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Why Your Baby Poops

Remember when you had a baby and you started your obsession with poop? I know for me, I made fun of all the new moms who talked about poop as if it was a trip to the mall! When I became one of THOSE moms, I knew that a baby...

9 Ways to Save Your Summer Sanity

Good heavens. Are you seriously surviving your summer?! I decided to take the summer off (I mean, sort of.) I decided to bump down business and bump up motherhood. I came to the realization that my little has one year left before kindergarten and my oldest is close to the...

10 Reasons I Want to Punch the Bubble Guppies in the Throat

Let me start by saying that I hold no illusions about cartoons. I know they exist in alternate cartoon-universes and can bend all sorts of real world rules to do whatever they want to do. Because it’s not real life. That’s why Boots the Monkey can talk and SpongeBob Squarepants...

Frazzled Mom vs #TheRightSeat

We have all been there – been THAT mom. The one who is a frazzled mess, throwing bags, and blankets, and kids into the car in a rush to get somewhere. Realizing you forgot something, running back inside, running back out, and maybe even running in again. You come out...

3 Steps to Rock a Simple(ish) Summer Birthday Party

My son just turned four, which means I now have four birthday parties under my belt. Though I think of myself as someone who doesn’t go over-the-top and is sensible with money, a toddler birthday party get really big, really fast. We did a pool party each of the first...
potty training

Five Tips for Potty Training Success

You know the feeling you get when you are on a road trip with your family and your kids ask, “are we there yet?” for the billionth time? Well, that is basically the feeling you get when you are potty training a toddler. Potty Training is THE. WORST. I’ve been...

Daycare is Contagious and There is No Vaccine

From the outside, daycare looks like a smiling, happy group of children who spend the day playing and learning, holding hands and singing songs. Those of us who have spent time in the trenches know the real, seedy truth: daycare is a germ-infested environment that would horrify even hazmat-suit-wearing CDC...

Goldfish Swim School in Fort Washington #RealMomBigGIVE

Many MANY many MANY MANY years ago I was a lifeguard.  Why yes.  I was in charge of hundreds of people for over seven years of my younger me life.  I was in charge of their LIFE.  Their SAFETY.  Their ability to SURVIVE in water. Sounds kind of insane when...