#RealityMom Fourth of July Hacks

Independence Day is the quintessential American holiday. It’s the first “real” summer holiday after school ends. It’s a time to get out your barbecue and favorite summer drinks, spend some time on the deck with friends and family and top it off with lighting things on fire. How could it get any better? We asked #RealityMoms about their Fourth of July hacks: The Best Fourth of July Hacks For sparklers, we use a paper cup and stick the sparkler through a tiny hole we make in the bottom. The kids…

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What Do Men Really Want for Father’s Day?

With (the hell that was) Mother’s Day still fresh in my mind and Father’s Day looming, I began to wonder what my husband wanted for Father’s Day. Our situation is a bit different, in that this is our second marriage and we both have kids from the previous marriage. So Mother’s/Father’s Day is a little hard for us. Our boys are young so we need to ensure they are doing a little something for our exes (which gets into a whole discussion about what is “too much” for us to…

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The Reality of Military Motherhood

I often think about my parents before they had me and the life they lived when my older sister was little and the only crazy girl in the house.  I think about the realities my mother had to experience when my father was in the military. She had my older sister when my dad was deployed.  I can’t even imagine the fear she may have had that my dad just may not make it back. I’m so glad he did.  Because I wouldn’t be here today if he didn’t. The weekend…

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Memorial Day is NOT National Barbecue Day

Hot dogs and burgers on the grill, potato salad, and baked beans, cold drinks chilling in the cooler: just a few signs of a family barbecue in the works. Memorial Day is celebrated by many across America, with our family and friends getting together, eating our favorite picnic foods, throwing back a cold one and listening to some tunes and having a good ‘ol time. Without fail across social media, you’ll see images, like this one below, reminding us that Memorial Day is NOT National Barbecue Day. Well, I agree…

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Why Mother’s Day Stinks

I just don’t even know why I try anymore. All I hope for is a day that I’m the important one.  A day that my children want to actually BE with me.  A day where they get along—and so do my husband and I.  A day that makes my heart beat and my butterflies flutter.  Just one day out of an entire year to feel like I’m the most important person in the world. Some moms prefer to have the day alone.  Other moms prefer to go to the bathroom…

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