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Keep it Honest and Real

I view honesty in all forms as a great gift, and a symbol of trust. For me, this is the core of GNO. Each mom bringing her ‘self’...

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Don't Judge My Kids

Judging me is one thing. Judging my kids is a weapon that should never be used. There should be a warning alarm, a fire alarm...

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Unqualified Judges

Generally, in life you apply for and interview to get a job. But not the job of mom. I’m motivated to the degree I’d lay down my...

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Food Glorious Food

I don’t want to be judged on my baking skills. I’m too busy to imitate Betty Crocker and the only time I liked Martha Stewart was...

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Who Is Setting the Standards?

I don’t believe there is a best way to raise kids. I have four kids who are all different. Two are adopted, two are biological...

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Judging Moms: Part 1 of 5

Everyone makes assumptions. One time I yelled at my child for not making it to the wastebasket as she puked in the mall. Another...

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Wouldn't Trade It for the World

There were many nights, that I lost sleep. I would stay up all night thinking about the mom stories. These realities—the loss of...

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Ripper the Tiger

I went to NYC to run a booth in a book fair. I met an old friend, Louisa, for dinner at a funky midtown restaurant after a...

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It's Not All Facebook Fabulous

The strangest feeling pushed its way into my soul. That it had to be me at home raising ‘them’, the four ankle biters. That I...

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"I'm Free...Free Falling"

The day of my daughter’s surgery was the worst day of my life. We drove in silence, a silence so loud I could hear it. I was...

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The Ankle Biters

We face one of the great issues of our time. We grew and cultivated millions of achievement-oriented females then set them loose...

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Save Her When She's Drowning

Moms need other moms. It's a simple fact, and a complicated truth. Because it's hard for moms to ask for help, to admit we are...

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Best Part of Waking Up

Getting four kids up and out every day is a reckless endeavor my younger self never imagined and I'll never master it. Today, my...

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Mom Misdemeanors

My 13 year-old son was recently cast as a series regular in an upcoming show. He is the third of my four children. The role...

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Dull Moments?

I had a tough day today. Two of my four kids had no school due to a teacher development day so it should have been a simple and...

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Chinese New Year: Tips for Moms in the Monkey Year

February 8th kicks off the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, the first day of Chinese or Lunar New Year. The Year of the Monkey...

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The Puppy Trap

One moment of weakness and now I have a dog for twelve to fifteen years. I forgot how much work puppies are. We already have one...

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Disney Training for the DMV

Yesterday I took my son to get his driving permit at the DMV. There was no school for him due to a teacher development day. The...

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Is the Truth Overrated?

As parents, my husband and I have always insisted that telling the truth is critical. It is one of our most important rules. No...

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Humans Are Lucky

Today like every day, I wake up and think, “I'm lucky. I'm happy. I'm not going to get mad at my husband, my four kids or...

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Puppies, Passwords, and Parking

Most days, my husband asks me, “What did you do today?” I think really hard for a minute because I want to list things I...

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Nighttime Routine: Offense versus Defense

Most nights, the four kids and I arrive home, exhausted from another busy day. October seems like a long month. Sports...

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Is Drop Off Etiquette Realistic?

It's only a month into the new school year and I'm stressed out by the end of most days. Getting kids up and out in the morning...

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Moms, Let's Choose People over Sweaters

As all our kids go back to their fall routines, a mom's life gets complicated. My routine is a combination of my four...

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A Mom's Halloween Confession

We are still in the middle of back to school nights, sports are ramping up and homework is starting to roll in. But I...

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How to Initiate Productive Family Meetings

Now that the summer is winding down and school is around the corner for some and already here for others, there are going to be...

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Back to School

We need a bro code for moms...

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10 Tips for Moms to Survive the Holidays

We all know it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But there is so much pressure to create perfect moments and memories, give...

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20 Ways You Can Know For Sure You're a Mom

If there is anything about parenting that is for sure, it is that it is a roller coaster ride of highs and lows. Having a child...

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Social Media and Connecting with Your Child

Social networking is the most important communication channel for our teens and tweens. If you are not connected to their world...

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Living in 15-Minute Increments

I am the mother of four kids, aged eight to 14, and trying to launch a business. I live life in 15-minute increments...

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Raising a Difficult Child

I strive to be a great parent. I have moments of glory and others of massive doubt and worry. I constantly revisit the question...

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Let’s Go Back to School with the Mom’s Code

We are now in the throes of preparing for the kids to go back to school. I can see now that I will survive summer vacation, but...

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