The Secret Life of Moms: When Winter Break Ends

When Winter Break ends, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Does the thought of your kids going back to school after the Winter Break have you dancing as you step over the stuff they’ve left in your den? I can hear Aretha Franklin in my head singing “Freedom…Freedom.. FREEDOM!” like she does here in “Think”, but only if I’m wearing earmuffs, because it has been SO LOUD IN THIS HOUSE! One kid is loud, four kids together can be deafening, and my dog’s nervous shaking proves it. I was more than ready for them to be back on their schedules and for me to be able to work in the peace and quiet for a few hours each day. Apparently I’m not the only one who needed a break from the holiday hoopla and startling noises that happen all day long, and a bunch of awesome moms that I know agreed to be a part of this photo montage! They’ll show you exactly what they’re doing after they drop the kids off at school this coming week, and I’m betting you can relate! Their reactions are hilarious. First up is Kristen of Mommy In Sports. She’s thrilled…

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Real-Life Houses of Horror

When I was younger the thought of going to a Scary “Halloween House” or “Haunted Hayride” scared the mess out of me. It was both an exhilaratingly fun and terrifying experience rolled all into one, and going with friends or a really cute date made for a fantastic Fall evening. Having four kids has forced me to face many of the fears I once had and realize that I don’t have to even leave my house to be scared out of my mind. Parenting and the 1) Discovering Your Kid Looking at Adult Costumes- When your daughter said she wanted to be “Minnie Mouse” for Halloween, this is NOT what you or any other sane person would envision for a 7 year old. Nope. No way. NEVER. Time to change the wifi password and 2) An Infestation of Creepy Crawlies- The dreaded note from school has been sent home: LICE has shown it’s nasty self and is has arrived at your house, courtesy of your child’s hair! These unwanted guests of the plague-variety force moms to rip every piece of fabric, clothing, and blanket from all over the house and boil them, and replace our evenings of watching TV with…

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9 Things Moms Are NOT Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an amazing holiday with amazing food and a chance to make amazing memories with our amazing families… in theory. While a lot of fantastic things DO happen, and we are reminded of the blessings in our lives, there are things that Moms do NOT look forward to dealing with when Turkey Day rolls around each year. Check out some of the things that these Blogging Moms won’t be mentioning during the “I’m Thankful For” game at the dinner table this year: 1) Battling the Crazies At the Grocery Store It never fails that no matter how well a grocery list for “Thanksgiving Dinner Necessities” is planned, SOMETHING will be forgotten… this will inevitably lead to fighting it out with every other person who has forgotten items for their Thanksgiving Feast at the Grocery Store, Costco, or (God help you) Walmart, the Night Before Thanksgiving. It’s basically a warm-up exercise for Black Friday with gallons of milk and Butterball turkeys being snatched up instead of televisions and Hello Kitty sleeping bags (at 75% off!). Julianna shows how far she’s willing to go for the best box of Stove-Top stuffing in this picture: 2) Kids That Don’t Care About Watching…

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