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Mandy lives in Kentucky with her husband, two sons, and a dog named Dude. She has a graduate degree in International Relations, but is currently living life as a mommy and a blogger at Words by the Glass. She is a regular contributor to Baby Gizmo, and her work has also been featured on Scary Mommy, Indie Chicks, and Tipsy Lit.
The School Dress Code Debate: Let’s Empower Our Kids

The School Dress Code Debate: Let’s Empower Our Kids

A debate is simmering across the country about school dress code policies and if they have gone too far in singling out young girls...
crazy mom

5 Reasons Summer Is Now Ruining My Life

I love summer. It’s an enchanting time of year with warm evening breezes, lightning bugs, ice cream cones, and long days in the sun....
raising children

Dear Parenting Police, Get A Life

The latest in the “You’re Doing It Wrong” parenting movement is the dust up over David and Victoria Beckham allowing their 4-year old daughter...
10 commandments

The 10 Commandments of the Civilized Internet

Didn’t your mama learn you any manners? I am shocked and angered by most of what I see on the worldwide web.  There is...
Things Our Kids Say… And Our UNSPOKEN Responses

Things Our Kids Say… And Our UNSPOKEN Responses

I think horrible, awful things sometimes. When my kids ask dumb questions, repetitive questions, or just act ugly and get on my nerves. I...
teenage girl

Dear Teenage Girl

I know you, young lady. I can hear your heart beating, sometimes in that irregular way, when that boy walks by. I know that...
airplane

Airline Passengers Who Are More Annoying Than Kids

  I’m sure most of you are privy to the recent dust-up on a United Airlines flight when a mother and her child were removed...
sister wife

12 Reasons Moms Should Marry Their Best Girlfriend

  I like men. Especially their lovely chests and shoulders, which aid in their super human abilities such as opening the pickle jar and moving...
Parenting trends

8 (Stupid) Modern Parenting Trends

Warning: This article is part of "The Edge" series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are...
Motherhood Is…

Motherhood Is…

Motherhood is a work of contradictions. It is a unique and solitary experience in many ways, but it’s also universal and common among us....
5 Things (This Mom) Never Needed (And 5 things I couldn’t live without)

5 Things (This Mom) Never Needed (And 5 things I couldn’t live without)

I remember stepping into Babies R Us during my first pregnancy and feeling giddy with the anticipation of laser gun mania. We picked a...
colic baby

10 Things You NEVER Say to a Mom with a Colicy Baby

Having a child with colic is tough and tired business no matter what, but it’s unnecessary, cruel and unusual hell for first time mothers....