Mommy A to Z

Motherhood, Alphabetized.

July 4, 2015
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On Scary Mommy: 8 Items in My Wardrobe I’ll Never Wear Again

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I’m at Scary Mommy today, talking about 8 items in my wardrobe I’ll most likely never wear again. Here’s a brief snippet:

Recently, I was lecturing my daughter about the ridiculous amount of stuff in her room. Declaring an immediate war on junk, I prepared to attack my closet, garbage bag in hand. I couldn’t believe some of the things I found there – leopard-print halter tops, pleather pants, and other sordid items I haven’t thought about (or fit into) in years. Here are eight items that, once upon a time, were staples in my wardrobe, and which I’ll most likely never wear again. Read the full post at Scary Mommy!

What items in YOUR wardrobe are just sitting there, collecting dust? Share the biggest offenders in the comments!

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July 1, 2015
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W is for… Wednesday Weird Parenting News

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weird Parenting News. This week we have good old dads (emphasis on old), sensitive hip-hop stars, and more. Read on to learn what’s going on in the weird world of parenting.

It must be something in the coffee. According to census data, Seattle now has the highest rate in the U.S. of men in their forties with small children (younger than six). The Seattle Times attributes this trend to a higher, more affluent population, where men are more focused on careers than marriage and children. Either that, or they finally quit their garage bands. Read the full story here. Continue Reading →

June 30, 2015
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The 6 Kids You Meet at the Pool (On the Washington Post!)

I’m back at “On Parenting” on the Washington Post today, talking about those wacky kids you meet at the pool or beach. As if keeping your own kids from jumping in the pool fully clothed wasn’t hard enough! Here’s a brief glimpse…

Getting my kids ready to go in the water feels like a full-time job. First there’s the 20-minute counseling session as I break the news to my toddler that we’re out of Diego swim diapers, and he’s stuck with Thomas. Then there’s the search for semi-dry towels, matching flip-flops, and sunblock that would be easier to apply to a rabid goat than my toddler. By the time we’re out the door, I’m frustrated, exhausted, and ready to unwind in the sun… Read the full post here!

What are YOUR experiences with other people’s kids at the pool? Did I leave anyone off my list? Leave a comment below!

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June 28, 2015
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #57

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Link up at the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured inspiring and helpful posts on everything from relieving stress to taking better baby photos. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z and Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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June 25, 2015
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S is for… Summer Reading! And a Giveaway from Macy’s!

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Summer is here and that means pools, camps, and lots of outdoor fun. But what about those academic skills you spent all year helping your kids hone? Can you keep their reading skills from falling victim to the “summer slide”? With a few tips — and an incredible giveaway from Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy’s — you can encourage your child to keep reading… even as the beach beckons and school fades into distant memory.  Continue Reading →

June 21, 2015
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #56

The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Link up at the Manic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured fun and inspiring posts on everything from surviving summer to dealing with the hurtful things kids say. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z and on Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, meet some other great bloggers, and have a great time!

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June 15, 2015
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F is for… Father’s Day! (Or, 4 Reasons Everybody Loves Daddy)

To celebrate Father’s Day, today I’m featuring an excerpt from my book, Mommy A to Z: An Encyclopedia of the Joys, Wonders, and Absurdities of Motherhood. We moms may tackle everything from engorged breasts to epic meltdowns — but dads are right beside us, changing diapers, making jokes, wiping away tears. Happy Father’s Day to all the devoted dads who bring joy and laughter to their children’s lives! Read the excerpt (and for more Mommy A to Z, be sure to visit the Mommy A to Z website or buy Mommy A to Z on Amazon!). Continue Reading →

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June 14, 2015
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #55

The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Link up at the Manic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured thoughtful and inspiring posts on everything from building relationships with teachers to making the most of summer. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z and on Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, meet some other great bloggers, and have a great time!

Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop

 

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