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3 Unapologetic Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

3 Unapologetic Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

Every mom is an imperfect mom Those moms that show up at school drop off at 8:00 a.m. looking ready to strut down the catwalk. The moms that can match any craft or recipe exactly as shown in the pins on their Pinterest boards. Yoga-practicing-Whole-Foods-shopping-no-electronics-allowing moms. Moms who work full-time, never miss a PTA meeting, […]

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Dear Family: I am taking a leave of absence. Signed, Mom

Dear family, I am taking a leave of absence. My sanity, as well as your happiness depends on it. After all if Mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy!  I will be at an undisclosed location with zero cell reception. But don’t worry, I’ll have plenty of nothing to do for the utmost relaxing and rejuvenating time of my life! […]

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Three benefits of raising kids with pets

Three Benefits of Raising Children With Pets

I’ve had pets since the day my parents brought me home from the hospital. Cozy, our Siamese cat, even slept with me in my crib.  Pets add so much to children’s lives. They are teachers, therapists, bodyguards, and best friends. My kids have always had animals, just as I have. I couldn’t imagine a life […]

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Motherhood and Depression: An Impossible Cocktail

Life as a mom is challenging to say the least. When you’re a mom with depression it brings challenging to another level. I have my good days, my bad days, and then I have my depression days. Those are the days when being a mom takes every day challenges to that next level. Momzilla Imagine your children engaging in sibling […]

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