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Divorce is Not a Dirty Word

DIVORCE! Yes, I said it (or wrote it, rather). I say it multiple times a week. There are many words that are far dirtier and make me cringe, but why should this seven-letter word be something that people whisper about, afraid to say at a normal decibel? I say it so often because it is a […]

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Costco Mom Hour Event Recap

This event was sponsored by Costco. On November 4, 2016, Syracuse Moms Blog hosted its first annual #CostcoMomHour event at Costco in Camillus. This national event was in partnership with City Moms Blog Network, and welcomed 47,000 people into almost 100 warehouses across the country for a private holiday shopping event. The first 100 lucky moms and their families who walked through the […]

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Mamas, Stop Apologizing

Dear mamas,    Enough already.   When a friend visits your home, don’t start off by apologizing. It doesn’t matter if your laundry isn’t put away, or if your toddler is in the middle of a meltdown.    When you post a photo online, please, do not apologize for your non-existent triple chin, or the […]

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“Incompatible with Life”

The third presidential debate aired Wednesday, October 19, less than a week after I terminated a very wanted pregnancy. My life, my baby, my decision, was now thrown into the national spotlight by our presidential candidates. Every comment that was made was said about me. About my baby. About my decision. I am not asking […]

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Five Inadvertent Weight Loss Tactics Created By My Kids

I’m no stranger to small children trying to eat, touch, use, or break anything enjoyable that comes across my path. It’s part of the job description. Eating ice cream? Time to hide in the darkest corner of your kitchen. Putting pictures in photo albums? Only if you have seven decoy prints for the kids to […]

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5 Reasons To Give Up Mom Guilt for Good

5 Reasons to Give Up Mom Guilt Forever

If you’re a mom you have at one time or another succumbed to dreaded mom guilt. You know, the feeling that you’re not good enough or not doing the right thing, mom guilt. When you’ve missed an important milestone or event, or handled a situation incorrectly, mom guilt. Well today, I’m here to tell you […]

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5 Ways to Pamper Yourself on the Cheap in Syracuse

As moms, we rarely put ourselves first. For most of us, pampering is the last thing on our minds – not to mention, finding the time and money for it can be difficult. However, carving out some “me” time and taking care of ourselves is necessary for a mom’s survival. Thankfully, there are some great ways […]

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The Witching Hour: A Scary Parenting Story

Things go bump in the night. Oh, wait. That’s me. Because I can’t sleep. Every night, I wake up. Sometimes I wake up at midnight. Other times, I wake up at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. I turn over. I close my eyes. But I can’t fall back to sleep. The witching hours begin. In […]

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For The Mommy In The Midst of Potty Training

For The Mommy In The Midst of Potty Training

“Mommy, why I no catch my pee pee?” It is at this very moment, as my toddler frantically claps his hands mid-stream, that I want to formally extend my sympathies to all mommies, daddies and family members ditching the diapers in order to learn how to properly pee everywhere, and on any thing, that is […]

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The Long Bumpy Road

The Long Bumpy Road

I never wanted to be a mom. It was never my dream or desire to be a mother to one, let alone three, children. Now, I can’t imagine my life without them. Sleepy hugs and cuddles after nap time and wilting flowers from the lawn are what I live for. I love them with every […]

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