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Mental Load

Sharing the Mental Load

My husband and I are making a conscious effort to share the mental load. It’s not easy. I am by nature a planner, and my husband is not. It will take months if not years, but we are trying hard because the demands of our work/life schedule are growing.

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How to Get Head lice – and keep it!

When it’s all said and done, the truth is that lice is part of parenting.  Along with cleaning up vomit, helping them go to the bathroom, and the endless snot that enters your life upon having children, lice is another gross part of the journey.

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"Those Days" Home-school Survival Guide

“Those Days” Home-school Survival Guide

If you are like me, you have had “THOSE DAYS”. “Those days” are the days that the kids decide to see how long my patience will last. At every turn, I have a child who is distracted, bored or just plain tired. And speaking of tired, there are “those days” that I am just plain […]

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Mom why don't you like me

‘Mom? Why don’t you like me?’

No one told me that having children was sometimes like putting a mirror up in front of your own face. No one told me that I would see myself in the dramatic way she sighs and rolls her eyes. No one told me I would hear my own words, bitter and sarcastic, coming out of […]

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oh mom I get it now

Oh Mom, I Get IT Now

There are so many it(s) that I have left to experience.  I’m sure I will find the right time to use the phrase “life’s not fair” and I will understand why grand kids are better than my own kids.  But until then, if you see a cartoon-like light bulb above my head, don’t worry.  It’s just me […]

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