Orphanage Mode: What to do when it's sick season
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Orphanage Mode: What to do when it's sick season

You've been up all night, your kids just thew up up last night's dinner, your stomach starts to turn and you can't tell if it's because of what you just witnessed or if it's the real deal. Either way, you're not getting sick.

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It's a doggy-dog world
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It's a doggy-dog world

OMG! I just read that there's a miniature poodle that lived to be 27 years old. I can't decide if that's a good or bad thing as I watch one of the twins chase our dog, who has escaped out the back door.

Ideas for Valentine's Day
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Ideas for Valentine's Day

As I prep for Valentine's Day festivities, aka having the boxes and treats ready for all four kids, I realize why St. Valentine was stoned to death and beheaded. This holiday is the worst!

Swimming with the fishes
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Swimming with the fishes

Today I killed three out of four of our fish. Apparently the bigger bottle of water softener doesn't have the squeezie feature and it poured into the bowl a bit heavy. Instead of pouring it all out, I split it between bowls and heavily diluted it thinking that it would probably be fine. I was wrong.

You are my favorite
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You are my favorite

Thinking about death can be sad and not always good to dwell on, but it can sometimes be helpful. It can help us express ourselves, live in the now and say what needs to be said.

Are you the worst mom ever?
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Are you the worst mom ever?

Have you ever been called the worst mom ever? Take comfort in knowing you're not alone and also that you are not the worst mom in the world. You know it and they know it.

Girl drama: Advice for my daughters
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Girl drama: Advice for my daughters

We've been through some girl drama over the years and I'm sure this is only the tip of the iceberg. I'd like to tell my daughter that it will get better but I've got a thing about lying. So here is my advice for all my girls.

Political parenting: Don't be a jackwagon
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Political parenting: Don't be a jackwagon

The only thing I despise more than politics is conflict so as you can imagine, the last few weeks have been a delight.

Our 'Fair Game Food' policy
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Our 'Fair Game Food' policy

My mom sometimes takes the kids out for some one-on-one time. The other day, it was the boy's turn and they ended their date with ice cream. On the way home he decides he couldn't possibly finish, so he asked my mom to take it home. She told him to just take it and put it in the freezer and finish it later. He explained how that wouldn't work because of our "fair game" policy.

Much needed medicine and the battle of wills
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Much needed medicine and the battle of wills

Tonight was an epic battle of wills in a fight that I will entitle Amateur Hour, as it lasted what felt like an hour and left me feeling like a crap parent.

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