10 Tips for the New Work-at-Home Mom

Over the last ten years, my work has gradually shifted from “traditional,” as in outside of the home, to less-traditional: working from home most of the time. Though this change happened over time, it was a deliberate shift that I made. The work I have pursued not only can be done at home, but there is more flexibility to it: I often have the option for the specific time I spend on tasks. I can choose to work early morning (I don’t), during nap (usually), or at the end of…

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When Reality Moms Meet In Real Life

#RealityMoms is a place where writers like myself can share about being a mom: the good, the bad, the ugly, the funny, the practical…you name it, RealityMoms has covered it, or will in the future. I’ve had the privilege of writing for the site since it launched, and through that experience have “met” some great women. Want to know a RealityMoms secret? We have an awesome Facebook Group especially for the writers and through that space, we get to “know” each other a bit. (Sorry, you won’t be able to…

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Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Visit to the Zoo

Going to the zoo can be a great way to spend the day as a family. There is so much to see and talk about, and great memories can be made. However, like most family outings, there is also the potential for the trip not to turn out how you had imagined. Having taken our kids to the zoo several times, we’ve figured out a few tips and ideas to make the most of your zoo trip. Making the most of your visit to the zoo Wear good shoes. All…

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It’s Time for School Registration: Mom is Ready for Kindergarten

My son starts Kindergarten this fall. In the words of Chandler Bing, “Could I BE any more excited?!” I am SO excited. I understand that having your child start kindergarten is hard for many parents. But for me it’s not. And I am definitely uncertain about if this is the “best” choice for him, because he’s a summer baby and a boy, but guess what? I’m still really excited for him to be going to kindergarten. In fact, when I heard my son’s kindergarten day is just shy of five…

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How to Grocery Shop with Kids without Losing your Mind

Grocery shopping with kids seems to be one of the quickest ways to cause stress and create chaos for everyone involved. However, with a bit of planning (and some luck), you can understand how to grocery shop with kids without losing your mind. Make a list. Try to organize it by the sections in your store. Highlight the essentials (You’ll see why this is important later). Don’t bring your kids. Since you probably have to bring your kids, pick a time where the stars align: your kids are well-rested, well-fed, and…

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