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10 THINGS I LEARNED AFTER A DAY WITHOUT MY PHONE

I woke up Sunday as if it were any other day, in a whirr of excitement to get ready for church. For some reason I’m just not a morning person, so I wake up with just enough time to shower, get little E ready after he eats and head out the door.

While waiting for church to start, I was talking with Trevor and his sister. She started talking about how her smart phone is so distracting. She’s constantly looking at it and was even thinking of switching to a flip phone.

Queue my…

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Added by Kristen Duncan on April 19, 2016 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Our Night Time Routine

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Momma’s bedtime is a word that use to make me cringe. Even thinking about it being late at night just turns my mood sour. So many issues arise with it, kids not wanting to sleep, waking up too…

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Added by Kristen Duncan on April 19, 2016 at 8:26pm — No Comments

What Are the Benefits of Maternity Pillow?

Benefits of Maternity Pillow

Maternity Pillow – What is it and What are its benefits?

Back pain is very common among pregnant women. Weight gain combined with changes in proportion to the body increases the risk of back pain, the pregnancy pillow…

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Added by Sarika Nair on March 19, 2016 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Parenting Standards… Lowered. | Anna Lane on MomCave LIVE

Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,

Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.

I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

Why I Hope My Daughter Experiences Playing on a TEAM

I spent my entire childhood surrounded by impressive young women. I spent long bus rides with them. Laughed with them, ran with them, and cried with them. This week the gym I grew up playing in got torn down. Well, the whole school is getting torn down, but I could really care less about that. I mean, I'm happy the kids of that town are getting a new school. It was falling apart when I was there 10 years ago, definitely necessary. Yet, something about that filthy old gym getting torn down…

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Added by Brittany Burbank on March 14, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments

A Mom's Musings

Welcome to my life. Well, I should say a part of my life. I’ve been thinking about blogging and because I love to write and I have a few interests in certain areas, I decided to put it all together and start a blog. Where’s the drum roll? So if you’re a mom, you know exactly what somedays look like. For example, have you ever looked around the house and asked yourself “Good gosh, what the heck did I even do today?” But really, you did a lot there just isn’t much to show for it! Been there,…

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Added by Vanessa Gravelle on March 11, 2016 at 2:48pm — No Comments

The ones who stole my heart

originally posted on Tryallmama.com

"YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW HOW DEEP YOUR LOVE IS UNTIL YOU MEET THE ONES WHO YOU WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR"

    I will admit I never…

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Added by Tasha Giacometto on March 6, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Why I put oil in my coffee & how I lost 35 pounds

This morning I brewed my coffee and then poured it in the blender with a tablespoon of organic fair trade extra virgin coconut oil. 

"Making your oil slick again, eh?" my husband commented.

If someone had told me a year ago that I'd be drinking coffee with no sugar or half n half, I would've scoffed at…

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Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Driving Anxiety 101 – Thirteen years in the making.

First Step: Experience a traumatic event in which you feel you have no control.

When I turned thirty, my world shrunk drastically. I took a road trip with my three year old from North Florida to the Appalachian mountains in my 15 year old crappy Toyota van to visit another single mom friend. We never made it to the mountains. Instead, the van’s electrical…

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Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:39am — No Comments

Gunfire, Graffiti, & Baseball Games: Why this mama loves her neighborhood

Informative graffiti along our neighborhood bike trail, complete with suspicious bullet-like hole at top of sign.
Photo credit: Vikki Earley

In every town, there is a sector known as the "wrong-side-of-the-tracks," the area that all the local kids are warned never to go into, lest a fate worse than death befall them. In our small Southern community, the…

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Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

My Love-Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding (on demand)

O.K., I admit it, sometimes I HATE breastfeeding. There, I said it. At three a.m. when I am awakened for the third time by my sweet eleven month old nuzzling up against my shirt and crying, I have to say that I have bottle-feeding baby envy. I want nothing more than to hand my baby over to my soundly…

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Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:13am — No Comments

3 Things to Remember as a Sleep Deprived Mom



Cries echo loudly off the dark walls.

As the world snores, I stumble out of bed, sleep clouding my eyes. After a diaper change and an hour of nursing, I'm certain that I'll be able to get a little more sleep. It's in that instant that my 10-month-old…

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Added by Savannah Noe on February 12, 2016 at 2:23am — 1 Comment

What Moms REALLY want for Valentine’s Day

Husbands/partners/boyfriends of the world… We’ve got the skinny on what moms really want for Valentine’s Day. Hint: It’s not flowers, or chocolate, or a stupid stuffed bear from CVS.

On this week’s episode of MomCave LIVE, our guest is Heather Brooker, the host of Motherhood in Hollywood, about what moms really…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 11, 2016 at 2:20pm — No Comments

From the Mouths of Nurses: CHILDBIRTH 101

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Childbirth is this big black hole of unknown to an expecting Mom. You can read books, seek advice from women who have experienced it, and prepare in every way possible. Yet, no one can actually tell you what is going to happen in there. It's a crap shoot.

For me personally, this created some anxiety for me 1st pregnancy. I…

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Added by Brittany Burbank on February 8, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Runaway

She puts the kids on the school bus then runs away from home.

…my husband is calmly eating a piece of french toast at the table……

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Added by Dusty House (Angeline Duran) on February 4, 2016 at 1:07am — No Comments

5 Tips to Recharge as a Mom



It's no secret that being a mom can get exhausting- I literally live at the beck-and-call of a little boy not even a year old. As with anything, some weeks are better than others. And for me, this week has been one only survivable by the massive amounts of… Continue

Added by Savannah Noe on February 3, 2016 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

Diaper Bag Essentials



Baby day is getting closer and closer. We are only a couple of weeks away and he pretty much could make his entrance into the world anytime now. My hospital bag is packed, baby's bag is packed, and now I'm turning my attention to my diaper bag. I'm so used to packing for a two-year old, I have to retrain my brain for packing for a newborn....they need so much stuff! I'm…

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Added by Ashley Sieker on February 2, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Learning Disabilities

I am a chatter box. I have a lot of conversations, in my travels through my daily day. I have, at times, heard a lot of misinformation about learning disabilities. So I'm going to give every one some super BASIC info on learning disabilities. Knowledge is power man. That way you don't look like a ding dong when you are stating something at a wine and cheese party.

AUTISM…

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Added by Brittany Burbank on January 25, 2016 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Baby Stuff We Loved So Much We're Using It Again

Since I'm about to have this baby, and I'm not really able to do many projects, I thought I'd do a little post of my favorite baby things that we really, really used the first time around and that we plan to use again with baby number two. There is so much baby stuff out there these days, and we found some of it unnecessary. I'm focusing this list on mainly newborn baby needs. It's funny to see all the lists of what you need for baby on different sites, because every baby is so…

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Added by Ashley Sieker on January 21, 2016 at 12:11pm — No Comments

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