I’m An Embarrassing, Tired, Scotch-Tape Mom Who Loves Her Kids

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“I KNOW! It’s soooo embarrassing,” I heard my nine-year-old, Sam, say to his six-year-old twin brothers. “What’s embarrassing?” I asked, walking into our toy room, where they were building with Legos. “THIS,” Sam gestured impatiently with a swirling motion meant to encompass all the things. “This toy room. It’s full of baby stuff!” The twins nodded their agreement emphatically. “These … Read More

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The Gingerbread Shanty: A Christmas “Fail-y” Tale

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Once upon a time, there was a Manual Labor Mom, who was fully aware of her uncrafty, disorganized, anti-domestic limitations. She went along her merry way, performing her manual labors happily, feeling satisfied that she tried her hardest and gave her best. Even so, there were times when it seemed a little irritatingly perfect Room Mom was trapped inside of … Read More

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