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Valentine’s Day Survival Guide

Thu Feb 14 2019

Some tips for surviving Valentine’s Day when you are alone or in a less-than-ideal relationship. View at medium »

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Tiaras Are Wasted on the Young

Wed Feb 06 2019

I don’t want to be a bride. I just want to wear a tiara. View at only-mama »

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The Ripple Effect of the Shutdown on Single Parents

Fri Jan 25 2019

How many of the 800,000 federal workers are divorced and have children? View at medium »

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Fri Jan 18 2019

All the news that's fit to print and should probably be sent in a newsletter sooner or later. Read more »

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Stay at Home Parents Deserve Our Own Sticker Charts

Thu Jan 17 2019

As a Stay At Home Mother, I did the same tasks over and over and never felt as if I accomplished much of anything. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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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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