That Tattooed Mom

That Tattooed Mom

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  I got my first tattoo when I turned 18. I had wanted one ever since I was 16, but in keeping with my mother's rules, I waited until a) I was 18 and b) I paid for it myself.  My college...
Kindergarten is a word that stirs many emotions in a parent’s heart. Even if your child has previously been in full-time daycare or preschool, it’s a big milestone. Things become more formal, more systematic, more grown-up somehow, and of course,...
Dear Sleep Deprived Mama, I see you over there looking at Target's new fall line of bedding and pillows. You're so excited to move your child from a crib to a big kid bed. And I understand! It's exciting! Maybe...
My Preschooler Has Homework

My Preschooler Has Homework

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Y'all. As a first-time preschooler mom, when we received my daughter's Welcome Packet for Preschool, I was beyond excited! "IT'S A LETTER FROM YOUR TEACHER!" I screamed to my daughter, as if Elsa herself had sent us mail.  I opened...
More than six years ago, I dropped my son off in his infant classroom for his very first day.  As a first-time mom and an employee of his school, I was adamant on not being that mom. You know, one of...
My son, my oldest, starts kindergarten in a little less than a month. It’s happening. His elementary school puts on a musical in the spring. At kindergarten registration, a few days before the musical, they had the opportunity to buy...
We’re the parents who have done it all: homeschool, private, and public school. We struggled with school choice. For us, it was ridiculous agony because we felt real pressure to lay a foundation of positive learning that would last a...
Teacher of the year - check! Mommy of the year - not so much: I teach adolescent girls all day long. While I have been told how heroic I am for my willingness to take on this astonishing feat, it...
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Being a Millennial Mom in 2019: What it’s Actually Like

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“I wouldn’t want to raise a kid today.” That’s what you’ll hear from most adults over the age of 50. As a 33-year-old “Millennial Mom”...