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Liar Liar: Can I Light Her Pants on Fire?

Seriously can we set our kids’ pants on fire? That’s something they would remember right? It would make them second guess lying again, right? It all started 2 weeks ago when I noticed someone was in my bedroom—BEFORE CHRISTMAS! With all the presents in my closet I lost my mind. (The big guy said I have to stop with losing my mind for New Year’s but since this is about things that happened pre-New Year’s, I think I’m good). I have four kids (one boy and three girls ages 13-16)….

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Last Minute Halloween? Slacker Mom’s Got You

Did you wait until the last minute to create your Halloween costume for this year? Forgot to get candy? Just too lazy to care? Don’t worry. #SlackerMom has you covered. This video originally appeared on MomCaveTV. It has been used with permission. Jennifer Weedon Palazzo is the creator/writer/and producer of Mom Cave TV, an online network of comedy shows for moms including Slummy Mummy, Double Leche, Blabbermom, and MomCave LIVE. She’s a working actress in NYC who has appeared in films, commercials, and some very off-off Broadway plays. When she’s…

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Communication is not Confrontation

This truth has been shared anonymously by a RealityMom. Not long ago I felt the need to have a conversation with a friend. I had been hurt by something she said. At the time of the incident, I responded in a way that suggested I was hurt by her words. Because we’ve been friends for several years, I thought (expected) that she would come and apologize, or at least mention what happened. If it were me, that’s what I would have done. But I’ve learned I can’t expect that people…

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What Not To Say to a Special Needs Mom

“What’s wrong with her?” “Why is she hitting her head?” “It’s not like she understands.” “I could never do what you do.” “Isn’t she too old to be carried?” “It takes a special mom to have a special child.” “She will grow out of it.” Benign phrases, really. Face value, they are not hurtful. They do not cause pain. They could even be said out of kindness. Here’s a hint: Don’t ever say them to a mom of a child who has special needs. Even if you are family. That…

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We Fight Our Battles Together

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. If I am being honest, my daughter came into this world pushing me away. She was independent from the moment she was born. Sure, she relied on me for food and a diaper change, but rarely for affection. I have always needed her more than she has needed me. She is an introspective person, born an old soul. She seems to take great pleasure telling me what she thinks I am doing wrong—constantly reminding me that we MUST be…

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