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Parenting

Okay Fine, I’m the Messy Parent

You know how you see those posts on social media from moms sharing their house-cleaning woes? The ones where their husband’s dirty socks didn’t make it all the way to the hamper or where they leave their husband with the kids only to come home to paint on the dog and teetering dishes in the […]

Parenting

My Take on Gentle Parenting & How it Works for Us

I’m no hippie. I drive a gas-guzzler, let our children watch television, and definitely hit up the drive-through for nuggets when it’s been one of those days and a from-scratch organic dinner is just not happening. But since becoming a mom almost four years ago, I’ve realized that there is one camp of motherhood I’m […]

Food

Fresh and Simple Baked Stuffed Apples for Dessert

Apple picking is one of our favorite fall activities. The only trick to apple picking is using up all the apples when we come home because we tend to pick more than we need. We keep some for lunches and apple pie in a jar, and we always keep plenty on hand to make our favorite dessert, […]

Parenting

How I Finally Became a PTA Mom

I remember my first run-in with the PTA. I was a brand new mom to my first Kindergartener and I wanted her to get one of the coveted all day Kindergarten spots at the school. You see, there was only one all day class, and I wanted it. And, someone told me in a hushed […]

Parenting

A Free-Range F*ck You

“He’s at home today.” That was my response when the moms at our neighborhood pool asked where my almost 10-year-old was. I ignored their startled looks and wide eyed glances at each other from behind designer sunglasses as I directed my younger children into the water. “We’ll only be gone a few hours, and he’s […]