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Being Pregnant Sucks…But I Want Another Baby

Pregnancy is nothing like commercials suggest, with moms caressing their perfectly rounded-bellies with a look of content and utter joy. No hemorrhoids or stretch marks, or persistent nausea. Maybe that’s why it took me until my second pregnancy to admit that baking a baby for nine months is anything but bliss. Being pregnant sucks! It’s the memories of my two past pregnancies that are holding me back from having a third (much wanted) baby. Every time I begin to contemplate to start trying to have another baby these little reminders…

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#RealityMoms Military Mom Salute and New Baby Gift Guide!

Sometimes when you have a baby you have no idea what to get.  No idea who to believe with all the unsolicited advice. No clue where to start to set yourself up for a new baby life. So you hit up Facebook or Google it, right?  #RealityMoms and Real Mom Media have been producing gift guides since 2009 and this year is no different with our New Baby Gift Guide.  Each year we find the best products so you don’t have to and bring you the best of the best….

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Forget Report Cards: This Is What Really Matters

Report card day. For some parents it carries with it the feelings of pride and anticipation. For others it brings dread. It is the day that our children’s academic success is summed up in a single letter. A, B, C, D, F. Outstanding, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory. Commendable, Proficient, Basic. Above grade level, Grade level, Below grade level. Four times a year we see our children’s achievement in school formally assessed and scored in black and white. For all parents this can be difficult if we don’t see that grade that we…

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Not Everyone Appreciates Teachers (But You Should)

This week, social media has been full of all things promoting teacher appreciation. My Pinterest feed has so many wonderful and creative ideas to show a teacher just how thankful we are. There are pictures all over Facebook with the ideas different friends have carried out and want to show off that they are giving to their kid’s teachers. Teachers are the talented force leading our future. They absolutely should be appreciated. I speak from the heart because I have been a teacher for fourteen years. My school’s Parent-Teacher Association…

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Children Are Meant to be Unfinished

“And don’t forget you didn’t finish the laundry,” I yell defiantly. I watch the slim profile of my daughter stomp up the stairs, her dark ponytail swinging side to side. I can hear her breathing through her nose, in and out, in and out, like a bull about to charge. I watch as she turns the corner, out of my view. I brace myself, waiting for the door to slam, yet thankfully I hear a quiet click of metal on the wooden frame. I stand still, one hand clutching the…

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