a beach bag to take the pool/lake/park, here’s a few fun summer reads for parents and minis alike. (And they’re all by local authors!)
The book: Hungry Monkey – A Food-loving Father’s Quest…

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The Mommy-cure

Editors Note: Mani + Nanny Closed in 2009
Been too busy playing “This Little Piggy” with your tot to notice that your own little piggies could use some TLC? Moms and dads no longer have to feel guilty about sneaking…

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