Oh No!! It’s Time for Back To School!

Some moms really look forward to the time of year where the pencils hit the paper and kids with new school clothes and almost empty backpacks jump on shiny school buses to head back to school. We asked our favorite #RealityMoms which part of back to school they dread the most. Here’s what they said: Making the lunches! It’s time to make the lunches! (Dina Drew Duva, Mom Cave TV) Not having my kids around all day, because I love and cherish them every single moment HAHAHAHAHAHA JUST KIDDING, I…

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Back to School Survival Tips for the Work at Home Mom

It’s almost back to school season and for some of us parents, we know how exhausting it can be to get back into the school time daily routine again after a summer full of fun and family time. I’ve put a short list together of what has helped me personally to get my kids motivated and ‘back in the saddle’ when that fall school bell rings it weary toll. For most children and even parents, the hardest part is just getting out of bed every morning! Most of us are…

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No, the Second Kid Isn’t Easier than the First

You’ve seen the memes and advertisements. With the first kid, the mom is fussy and uncertain; by the second, they’re confident and together. But watching those advertisements or reading those little quips makes me want to throw something. My version would be the opposite—confident with a young toddler alone, ripping my hair out with both. I have definitely found having a second kid is much harder at times than the first one, at least in the beginning. There’s a bunch of shit you never really learned with the first kid Sure,…

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7 Ways to Be More Positive About Your Marriage Right Now

I rolled my eyes, bent over and snatched the terrycloth heap off the floor. His robe lay on the floor beside the bed exactly where he’d dropped it the night before. And there it would’ve stayed unless I picked it up. He’d already gone to work. “In addition to changing diapers, taking care of kids, and cooking the meals,” I thought, “he expects me to pick up after him, too?” Sound familiar? We (my husband and I) were weathering a stormy season in our marriage. We had young children; he…

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The Reason Grief Feels Eternal

Even though it’s been twenty-seven years since my firstborn’s arrival into this world, I remember how eternal those weeks following his birth were. Like many moms do, I swayed in the rocker at the foot of the crib we’d so lovingly adorned the nursery with. I twisted the dial on the bed chamber’s musical mobile and awaited its soothing melodies. I scheduled the routine, eight-week, post-surgical follow-up. And I cried. And I cried. And I cried. Leaving the hospital without the child I’d carried for nine long months was minuscule compared to…

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