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Dear Stepparent…

Dear Stepparent, You landed yourself in a job that is not always desirable and nothing like what you imagined for your life; you probably would have turned the position down completely if you had read the job description. The notion of “Instant Family” was garbage and there weren’t millions of avenues for stepparent support like there were […]

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comfort food

Five Alternative Comfort Food Recipes

We all have that list of comfort foods that can really turn around a crummy day, mend a broken heart, or nurse an illness. I’d be lying if I didn’t have mac and cheese or peanut butter pancakes on my short list. But every now and then we need some new and fresh flavors that […]

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Have Tattoos

The Best Moms Have Tattoos

Hey there. Yeah, you. I see you. Though you’re not making much attempt to hide your disdain for my tattoos while I sit in my lawn chair watching my oldest daughter play in her soccer game. As my kid starts chit-chatting with yours, it’s equally apparent that the fact our daughters are friends gets under your skin; let’s face it, […]

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The Fourth Kid Phenomenon

The Fourth Kid Phenomenon

Somewhere is an unwritten rule that families should be comprised of two kids, preferably a boy and a girl, two parents, and a dog.  It’s also widely acceptable to expand into a third “wild card” kid if you’re feeling adventurous.  But after that, you’re cut off.  Any subsequent children cross the threshold of normal and venture […]

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