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This #RealityMom or #RealityDad has graciously agreed to share her word baby with our site and we are eternally grateful.

I Know 13 is Weird

I know 13 is weird. I know some changes are happening at warp speed and some are taking their sweet time.

I Just Finished Her Baby Book

Fine, I'm not EXACTLY totally finished. There are slots in my daughter's baby book for photos that are sitting empty that need to be filled. I have to remember what she was given for...

Equality vs. Equity: Teaching My Boys the Difference

An innocent dinner exchange helped my kids learn about issues much more complex than chicken wings. Equality and equity.

The Magical Age When Parenting Gets Easier

I’ve asked myself countless times over my 15 years of parenting, “When the bleep is this going to get easier?”

The Ugly Reality of Parenthood

On any given day, I go through such a range of emotions when it comes to my children that it makes my head spin. Love, happiness, anger, elation, pride, discouragement, worry, and then some.

Grandma, You Are Everything: Thank You

Grandma, you are one of the smartest people I’ve ever known, putting you in the company of Oxford laureates. You were and are beautiful and brilliant.

Parental Empathy is Exhausting

I think that empathy helps make me a helpful, compassionate mother. But it’s also really freaking exhausting.

Dear Sleepless Mom: It Gets Easier

Dear Sleepless Mom: I get it. Some babies are hard. Mine was. But I'll tell you something. With time, it does get easier.

How to Screw Up Thanksgiving

My first Thanksgiving with my husband was an absolute disaster. And there was one lesson I learned: always have backup gravy.

Teaching our Children to Overcome Their Fears

“Noooooo,” my older son yelped as we got near the front of the ride, backing away.