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Confessions from a Really Real Housewife, Stepmom & Baby Mama

{Photo credit: Jill Kari Photography} Mama Said In the beginning when I first got pregnant, as planned, on the first try, I thought I knew it all. I was clearly already on track for a perfect pregnancy to raise a perfect child and be my child’s perfect mother. I wrote in a journal about it everyday. […]

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Advice: Best Taken with a Grain of Salt

“To get your kids to enthusiastically clean, all you have to do is become Messy Monster,” I explained to my friend. “What is Messy Monster?” my intrigued mom-friend inquired. “You just proclaim to your kids that you’re Messy Monster while using a funny voice and you tell them that you loooove messes… when they clean, you […]

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Where You Invest Your Love: Valentine’s Tea

Truthfully, I had every intention to write about streamers and recipes and throwing the perfect Valentine’s party. And maybe another day I will. But for today, life feels all too fleeting. And my heart is stirring with this line from Mumford and Sons as I plan our fifth annual mother-daughter Valentine’s tea: “where you invest […]

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