There are a ton of annoying mom stereotypes out there. The harried mom, the helicopter mom, the embarrassing mom, the poorly dressed in yoga pants and Old Navy fleece hoodies mom. All of them have their basis in reality (yes, some moms are harried and others are helicoptery) but, like every other stereotype in the history of stereotypes, they aren’t all encompassing and they can
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When I was in fourth grade my parents decided to hire the tween next door to hang with me after school. It felt like a great idea at the time –the time between school ending and them arriving home wasn’t horribly long and it was an affordable option for someone who was a pretty responsible 10 year old. I remember being so excited about getting
It’s funny the things kids don’t know. Things you just assume they would. Because they’re so natural and, when you really think back on it, you don’t really remember anyone ever having a real hands on teaching session with you about it. But then, nope, there you are wondering why your kid is coming out of the bathroom after a shower with totally dry hair
Before I went on What NOT to Wear, my naturally curly hair was all the way down to my waist. It wasn’t healthy and gorgeous or good in any way, but it was long. In terms of health and luxuriousness, I think it was more Cousin It than Yonce awesome so it needed the hack-a-Shaq treatment Ted put on it for sure. But, ever since
Before we jump into the how to wear leggings thing, let’s talk about leggings as pants. For years I’ve been all, nah girl, nah. Leggings aren’t pants, they’re leggings, and they are meant to be worn under things, not instead of things. You can’t just pretend they are something they aren’t. They don’t work like that. They’re in their box and you need to keep
I have spoken immensely here about the meal struggles I have when it comes to feeding my family. Yes, they are real. No hashtag needed. I guess it comes up so much because I have a lot of guilt about it. Like, as a mother, I desire to fill their bellies with healthful, nutritious foods that are going to support healthy growth and brain development.
Providing The Dudes with healthful, filling snacks is a constant challenge. Of course I can toss donuts and individually packaged junk foods at them to keep them full up, but it doesn’t last and it does so little for their overall nutrition and energy levels. Especially when you take their activity levels into account. My kids are extremely active. Yes, in the hey-I’m-a-kid-I-can-do-this-for-days normal sort