I Don’t Always Love Being a Stay-At-Home Mom, Get Over It

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What if I told you that I’m a stay-at-home mom who doesn’t always want to be a stay-at-home mom, but doesn’t want to be anything other than a stay-at-home mom. Does that make you want to reach out to a stranger on the Internet and tell them they should have their children confiscated and given to someone who is more appreciative (aka suffers in silence)?… READ THE REST

My Birth Story Includes My Doula

Tuesday night we had our last dinner together as “just us,” although we had NO idea. Wednesday morning I woke up at 5:30 questioning if my water had broken. I had wondered the same thing the night before, but wasn’t sure and didn’t want to make a big fuss over nothing.… READ THE REST

Here’s The Warning I Needed About Motherhood

In the light of one of my friends just having her first baby, I can’t help but think about those first few weeks after having my daughter, Olive. They were amazing, they were life changing, and they were absolutely horrible. You have this thought while you’re pregnant that everything is going to be sunshine and rainbows when your baby is finally here.… READ THE REST

I’ll Admit It, I’ve Mom Shamed

I’ve done it. You’ve done it. The lady at the grocery store has done it. That “it” I’m talking about… It’s mom shaming.

 

I’ll start here though. Hi, I’m Candice. I am not a writer, so, I’m sure this will have grammatical errors that’ll drive some people crazy.… READ THE REST

I Learned to Be a Man From My Mom

82% of single-parents are mothers. The number of single-mothers has risen over the years as divorce continues to climb at alarming rates and dads disappear.

 

There is magic in a mother’s hand. It’s soft and forgiving, a mother’s “hush” can sooth a crying baby instantly.… READ THE REST

I Hope My Ex-Husband Gets Remarried

I know. If you are anything like me, and most divorced women with children, you’re feeling defensive right off the bat. I had a list of qualms with the idea of an imaginary woman coming into my kids lives. I thought about her being mean, or messy, or not taking care of them the way I want.READ THE REST

Parenthood: Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me

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You can never be fully prepared for the parenthood experience, but there are certain things I never thought to expect. These 10 things sit outside the realm of sleep depravation and diapers.

 

  • Children cannot be trusted. “Don’t let them out of your sight” is basically the tagline of parenthood, and not because there is danger lurking in every corner (there is though, so don’t consider relaxing).
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I Stopped Spanking My Child

i stopped spanking my child

“why did you do that? Why? Why? Why? I’m going to thpank you!.. yeow! Ptew! Woosh!”

“no, I’m sorry, don’t thpank me!”

“I’m gonna thpank you! Yeow! Pew!”

 

That was my daughter’s playtime. Mommy dinosaur was spanking baby dinosaur. I sat down on the floor and sobbed.… READ THE REST

Before You Have Kids, Consider This

Are you on the fence about having children? I understand. At least once a day my own child has me convinced this wasn’t the best idea. This is one of those ‘no take backs’ situations I’ve gotten myself into. The daily thrill and misery of parenthood has given me perspective I didn’t have when I was young and thought I wouldn’t have kids until I was much older, or maybe ever.… READ THE REST

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