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Fan Section: Population One

That chair. Fan section: population one. My son’s fan section at any given sporting event or activity,  ninety-nine percent of the time consistents of one person. Me. Sure, sometimes, the other kids at baseball and soccer have one parent or person cheering them on. Reminding them to keep their eye on the ball, keep their […]

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Alexa, Please Parent For me

“Alexa, Please Parent For Me.”

They've done it. The computers. They've gotten smarter than us and answered our prayers. It's now legal to have a sister wife. She costs about $180, and goes by the name "Alexa". Amazon's Echo has oft been referred to as a "glorified speaker", but I'm here to show you the ways it can be so [...]
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Summer Love for the Single Mama

The sun is shining. The grass in green. The skies are blue. Flowers are in bloom. Squirrels playfully chase each other between the trees. Birds sing their happy, chirpy songs. Couples float hand in hand, hearts dancing around their heads. Babies squeal with delight in their strollers. Love is undoubtedly in the air. You soak […]

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The Simple Truth {An Anatomy Lesson for my Toddler}

There’s no beating around the bush, there’s no fancy terms or lingo used in my family. We just call his a Penis and hers Vagina. It’s that simple. Don’t worry, there have been some very interesting conversations about the context of this in our household recently. “Sweetie, there’s a difference between calling it a penis […]

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When the Miracle Becomes a Miracle Worker

To the one who made me a mother, The one I made a mother said to me during a recent phone conversation, “You used to care what people think of you.” She was right; I did. And I also “used to” view everything negatively, talk poorly of others, and doubt my ability to accomplish goals. […]

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All I Want for Mother’s Day is for You to Leave Me Alone

Jewelry! Fancy brunch! Spa treatments! It’s the stuff Mother’s Day dreams are made of! Except when you’re pretty sure your piercings are closing from lack of wear, believe champagne is best drunk in the comfort of bare feet, and have a 2-year-old massage gift card that’s probably, you think, maybe in the bottom of a […]

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