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The Ultimate Guide on How to Fly with Toddlers When They Outnumber You

Sun Dec 23 2018

Remember, it’s just one day. It does not define your parenthood. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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My Biggest Birthday Party Success Was Also My Biggest Failure

Fri Nov 30 2018

This was going to be the best birthday ever. Turns out, one should never even think those words. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Irreverent Instructions for Making Bird Seed Ornaments

Fri Nov 16 2018

As a parent, I both love and loathe doing crafts with my children. I want them to make stuff. I just don’t have anywhere left to put the stuff they make, and my kids don’t want to get rid of anything, ever. This conundrum was solved with the Birdseed Ornament we made with our moms year after year. View at only-mama »

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The Cry Valve

Thu Oct 25 2018

There’s a mechanism in your throat I call the cry-valve. It’s that thing that swells and chokes your words even when you’ve successfully convinced your eyes not to release tears. I don’t know about you, but mine broke back in pregnancy and has never formed a tight seal ever since. Read more »

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7 Tips to Teach Kids About Gender Equality

Sun Oct 21 2018

I’m historically awkward when it comes to large and important discussions on character development. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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7 Things Your Kids Say You’re Getting Wrong About YouTube

Tue Sep 25 2018

My kids rarely watch TV. They get their entertainment from YouTube, and they aren’t the only ones. Dubbed The YouTube Generation, one estimate puts them in league with over one hundred trillion other young people who feel the same way. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Parenting Styles: Have I Overdone the Internet Safety Lectures?

Mon Aug 27 2018

We have all read the horrific stories of cyber-bullying, and it would destroy me to watch either of my kids being harassed online, or in real life for that matter. We talk about internet safety often—perhaps too much, it turned out. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Mama, Mama, Only Mama! Lara Lillibridge Discusses Book 2

Tue Jul 31 2018

Being a single mother means finding out you are stronger than you ever knew was possible. View at thedebutanteball »

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Why We Need Darkness in YA Literature

Thu Jul 05 2018

I buy books for my sons. I read reviews and get recommendations and thrust books into their hands and walk away. I don’t generally pre-read the books before I give them to the boys. When I do read them, I'm often surprised. View at only-mama »

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My Son is Starting High School as a 12-Year-Old and I’m Not Scared at All

Mon Jul 02 2018

OK, maybe I’m a little scared, I can’t lie. But overall, I’m a lot more comfortable with the idea than I ever imagined I would be. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Special Very Exciting Announcement

Sun Jun 24 2018

My next big thing. You don't want to miss it. It's so awesome I grew 3 pimples in celebration. View at only-mama »

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In Which My Cat Longs to Become a Feline Who Lunches

Mon Jun 11 2018

My cat has recently decided he wants to partake in daily lunch. Said cat is seven years old, and heretofore has never eaten lunch. I am uncertain who even informed him about the existence of lunch since he’s an indoor cat. Read more »

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