What Do I Want for Mother’s Day This Year? Oh, You Know Me, Nothing Much.

Mother's Day has always been a tough one for me. My mom's death literally took the Mother out of my Mother's Day. But now that I'm the mom, I get to enjoy it once again. Because I get presents. The other day, Beau asked what I wanted for Mother's Day. Now before you start sending me messages, yes, Beau buys me a Mother's Day present. It's from him and the kids. And I get him a Father's Day present. I know I'm not his Mother and he is not my…

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Why Doesn’t Anyone Tell You Being a Parent is so Freaking Hard?

Where the hell in all the books I read about becoming a parent was the chapter on how freaking hard it can be? I never thought it would be so hard. I thought it sounded fun. That's why we had four so close in age. It seemed like a great idea at the time. Before they could talk. No one ever once said to me, having kids will literally tear your heart out of our body. You will experience feelings that you never even knew existed. You will lose so…

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Getting My Daughter to Understand that Bad Moms are Real Moms

My kids love to watch videos on the computer. My oldest daughter is particularly obsessed with videos made by super moms. The ones that paint their lives perfect on their fresh internet canvas. At first I didn't mind her watching them. They were innocent enough. There were no swear words. There was no nudity. There was no yelling. There was no violence. Until I realized, there was no reality to any of it. This started to really bother me. She thinks she's growing up in this dysfunctional house and that…

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