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"The EDGE"

Warning: These articles are part of our "Edge" series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words.

Child-less Friends: Sometimes I Really Envy You

To my friends who don’t have kids, I have something honest and real that I need to share with you: Sometimes it’s really hard to...
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Why I Hate My Instant Pot

Based on the glowing reviews and recommendations of, like, every friend I have, I asked for—and received—an Instant Pot for Christmas last year. (Thanks,...
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To the Mom with Mental Illness: If You Can’t, Let Me

To the mom who is muddling through mental illness: I see you. You are a mother. No matter your background, no matter your current situation,...

How We Handled Our 6 Year Old Stealing a Toy from a Store

Last week, my husband and I were sitting in a PTO meeting at my six-year-old daughter’s school while she was down the hall playing...

Why Stay At Home Moms Can’t Nap

I once heard a man say to his wife, in an attempt to justify why he hardly does any chores and doesn’t get up...

The Rules of Mom Club: Can You Handle It?

Okay, that’s it! I’ve reached my limit with the perfect perceptions mommies put out there. I’m done with the “Keeping up with the Jones’”...
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Stop Being SO Extra for the Little Holidays

I hate getting on Pinterest because it makes me feel like such a lazy mom. You’d think I would’ve learned by now to not...
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Why I’ll Announce My Pregnancies “Too Early”

There seems to be two main types of expecting mothers: the mothers who see that positive test and run to announce it to everyone...
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Why Would I Ever CHOOSE To Go Screen Free?

This is an article about why I think screens (TV, iPads, cell phones, etc.) are an amazing gift to parents everywhere. And let me...
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Parenting with Bipolar Disorder

Mental Health Awareness month is in May, and World Bipolar Disorder Day is March 30th. You may notice that it’s not either of those...
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5 Reasons You Should Be a Mom with Blue Hair, Too

I got married when I was 19 and had my first baby at 22, with my second following just two years later. My career...

School Shooting Simulator to Prep Teachers for the Real Thing

Okay. I need you take a minute and watch this video. Literally—it’s 97 seconds long. I’ll wait. Oh, and make sure you have sound...