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When Are Your Kids Ready to Stay Home Alone?

Is it Safe to Leave Your Kid Home Alone?

My son is  just one month shy of being 13 years old. He is going into 7th grade, stands about an inch (shhhhh...) taller than me at 5'6" and 190 pounds. He's not a tiny guy. We use to call him Baby Godzilla when he was a toddler, now he's just Godzilla. I'm giving you his baseball card stat's because we've recently started to allow him to stay home alone for periods of time and I want to settle all those people who say kids should never stay home alone, because Oh My GAWD they may learn to be … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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How Youth Sports Can Help Stem the Violence In America

As a mother I am saddened by what our country and world is turning into. We spend so much time discussing how we can't understand the hatred Terrorists have for us, only to have the same hatred for each other. I cannot imagine the depths of fear African American mothers have for their children. I sympathize with police officers families and the concern they have for their loved ones, my own father was a fireman for thirty years and knowing he may not come home from his job is nothing a young … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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The Truth About Vacationing with Kids

The evolution of a vacationing with my kids goes something like this....The week prior to departure I am busy creating piles all over my dining room table. I make lists upon lists, and buy enough snacks to feed an army...or two kids on a five hour flight. Cameras are charged, backup batteries are charged, and electronic chargers are searched out from the far corners of my house. The week leading up to vacation all travelers are required to wear their second string clothes, because the A-Game … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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When Are Your Kids Ready to Stay Home Alone?

Is it Safe to Leave Your Kid Home Alone?

My son is  just one month shy of being 13 years old. He is going into 7th grade, stands about an inch (shhhhh...) taller than me at 5'6" and 190 pounds. He's not a tiny guy. We use to call him Baby … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Black Band

How Youth Sports Can Help Stem the Violence In America

As a mother I am saddened by what our country and world is turning into. We spend so much time discussing how we can't understand the hatred Terrorists have for us, only to have the same hatred for … [Read More Of This Shit...]

The Truth About Vacationing with Kids - The Shitastrophy

The Truth About Vacationing with Kids

The evolution of a vacationing with my kids goes something like this....The week prior to departure I am busy creating piles all over my dining room table. I make lists upon lists, and buy enough … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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This is More Than Brock Turner, This is for All The Emily Doe’s

I fumed when I learned of Brock Turner's response. I seethed with anger at his father's comments. I was floored a person in charge of extending the full strength of the law, whose job is to ensure the … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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Life Hacks for the Lazy Gardener

I’m not what one would refer to as having a ‘green thumb’ – mostly because of a lack of effort or any desire to have dirt stuck under my fingernails. This loss of lust for manual labor does not mean I … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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I Just Want to Be Perfect Book Launch!

Today is the official launch of I Just Want to Be Perfect - the 4th installment of Jen Mann of People I Want to Punch in the Throat's New York Times Bestselling hysterical series. This book is all … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Death in the Family

Missed My Flight, But Got My Wings from the Angels

The last two months have been filled with a lot of pain and sorrow for me and my family. On March 17th my father passed away after an extended illness. Somehow knowing his death was imminent helped me … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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Morning Hell, or Heaven?

Most mornings in my house consist of me waking and dreading the next hour of my day. It is nonstop action from the moment my feet hit the floor, and believe me I'd rather them not. I have two dogs … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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2014 Baby Boy Names

Top Stupid Baby Boy Names 2014

I searched through 2 Million (11) registered baby boy names in the United States Social Security Office to provide this detailed list of parenting gone bad. I have organized this post so that the Name is capitalized and the number of occurrences is … [Read More Of This Shit]

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The Double Meaning of Words with Kids

I am that parent. The one that finds certain words my children say hysterical, and not because they pronounce them incorrectly - although that is adorable too. No I am talking the double meaning of words and the joy it brings me as a mother. There … [Read More Of This Shit]

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I Just Want to Be Perfect Book Launch!

Today is the official launch of I Just Want to Be Perfect - the 4th installment of Jen Mann of People I Want to Punch in the Throat's New York Times Bestselling hysterical series. This book is all about the cult of perfection. As women, we are … [Read More Of This Shit]

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Things I learned in Roatan: Monkey’s are A**holes & Bring Enough Cash

We spent a week in Roatan, Honduras scuba diving with an amazing group called Kids Sea Camp. The program brings together families from around the world that are interested in vacationing in tropical locales while their children safely become … [Read More Of This Shit]

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