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When My Toddler Makes Me Angry

I’ve been slowly figuring out how to navigate this intense and, sometimes scary, emotion. This is what works for me.

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As a Single Mom, I Felt like a Failure. Then I Missed My Flight Home.

“Because of my trip, my so-called selfishness, I was the one who failed. I was sick with guilt.”

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It’s Okay to Be an Okay Mom

“I give my all to everything, every day. Even when it means that my ‘all’ is making breakfast for dinner three nights in a row and missing a work deadline.”

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When Motherhood Isn’t a Fairytale

“Looking back now, I know I had a postpartum. But I didn’t realize it then. I just thought this is what motherhood is. None of the moms I knew talked about this stuff. And I felt ashamed that I was having these feelings.”

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Morning Coffee with a Side of Mom Guilt

“Despite the fact that my coffee was already brewing, and I had a lot to do, I remained in bed pulling the covers over my head, stuck in my own head, feeling tremendous amounts of mom guilt.”

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5 Things Every Special Needs Parent Should Hear

“Here are some gems of advice that I have received from others who have walked this path alongside me, before me, and some of my own.”

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5 Ways to Support Your Little Perfectionist

“Here’s what you can do if you notice a child struggling with perfectionism or their own inner-critic.”

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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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Understanding Miscarriages: 7 Questions Answered by a Doctor

“The keys here are remembering that you are not alone in experiencing miscarriage, and that is normal and healthy to grieve your loss.”

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Are You Going through the Motions or Living Your Life?

“At some point, I lost a bit of myself along the way of raising my children. I let go of my passions and only focused on what made my children happy. And the funny thing is, I didn’t even know it.”

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The Guilt of Being an Older Mom of a Single Child

“Not being able to give my son a sibling is the one thing I feel most guilty about. But one day I will tell my son about how he was conceived and how we tried to give him a sibling.”

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Hey Moms, You Do Not Have to Enjoy Every Moment

“You can love it and hate it, you can not wait to get out of the toddler phase, and miss it when it’s gone, you can want to kill your kids and love them so much that you would die for them. You can feel all of these feelings and it’s all okay.”

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12 Calming Things to Tell Yourself (Before You Totally Lose It!)

Enough with the mom guilt. This is what you need to be telling yourself every day.

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Woman Explains Why Parents Are so Stressed & We Totally Agree

The work-life balance of parents is off kilter and this viral Facebook post explains why.

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Can You Love Yourself into Being a Better Parent?

“My temper rose. Upstairs, she started to throw things and open the door. Finally, I lost it. I went upstairs, shaking with frustration and feeling helpless.”

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How to Survive Postpartum as a Newly Single Mom

“I gave birth 12 days after I walked out of the courthouse with my divorce papers in hand. I arrived at my mom’s house from the hospital a week later, carrying my newborn who was burrito-swaddled in a football-printed blanket. Here’s how I survived.”

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Pop-Tarts Are Now in the Freezer Section, Courtesy of Good Humor

Now you can eat an ice creamy version of cinnamon Pop-Tarts!

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The Surprisingly Dark History of Baby Food

“Contrary to popular belief, kids are not born picky eaters. The more we focus on training their palates to accept a variety of flavors, the more kids can learn to enjoy bitter, tangy, earthy and savory foods that ease their transition to table foods and family meals.”

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Now You Can Enjoy the Flavor of Starburst In Yogurt Form

Your breakfast is about to get a whole lot sweeter with these new yogurt flavors.

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The Very Real State of Stay-at-Home Mom Guilt

“As a stay at home mom, I am lonely, anxious, and well…bored. The daily anxiety of needing to do more, contribute more, and feel important fills my mind.”

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Why You Need a Mom Break and How to Take One

“Remember mama, you are a vital part of your family. You’re more than just a worker, you are a life-giver and source of inspiration. So treat yourself and give yourself a break.”

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How to Maintain Balance as Mom (Minus the Mom Guilt)

Photo: Kate Haus Photography
Balance. Mom guilt. Presence. Self-care.
I love these buzzwords that get tossed around and overused when it comes to advice and stories about motherhood. For a lot of moms, it is hard to have “balance” or…

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The 3 Habits All Parents Need to Master

By setting an example now and forming these essential habits that they can emulate, you will be doing more for them than any picturesque “Leave It To Beaver” lifestyle ever could.

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Dear Employer, I Forgot to Mention That I Am Pregnant

I felt so dishonest like I was lying by omission, but I wanted this job badly, but I was running out of time—I was about to start on a job when I was in my third trimester, and my boss had no clue.

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The Truth About Parenting a Child with Severe Anxiety

“I am not a helicopter mom by choice.”

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Dear Working Moms: I Now Understand

I had no idea the amount of effort it took to be a working parent until I had my little one in 2015 and my plans to be a fantastic teacher while being a fantastic parent, went up in flames.

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Pregnancy Cravings? Sam’s Club Has the Perfect Pickle Solution

Here’s the pickle fix you’ve been waiting for.

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The Surprising Thing That Happened When I Enforced Summer Screen Time Rules

The screen time recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics are pretty limiting, but this surprising suggestion worked to help reduce our iPad and television time, successfully.

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My Kid Has a Great Life: So Why is He Depressed?

How to recognize the signs of depression in your kids and how you can help them.

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Work/Life Balance Is a Myth. This Is What We Should Be Talking About Instead

There is a misconception in the corporate world that “balance” exists, and our lives would be better if we could just achieve it. I’m here to tell you that concept is a myth.

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I’m a Mom with Attention Deficit Disorder & Every Day Is an Adventure

“Suddenly, it made sense why things felt so hard! Motherhood changed.”

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Saying Sorry Is Hard—Especially When You’re a Parent

“My kids told my wife that they don’t see the point in apologizing to me, because I don’t listen. This was hard for me to hear.”

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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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