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All Blog Posts Tagged 'parenthood' (96)

An Open Letter to All Expecting Mothers

At a baby shower I attended today, there was a little card on my plate that read, in squiggly, pink script, “Your Advice to the Mother-To-Be”.

You’d think that as a new mom and blogger on everything pregnancy and motherhood-related, I’d have mounds of advice to give… right? But I…

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Added by Johanna Riehm on October 4, 2016 at 7:40pm — No Comments

You know you are The Queen of Suburbia When Your Life Changes Over New Couches

Last Saturday my life changed.

No I did not get a promotion, we didn't move and Lord knows there is no pregnancy announcement coming.

Friends- we are getting new couches.

Those who know me already know that this is actually big news in our home.  Those microfiber monsters have been a real point of contention in my marriage for years.  You see when i was preggers with the twins I was a bit hormonally whacked and all over the place emotionally.…

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Added by kristin mccarthy on August 19, 2016 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Why I Look Forward to Baby Number Two

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Once you’ve had your first child, the second baby conversation starts to happen… often.

You think about timing, age difference, and things like “is our home big enough?” or “can we really handle two kids?”

But let’s be honest: now that the hard part is over, you just wonder how in the world you can go through the first six months all over again (lack of sleep and raw nipples especially), but, at the same time, you don’t think it’s humanly…

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Added by Johanna Riehm on July 26, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments

Letter to My Clingy, Cranky, Teething Child

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knew I shouldn’t have gotten used to the great night sleep, perfect, clockwork naps, and how amazing you were doing with independent play the past few months… I knew that.

But I did… I sort of took it all for granted. That’s how well you were doing!

Until, of course, that nasty molar popped in a few months early.

This week has been rough on Mommy, you know. Between your ravenous appetite (most days you almost eat…

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Added by Johanna Riehm on July 5, 2016 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Why I Wasn’t Ready To Be a Mom

We were out in New York City with friends when we decided we were ready.A packed bar downtown, the kind of place you forget. We’d both had way too many nights like this one: too many watered down vodka sodas, nights spent shoving through the crowd, competing for the bartender’s attention.

This wasn’t the scene for us anymore, it was easy to see.

I don’t remember…

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Added by Johanna Riehm on June 29, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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

When it rains, we bake!

Anyone feel the same!?!

Please go find some yummy healthy treats to make for you, family, and friends over at A Glimpse Into This Life!

Added by Ericka on January 7, 2016 at 12:42pm — No Comments

MILFs (Moms I’d Like to Friend) | Carey Reilly | MomCave LIVE Ep 50

On our next MomCave LIVE, meet Carey Reilly ofNotSoSkinnyMom.com as we talk MILFs… Moms I’d Like to FRIEND.

Finding mom friends is HARD. Sometimes it feels like high school all over again! Watch us LIVE on Thursday, November 12th at 1pm EST (see video below!) or you can always watch the replay later. We’ll have a giveaway from Hey Mama Teas.

Carey is a Comedian, TV Host and Yahoo Travel! Contributor. You’ve seen…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on November 21, 2015 at 8:01am — No Comments

Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude in our Families

With the holidays approaching and Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a great time to teach our children how to be thankful.  When I first became a parent, I thought my child would learn with ease how to not only say “thank you” but also be thankful.  Ahem…I have to say, it didn’t seem to come as easy as I thought it should.  When I began to hear myself repeating “Say, thank you” or “What do we say?” after someone would give my daughter a gift or do a nice act for her, I…

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Added by Jennifer Folz on November 13, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

Won't You Be Your Daughter's Best Cheerleader

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We were out for a Mommy-daughter day.  With three girls my husband and I try hard to spend one on one time with each of them as we can.  Today, was my day with my seven year old.  We ran some errands and had a nice lunch together.  Then, she was able to pick her last activity.  She wanted to go shopping for a new dress.  So, off to the store we went.…
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Added by Jennifer Folz on November 12, 2015 at 10:37am — No Comments

Top Four Things You Might Need To Lose Your Baby Weight (And it's not proper footwear and lose-fitting clothing.)

So, you've decided it's time to lose the baby weight. Fantastic! You're a rock star! You can totally do this! Being a mom though, you'll be needing a few things that your pre-baby self probably wouldn't think of, so here they are:



#4. A good sports bra. Sounds obvious, right? Well, sure, but the ta tas have had a serious makeover since you last stuffed them into a comfy cotton bra. And the culprit is gravity. It's not fun being hit in the face with a boob, or having them swing one… Continue

Added by Vickie Ceccato on October 16, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Science of Parenthood| Jessica Ziegler on MomCave LIVE

Who says parenthood fries your brain? On a new episode of MomCave LIVE, we talk about the Science of Parenthood with Jessica Ziegler. Jessica (along with her blog partner Norine Dworkin-McDaniel) is the mama behind the illustrated parenting blog, inspired by the madness of raising kids, which even science can’t understand.

We discuss some of science’s sillier theorems. Like……

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on October 16, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments

Life During Pregnancy As a Never Married - Single Mother !!

Being a single parent is not easy. Whether you have chosen to walk on this path alone of parenthood alone or you have unexpectedly landed into this situation. You will definitely feel worried that how will you manage pregnancy alone.



So following are some tips which will help you during your pregnancy:





Find Yourself A Support:



First and foremost thing…

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Added by Christa Jocelyn on September 16, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

My Birth Story

A run to CVS to pick up Marlboro Reds and a pregnancy test. Yes, that's how it all started. I couldn't believe my eyes. Sitting in the toilet, starring at that faint pink line. It was so terrifying. It was unplanned, unexpected and I had no idea if I was ready. But really, who is ever ready…

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Added by Alexie Dorado on August 9, 2015 at 11:42pm — No Comments

The Mommy Camp Diaries:

 The summer has arrived, which means lots of camps for our little ones and that includes “Mommy Camp”.  What is “Mommy Camp” you ask?  It’s when your child does not attend a structured camp but instead hangs with you, Mom, a.k.a. the “Mommy Camp”…
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Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 15, 2015 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

What does Mastering Motherhood Look Like to You?

Don’t Mess with a Mommy Master!

Ever have a great parenting day where you feel on top of the world?  Your motto of the day is, “I got this”, your confidence is obvious to everyone around you and nothing is going to bring you down.  You are prepared,…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on March 23, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

What does Mastering Motherhood Look Like?

Don’t Mess with a Mommy Master!

Ever have a great parenting day where you feel on top of the world?  Your motto of the day is, “I got this”, your confidence is obvious to everyone around you and nothing is going to bring you down.  You are prepared,…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on March 23, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

My Son Said What?

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on March 14, 2015 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

When Mom is On the Phone | Dija Henry | MomCave LIVE | Ep 35 | Giveaway

Does all hell break loose when you try to talk on the phone? We talk with Dija Henry of the Inspired Cafe. And an all new giveaway!

Live Twitter party during the show. Use #MRRMCTV. Tweet us:

Any effective techniques for teaching kids not to go crazy when you have a phone call?

What's your worst kid/phone call disaster story?

Enter giveaway…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 1, 2015 at 9:49pm — No Comments

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