Mommyhood

THE MISADVENTURE (POTTY) TALKS

"Bowel training is the best!" said no Mom, ever.  (No seriously who says bowel training?) Do you want to know what I really do love? Ok maybe not love but certainly don't mind? Diapers.  It's true! Diapers are easy peasy compared to a toddler that constantly needs to be near a toilet.  Car rides become a nightmare. ...

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Travel

HOW TO GET A PASSPORT FOR KIDS: A 45 STEP MIM GUIDE

Tell kids you are flying to another country.  Realize children are Ethnocentric and can't comprehend what that means. Draw a map that looks like Waldseemuller's rendition in 1507.  Make mental note to take art class.   Explain to children they will need to take 2 planes to get there, try new foods, be open to new ...

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Mommyhood

THE MISADVENTURE TALKS: “YOU’RE A MEAN GIRL”

Mom-shame.  Most definitely the worst kind of shame out there because like come-on don't judge me.  No one is perfect.  We are all trying to figure it out.  And we've all been there, right?  Why the face. Here's a little excerpt from a blog post I wrote in 2012 dubbed "Tales From A Competitive Mommy .... (Errr, ...

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Life & Style, Local Corner

A MOTHER’S DAY WISH (OR 2, OR 3…)

Mother's Day is my favorite day.  I wake up feeling lucky and go to bed feeling loved.  I do my favorite things like hike and explore rocks on the beach with the kids.  I kiss and hug them a thousand times.   I turn my computer off and turn my listening ears on.  I enjoy a Mimosa and ...

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