Tag Archives: SAHM

The 10 Types of Halloween Anxiety (For Parents)

Of course kids love Halloween — it’s the most rule-breaking holiday of the year! Candy for dinner, staying up past bedtime and wearing dress-up clothes outside adds up to an epically spook-tacular night. But for parents responsible for all the planning and preparation, pulling off their kids’ dream Halloween is no easy feat. Maybe not […]

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10 Ways Your Second Pregnancy Is Harder Than Your First

Puking is never fun, but doing it for an audience is a special kind of hell. Morning sickness seized me while I was home alone with my daughter, who followed me right into the bathroom as usual. I didn’t want her to be scared, but since I couldn’t speak while hurling, I just kept patting […]

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On The Lam From The Library Cops

“SECOND OVERDUE NOTICE” screams the email in my inbox. That seems kind of hostile, from the sweet little public library branch on the corner, but it’s a regular occurrence for me these days. I was so excited when my toddler daughter grew out of gnawing on her books because it meant we could start visiting […]

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How To Get Pregnant At 43

Just follow these easy steps: 1. Have your first baby at 40. 2. Start trying for #2 and panic when it doesn’t happen right away. 3. Assume fertility treatments are your only hope.  Start with IUI and quickly gateway to the hard stuff – IVF. 4. Try IVF again. 5. And then one more time […]

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Should CPS Be Called Every Time A Kid Plays Unsupervised?

I just read yet another story about Child Protective Services being called to investigate what seems to be a perfectly innocent situation, and frankly, I’m pissed. A mother of three lets her kids play up the street while she’s inside. The youngest, age 6, is spotted alone on a park bench. Instead of asking, “Are […]

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