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The Perfect Mum

We all wish we could be the Perfect Mum, but the reality is very different. Just ‘Good Enough’ is perfect enough.

The Dream –

Your Breastfeeding, making home-made meals, your house is spotless, you’ve lost all the baby weight, have a full face of make-up and a new hair-do. You’ve taken up a new hobby that’s always interested you and attend mummy meetings and baby groups.

Your new bundle of joy is wonderful he/she is a baby that sleeps all night and…

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Added by Mummyitsok on January 18, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments

Lice & Other Gross Stuff | 47 Secrets to a Younger You | MomCave LIVE Ep 54

Our kids are lovable and snuggle-able. Except when they make our skin crawl. Since becoming a mom, have you dealt with more gross crap than you ever imagined? 

We talk about lice and other gross stuff moms encounter. Our guests will be the funny mamas behind the comedy 47 Secrets to a Younger You.

Lice A scene from "47 Secrets to a Younger You." Ugh.…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 14, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments

How to Keep Kids Away From Porn

Raging hormones is probably a parent’s worst nightmare. Every parent becomes worried about their kids relationships, their hangouts the moment their kid hits puberty. This is also the time when your kid prefers more privacy and seclusion from you. It is a pretty helpless state but with many…

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Added by Nicki Marie II on January 6, 2016 at 6:40am — 2 Comments

Taming the wild beast that is motherhood.

Guilt.

We've all felt it at some point. You took that last bite of food even when your pants begged you to stop. You told someone 'no' knowing you could have said 'yes'. You've told a little white lie: "I'm so tired from cleaning the house all day!" [what really happened] you sprayed the house with Febreeze, moved the basket of clothes to a different spot in the room, and shoved the toys in the closet. Your secret is safe with me. Eventually, our stomachs settle and…

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Added by Kelly Repiscak on December 22, 2015 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

Mom life=Meme life

Have you ever come across a meme--which by the way, did you know it's pronounced, 'meem'? Why isn't it spelled like it sounds, is my question? Here I was calling it a "me me" for the longest time, looking stup--..oh nevermind--anyways, so have you read a meme on the internet and were totally convinced it was written for you and only you? Yeah, me too! I have LOL'ed at my share of them. So here's a small glimpse into my life at the moment with the help of those clever memes.…

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Added by Kelly Repiscak on December 22, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

Life times two.

It's no secret that when I became a first time mom, I was a complete and utter hot mess. Our first night home from the hospital was easily one of the hardest nights of my life up until that point. I remember calling my mom at midnight from the cold bathroom floor, sobbing into the phone -- "why didn't you tell me having a baby was gonna be like this? I'm NEVER having another one! I hope Ella enjoys being an only child because I would never voluntarily go through this again!" My mom,…

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Added by Kelly Repiscak on December 22, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

A Letter to My Child's Pediatrician

Dear Pediatrician,



I wanted to say, first and foremost, thank you for taking care of my son's medical needs for his entire life. I did not attend medical school, and I'm really queasy when it comes to giving shots--*insert any and all ironic jokes here about the tattoo artist who hates needles*--so I'm…

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Added by McKenzie Austin on December 19, 2015 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Teaching Sexual Health to Kids

Originally posted on www.themamasutra.net

It was a typical weekday morning in our house. I was the first one up, and my kids were moving slowly to get ready for school. I headed downstairs to make some breakfast for us. Marcia came downstairs topless and in a rush; she showed me a little red spot on her left breast and asked, "Mom, is this anything?" It looked like a small red mark left after a scratch, so I…

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Added by Lanae St.John on December 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

5 Grown-Ups That I Looked Up To as a Child and Teenager

It takes a village to raise a child, they say. But today, in the midst of our busy life, do we still have villages to surround, teach and protect our children?…

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Added by Irina on December 1, 2015 at 12:52am — No Comments

'Me Time' VS 'Time w/Me': How Blogging Has Affected My Parenting

I blog about motherhood. But sometimes, my blog makes me a bad mother.

These observations came to me slowly over the course of several weeks. I've only been blogging for six months now, but my competitive drive to inflict my writing on the eyes of others, to showcase every funny story or present informative product review videos, sometimes clouds my ability to 'mom' appropriately.…

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Added by McKenzie Austin on November 30, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Why your kids mistakes are actually OK

It's hard to take a deep breath when your child makes a mistake-- and it's even harder to watch them be tough on themselves! Read why screw-ups instead, should be embraced on Raising Princessess!

Don’t beat yourself up, kid | Raising Princess(es)
https://raisingprincessess.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/dont-beat-yourself-up-kid/

Added by Carolina Rzeznikiewiz on November 29, 2015 at 9:38pm — No Comments

What To Expect When You're Expecting Something Completely Different

When I found out I was having a boy, I cried. Not beautiful, happy tears, no. I cried ugly, horrendous tears of mourning. I cried because I was not having a girl. That's right: my baby hadn't even left my uterus, and I was already the worst mother in the world.

Before you can comment on…

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Added by McKenzie Austin on November 27, 2015 at 9:28pm — 2 Comments

I Saw the Sign: Teaching Toddlers Sign Language

Communication. At 28 years old, it's a skill I still haven't even fully developed yet. To expect a baby or toddler to master a skill that most adults haven't completely grasped yet is a recipe for disappointment. In my experience, most tantrums are caused by a toddler feeling like their wants and needs are going unheard. Since the vocabulary of wee ones is still limited, teaching our toddler sign language has saved us (at least several) arm flailing, back arching, high-pitched screeching…

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Added by McKenzie Austin on November 25, 2015 at 10:23pm — 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

Should I tell my tween about the tooth fairy and friends?

It all started with the Tooth Fairy.

I am lousy at playing the part.

I forget to put the money underneath her pillow.

My latest scene involved me leaving the tooth, which was in a sandwich bag, in the laundry room!

Since when does the Tooth Fairy do laundry? A girl can wish...

This latest spectacle got me to thinking about, not only the Tooth Fairy, but the Tooth Fairy's other friends. You know them, Santa Clause, and…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on November 17, 2015 at 6:09am — 2 Comments

Our Halloweekend!

Lions, Danny Zuko, Donkeys, Pumpkins, Oh My?? Yes... that's what our Halloween holiday consisted of; a little bit of this and a WHOLE lot of that! I have always loved Halloween as a little girl. Trick or treating of course, was the commonly anticipated activity, second to dressing myself into a very…

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Added by Michelle Glaz on November 10, 2015 at 10:03pm — No Comments

The Low Down on our Disney Detox

See this bunch?

Source

You know they are in charge within the first 5 seconds.…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on November 10, 2015 at 5:53am — No Comments

Give Your Child the Gift of Gratitude

http://happysciencemom.com/give-your-child-the-gift-of-gratitude/

Scientists only recently have begun to study the benefits of gratitude.  Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking of life as…

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Added by Sandi Schwartz on November 8, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Two Magical Words that Shift Your Parenting Approach

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There will be no next time.

That's what I tell my girls when they flub up.

Busted.…

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Added by Rudey's Room on November 6, 2015 at 6:50am — No Comments

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