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Dear mom friend, Hey there! Just want to say how excited I am to see you tonight! Like, beyond excited. I can’t wait to catch up.  It’s been way too long. And by the way, how fun is escaping on a weeknight? What a relief to finally have a break from the same old routine day in and day out. Who goes into the city on a Tuesday night? Yup, we do! So cool. This restaurant is supposed to be amazing –glad we could score a reservation. So anyway, I just finished feeding and showering...

I recently attended a baby shower for an old friend, whose young wife is pregnant with their first child. Seated at a table with her college pals, all just starting their journeys into marriage and families, the young woman sitting beside me was astonished to hear I had four children. “I can’t imagine being a mother right now,” she joked to her friends, before turning to me. “What’s it even like?” she asked.  “What’s it like to be a mother?” “It’s great,”...

A popular tabloid runs a feature each week called “What’s in My Bag?” where a celebrity supposedly pours out her “tote” (that’s what celebs carry – totes) and highlights her favorite things from a mix of perfectly curated and organized items.  They’ve always got things like a chic lip gloss, a trendy moisturizer, yummy whole grain treats and pedicure socks, etc. And every week I feel pretty bad about myself, because the inside of my bag looks nothing like that....

I hate being “that mom” – the one whose kid destroys other people’s peaceful day with his tantrums or exuberance. So I’ll dutifully grab an arm and bark a threat when I feel like my kid is out of line. But sometimes I won’t. Sometimes you just aren’t entitled to peace and quiet. Because there are times when you’re in my safe space, and you’re assuming the risk of my kid being really damn annoying.  So here’s 7 times us moms shouldn’t have to apologize for...

                                                                                8 Thoughts I Have During Dinner Time with my Kids  I know I’m lucky I can put food on the table for my children every night.  But sometimes when I’m feeding my children, I don’t feel lucky. Instead, I sometimes feel like getting up, discreetly grabbing my car keys and gunning it to a secret location where no one...

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