#RealMomGiftGuide Back-to-School Mom Hacks

I know that back-to-school time is pure hell for some. I do have a few things up my sleeve ready for when all hell breaks loose and I need a “save me” product to put a smile on your kids’ faces. All of them. Including the dog & hubby. I mean face it…we #RealityMoms DO take care of EVERYONE, don’t we? #RealMomGiftGuide Back-to-School Mom Hacks Super-Me Backpacks Do you have a Super Hero on your hands? Are they headed to school/daycare? Do they need a little motivation? Well, the is…

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Please, Stop Asking “Are You Going Back To Work?”

After what felt like a short maternity leave with my son (or as we American women know it “short-term disability”), I went back to working in my office job. I was fortunate enough to be allowed to telecommute two days a week. Still, I spent lots of time in the car, shuttling my baby to daycare in the morning, then driving over an hour away to work. My son was in care all day until my husband would retrieve him on his way home from work and take him home via…

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The Reality Of Missing School And Chronic Absenteeism

For many of us school really just started – and not a moment too soon! I know you know exactly what I am talking about. That small celebration that goes on in your head after the school shopping is done and you cry a few tears after dropping them off for their first day back. FREEDOM. Even if just for a little while. Or maybe you are like me and you had one more quick trip, that was work related, but also meant a quick and fun vacation for the…

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REALITY MOMS PARTNER: Make Money For Your Schools

Let’s just face it.  Education is not cheap in any way shape or form!  Whether you have a kid in elementary school or college, parenting puts the strain on the pocketbook. I often wonder how I can truly help the school my son goes to without all those crazy fundraising programs they offer. One opportunity this back to school season is shopping and sharing box tops with the Box Tops for Education program.  I mean, we’re already spending money for our families why not take the time to save for…

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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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