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A Sneak Peak at #RealityMoms 2017

How was your year? I often wonder what happened in others’ lives when I see or hear them say “I’m so glad this year is over.” Personally, 2016 was the best and worst year I have ever had but honestly? I don’t have any desire to go back to what has been–because it’s not my #Reality anymore. It’s history and in order for history not to repeat itself, you have to be willing to change the future, right? I’d rather look forward, and give you a sneak peak at what…

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Am I the Worst Mom in the World?

Why is this the hardest job in the world?  Why does being a mom come with the intense feeling of failure when you really honestly try to do the very best you can with what you’ve got?  Why do we constantly compare ourselves to others so much that our children pick up on it? I know. I ate a whole box of “why me?” this morning and there is just no room for that in my life.  But I just spent the last 30 minutes bawling my eyes out and…

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Money Management 101 for College Kids

Of all the things I wish they taught in school, I wish there were a better understanding of budgeting and debt. I graduated high school with a ton of bad advice on establishing a credit rating and almost no concept of financial planning beyond “How to Operate a Savings Account.” At the age of 19, living on my own and working to pay bills, I had to take a crash course in money management 101—the hard way. In some ways I was lucky! I had to figure out how to…

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What’s Better than a Summer Road Trip?

Joan Chand-Oiseau from MaddWorld.ca spends the summer road-tripping with her kids.  She says that her essentials include: Audio books! Lots of food and LOTS of water. Of course coloring and electronics. And some kind of road trip game like a scavenger hunt list of things they should look for along the way. We also like to pick one tourist destination along the way that we can all look forward to and stop, stretch, and get our wiggles out on the long drives. Joan shared a #RealityMom moment as she and her…

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