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If Mom Gets a Nap for Mother’s Day I’m Going to SCREAM

By Erin Oltmanns

*climbs onto soapbox” I’ve noticed something over the last few years. Every Mother’s Day I see moms posting messages on Facebook or Instagram sharing messages of gratitude and heartfelt appreciation for the fact that they…. Wait for it… Got to take a nap. A nap. Now, let... Read More

The Day My Child Lost Her Joy — And What I Did to Revive It

By Guest Post

In an especially chaotic rush out the door to go on a family vacation, I sat in the passenger seat fuming. Mad because I didn’t have time to put the dishes in the dishwasher. Mad because we were late getting on the road. Mad because the garage door was acting up. I’m talking trivial, insignifica... Read More

The Top 5 Dying Regrets Might Change How You Parent

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. By Mia Von Scha, Expert Life lessons from the edge of death. A palliative nurse, Bronnie Ware, recorded the top five regrets of the dying and has written a book on this and what we can learn in terms of living a fulfilling life.&... Read More

Parenting ADHD: 6 Things I Wish I Had Known

By Debbie Gisle

My oldest has ADHD.  We hit eight years old and man did I need help parenting a child with ADHD.  I reached out to other moms but all shared a resounding “I'm just trying to survive” mentality. Parenting ADHD is difficult. Four years later, here are six things (from one struggling mom to anoth... Read More

Naked Love

By Guest Post

Post Contributed by MomLifeNow.com   She woke up crying. I ran in to find her nose spilling blood everywhere. The couch cushion, the carpet, her dress. Quickly sweeping her into my arms I ran to the bathroom where we waited for it to end. Just the two of us, her stripped down to pr... Read More

I Broke My Butt, Now What?

By Kalli Verbecky

For Christmas this year I gave myself the gift that keeps on giving.  I broke my butt.  Generally speaking I mean. My pelvis and acetabulum to be exact, and a small tibia fracture too. And I did it over 2,300 miles from home. My husband and kids, my parents too, they were all back in... Read More

9 Truly Beautiful Ways To Love Your Daughter

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. By Ani Anderson These questions will help you look into your heart and become the mother you really want to be. The moment she was born, a switch went off inside of me that turned me into a different person — I was a mother. And som... Read More

10 Unconventional 2017 Parenting Resolutions Every Mom Should Make

By YourTango

 This article originally appeared on YourTango. By Gia Scaringi, Expert   Make 2017 the year of balance. As the year ends and we prepare to start fresh, parents are looking back on what they can do differently. Traditional parenting tips have many positives at... Read More

Make Your Holiday Easy with Square Cash

By Erin Oltmanns

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that chasing people down for the money they owe you is a drag. Here’s a tool that makes it SO EASY. The holiday season is a flurry of exchange. Food. Hugs. Gifts. Money. That’s right. Money. There is always a check to split, a gift to ... Read More

I SURRENDER – No More Holiday Madness!

By Kalli Verbecky

I grew up with a mom who really excelled at traditional mothering. It was her whole purpose and focus in life and she was, and still is, the very best mom and an even better grandma. We always had a hot breakfast and homemade food. She sewed our clothes, cut our hair, and made us the absolute best m... Read More