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I was always picked last or pretty close to it when it came time to picking dodge ball teams in elementary school. Generally, I was selected just before the kid who was eating his own boogers. This could have been...
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When you become a parent, you know you’re going to be tired. You prepare for it. You expect it and to some extent, you accept it otherwise you wouldn’t do it (possibly again and again and again). Most people convince...
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and after everything we've gone through to be parents, this is a month that's close to my heart.Unfortunately, my body and I have had different views on fertility.    After seven pregnancies...
The Everyday Mom Life is entering its third month of publication and I'm so honored and excited that it has been nominated for its first award! The Liebster Award is an online recognition given to new bloggers by fellow...
  Updated: Since originally publishing this post on this website it has been posted on the Huffington Post Parents page as well as several other sites. All content originated here at The Everyday Mom Life. The news broke today that a...
I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. My family might (certainly will) even call me a bit anal. Although, I’ve never been perfect looking (my nose is just a bit too big, my legs are a bit...
Recently, I had to feed my baby formula. Roman was just over six months and had been exclusively on breast milk since he was born in July. I cried. I could hear the moms in the online breastfeeding groups now,...
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I don’t often feel like I have parenting wins. In fact, many days I feel downright defeated and wonder how many years my kids will have to spend in therapy to undo whatever damage I’m causing by attempting to...
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Something magical happens after the holidays - when all the Christmas decor is put away, the kitchen no longer smells like cookies and the days aren’t packed with things that have to get done - there is a calm...
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Recently I was at an event with other parents and everyone was chit chatting about their summer vacations. Their summer adventures sounded amazing, exotic and, basically, like a vacation Pinterest board in the making. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...
I’ve been traveling a lot for work lately. It’s not something I do often and I hate being away from the kids overnight. I also hate to fly. However, I love to travel, see new things and learn about...

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