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The Lies All Moms Tell Themselves on The First Day Back to School

Honesty is the best policy—unless you’re trying to comfort yourself amidst the madness of back-to-school. Moms are the worst offenders because we’ll assure ourselves of pretty much anything in order to check something off of our To Do Lists. We are the planet’s biggest optimists until the first day of school is actually happening, because […]

Parenting

21 Things I Definitely Do Not Recall Putting in My Purse

Graduating from functional diaper bags to their way-cuter cousin the handbag has a way of making moms feel like they’ve successfully leveled-up in parenting. You can finally step up style-wise, getting around with the bare necessities in something fashionable instead of a fugly, many-pocketed beast bursting with sherpa-level just-in-casies. You think you’re finally free, finally […]

Parenting

The Ten Moms You’ll Meet at School This Year

It’s that time of year again. School is in session, fall is on the horizon, and a crisp sense of possibility permeates the air. It’s not just the scent of pumpkin spice and school supplies—it’s the promise of new opportunity. There are new teachers and new classmates. New rules, and, yes, new moms you’ll encounter […]

Parenting

The Five Stages of Getting Through the Last Month of School

You may have noticed recently that your emotional wellbeing is a bit tumultuous. You’re ready to change the locks while the kids are outside one minute, and get weepy while watching them eating cereal the next. Simply look at the calendar and you’re understand why this is completely normal behavior: it’s the last month of […]

Parenting

21 Things That Happen Once You Put a Kid to Bed

The day is over. The moon is hanging in an inky sky. Adorable yawns stretch sweet lips and rumpled pajamas have been on for a while now. It is time for the little ones to go to sleep. You take their hands and lead a parade to their bedrooms. One by one you go through […]

Parenting

Women’s History Month: Meet Rose McInerney

March is National Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions women have made to society. For an entire thirty-one days, we highlight and salute women who are making strides and shattering norms. This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at some everyday moms who inspire us. They are truly powerful, […]

Parenting

Parenthood Has Made Me a Total Hypocrite

I’ll never forget the smug look on my husband’s face the first time I slung a cuss fit in front of our firstborn. I spent my entire pregnancy worrying that my husband would slip up and utter unsavory words and phrases in front of our children, thus scarring them for life. He rolled his eyes […]

Preschoolers

25 Things My Three-Year-Old Will Actually Eat

If you have young children, you quickly realize that your little angels are finicky bastards when it comes to food, especially during the toddler years. While you try your damndest to pack them full of vitamins and nutrients, they’re busy trying to squirrel away poison and other inedibles in their chubby cheeks. Here’s a rundown […]

Parenting

I’m A Neat Freak, Raising A Pack Rat Who Loves Clutter

Clutter has always caused me anxiety. My daughter’s bedroom falls somewhere between overstocked flea market and overstuffed dumpster. Walking in there for any reason nearly causes me to breakout in hives. She lives the life of a pack rat, and she lives it well. Her bed is more of a nest, constructed with every blanket, […]

Parenting

Must-Haves For Moms Everywhere – How Moms Make It Work

There are must-haves for moms everywhere. As moms, multitasking is not a talent, it’s our new normal. Alongside being omnipresent and all-round magicians. So how do we do it? How do we succeed at a task that seems impossible? Time and again pull off the feat that faces insurmountable odds? It’s magic of course! And […]