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5 Reasons To Overpay Your Best Babysitter

All hail the great babysitters!! {we’re not woooorthyyyy!!!} If you (like me) have no extended-family help within a day’s driving distance, then extra Cheers. I see you and I feel your pain. Somewhere around the birth of my second babe, I arrived at a simple conclusion: a great, reliable sitter who my kids love, is […]

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Easy Glitter Play-Doh for Us Less-Pinteresty Types

So, it’s still hot out. (That’s the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You’re welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who don’t begin school for a few more weeks… The bigger siblings who might be marginally helpful at entertaining said preschoolers are headed to the classroom and mamas be like: What do I […]

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Down With “Should”

Dear “Should”, I am so over you. “Should“. You are a burden. You are intrusive. You are the source of Mommy Wars and exhaustion, laughably high standards and soul-deadening guilt. You are wearying. You are unwelcome. “Should“. I am so much more than your bleak message. We moms are strategic, intelligent, purposeful, caring, giving and raw. […]

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Retirement Saving for the Stay-at-Home Mom

When you’re working full-time, it’s easy to put retirement savings on auto-pilot: sign up for the 401(k) plan at work, have your contribution deducted from your paycheck, and (hopefully) watch the account grow. But when you make the decision to be a stay-at-home mom, you still need a plan for saving for retirement. Just because a […]

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7 Things I Thought Were Easy Before I Became “MOM”

Sometimes motherhood means making sacrifices… or at least, adjustments. I believe that every stage of life carries the ability to challenge us, but I think you’ll agree that the changes introduced by joining Motherhood are unique in their scope. In light of Mother’s Day Month (because let’s call a spade “a spade”: it should at minimum last a month), […]

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