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"Baby Daddy" We hear this often, but what exactly does it mean? According to Merriam-Webster, the phrase "baby daddy" means:: "one who is not married to or in a long-term intimate relationship with the child’s mother” According to the Urban Dictionary, the phrase...

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Sugarcoating was never my strong suit. Even as a child, I can remember my mother’s surprise and slight embarrassment to my shockingly honest responses to her colleague’s benign inquiry, “And how are you doing today?” As an Executive Coach,...
Mima, Pere, and Nana are the names of my children’s living grandparents. When I first had children, I wanted to nurture a close relationship with their grandparents. I grew up especially close to my maternal grandparents and wanted the...
The News Finding out that you're expecting can bring out a lot of emotions. The day I found out that I was pregnant, I curled up on the sofa and cried, my head was spinning with questions. As I was...
Guilt is a useless punishing emotion. It lurks deep in your heart or sometimes relentlessly in the front of your mind. You may cry, get angry, grind your teeth, or toss and turn at night. Parents who lament over...
Since my daughter was born, every age has been “my favorite age.” However, I will admit that since she was born, I dreaded her turning 8. I figured at that point she would no longer be considered a baby,...
Happy Ex-Wife, Happy Ex-Life I was with my ex-husband for nine years. In that time, we built a TON of memories together. We had a Star Wars themed wedding. We had two boys. We went to Disney World and Dragon's...
Six large plastic tubs full of children’s clothes that no longer fit sit in my dining room. My plan is to sort through for what to keep for memories and what to give / donate / sell. I’ve gotten...
It's NOT About the Creepy Girl :: Lessons From the Momo Hysteria By now, we've all seen the creepy, bug-eyed girl with the long black hair jumping through our screens. These posts are shared by well-intentioned parents, caregivers, grandmas and...
10 Clues You Are a Working Mom During Mardi Gras Motherhood is a constant struggle for work-life balance. Family pressures are constant, but what does it look like when you add Carnival season to the mix? Companies tend to be...
Let there be peace in my home, and let it begin with me. My children feed off my energy the same way algae hungrily thrives off sunlight. The source of a peaceful home ends and begins with me. It doesn't matter...
I had to have my soon-to-be-ex committed. (It is still so hard to say.) I did it because, despite all of the negative feelings I have towards him, he is the father of my child. I also felt this...
Alright, relationship status single moms. Are you ready for this? You will be having sex AGAIN. And sex because you want it. Not because you are trying to get pregnant. Or because it’s your anniversary. Goodbye obligatory sex, hello...
Our Elf We got our Elf on the Shelf in 2012. I thought it would be a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit and help motivate the kids to behave and get along. For the most part, she's...