Category: Parenting

I’m Sorry, Mrs. Anderson

I have an apology I need to make. I have needed to make this apology for half of my life. I’ve tried to find the person I needed to apologize to on Facebook, but finding someone named “Abby Anderson” on

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How To Lose Your Kids

My small children escaped yesterday and, for 5 minutes, I held the title of “World’s Worst Mom”. (After 5 minutes, a drunk mother somewhere forgot to feed her children dinner and then locked them in a closet so the title

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I’ve Been Treated Like a Dummy Because I Don’t Want to Give My Kids Unnecessary Antibiotics

It was the spring of 2013 and my husband, Chris, and I were at Urgent Care with our 1 year-old daughter. She had started screaming inexplicably a little while earlier at a restaurant. Turns out, she had an ear infection.

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From Caca… to Fleming… to Edison

Our one year-old has been waking up covered in caca lately. I don’t know what the problem with his plumbing is, but the last few mornings have been full of poop wake up calls. (I’m sure when he gets older

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He Who Must Not Be Named

So… my two year-old daughter, Lainey, is having a princess dress up/tea party luncheon tomorrow… and who does she want to be, but Mulan. I asked the person who works at Party City if they have a Mulan costume and

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Relax, Mama Bear!

Early October… My husband calls me a “stress case”. I can think of something no human being has ever worried about before and have an anxiety attack over it. I’m having one about remembering to pick up items for Devin’s

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Stop Thinking Women With More Than One or Two Children Are Dummies (Because Who In Their Right Mind Would Get Knocked Up That Many Times???)

A few weeks after giving birth to my fourth child, I was at the grocery store with all my kids. A woman came up to me and slowly looked from child to child, then said, “Are these¬†all yours?” I was

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What I Always Wanted…

I didn’t believe it would ever happen. I dreamed about it… and wanted it… and sometimes I thought I could reach out and touch it, but nothing was there. It never materialized. Until now.¬† My husband brought home the final

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I Never Wanted to Be a Parent, But Can’t Help Hoping For Babies For My Friends

Please don’t be offended and please read to the end before you get upset with me! I know not everyone wants kids. I never thought I wanted them, either. Never, never, NEVER! I couldn’t imagine anything more tedious than taking

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This Is A Freaking Hard Job!

“I’m a failure and I can’t do this and I’m having a meltdown. I have no identity! I just want a clean house for 5 seconds and to work on my snowboard apparel line and my blog. Do you know

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