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How (not) to Write a PhD and be a (not so) Amazing Mama.

How (not) To Write A PhD

 When I am feeling my most discouraged and whipped by this PhD I tend to start listing mentally, everything that has happened in my life over the past 2.5 years that have made it impossible for me to “properly” get this thing done. Pathetic, I know- but somehow I think it is kind of a common “poor, poor, pitiful me” thing to do. But, I got to thinking a few days ago that, funnily enough, when I am feeling particularly buoyed and optimistic about getting this…

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Added by Shannon Holmes on April 5, 2016 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Easy to Make Gyro Meat

On Friday, while I was out shopping for eggs to color (by myself with no kids!) I decided to pick up a few other items as well.  Since it was Easter weekend and Monday night I was going to see my Big Gat Greek Wedding 2, I decided to make Gyros, made with LAMB!  My momma made this for dinner a few times when we were living with them while I had my broken leg.  When my mom makes this she uses chicken and turkey.  When I made it, I used Certified Angus Ground Beef, Ground Lamb, and Chicken.…

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Added by Stacey on April 4, 2016 at 9:46am — No Comments

A Lesson In Responsibility



Growing up my mother kept a clean and tidy home. She taught all five of us kids the importance of taking care of our things and the home. As an adult I get anxious at the site of… Continue

Added by Cascia on September 4, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Crib vs. Bed: When is it time for the Switch?

Many parents ask me how they know when it is the right time to move their little one from the crib to a toddler bed.   Unfortunately the answer is going to be different for everyone because every child is different.  The good news is that you will figure it out.

Any new stage and transition in your child’s life is difficult (for you both), but in time, it all settles in and makes perfect sense.  As always, Mommy Masters is here to support you and…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on May 19, 2015 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

How are you sleeping?

It’s 2 a.m., you’ve finally dozed off, and have peacefully drifted into the land of a clean house and well behaved children (Let me clarify...this is in your dreams). All of a sudden, something arouses you to a conscious state. You lie there with your eyes still closed and assess the situation (we’re moms and intuitive dads...we can…

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Added by Joy & Marie on August 26, 2014 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Our favorite pajamas for BIGGER babies! The first year.

We love baby pajamas around here – the full footie, long sleeve kind made out of the softest cotton. They are a necessity for my son, Grayson because of my sleep habits. I can’t sleep without the air conditioning on 72 degrees and poor Grayson has the coldest room in the house despite us closing the air duct into his room. To make up for it, he gets…

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Added by Marni Mutrux on November 8, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments

The Big T Coastal $250 Cash Giveaway – Ends 9/15/13

 
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Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

Potty Training Secrets: Learn Why I Am Hesitant to Switch My Toddler to Big Kid Underwear Until My Child Has Fewer Accidents

Many parents often times pressure their children to start potty training their child before they are fully ready.  Potty training before your child is ready can cause unnecessary stress for both you and your toddler.  With all three of my kids, I waited until they were ready to potty train before I even attempted it.  A…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 16, 2013 at 11:56pm — No Comments

When Should I Transition My Toddler to A Big Bed?

Many parents wonder when is the perfect time to transition their baby from their crib into a toddler bed or regular bed.  As a mom, I can’t give you a perfect answer because each child is different and is ready to move into a regular bed at different ages.  You know your child best and can gauge when you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 21, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY KID IS SAYING HE'S HUNGOVER!?!



This story takes place a couple of years ago when Jake was in 3rd grade and ranks a magnitude 10 on the Richtor scale of embarrassment. This was when I was working again full time and less hopeless (I joke). Anyway, Craig and I usually spent our weekends…

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Added by Jennifer Weilk on March 9, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Storming the Gates in the Mornings

It's official! Trying to get my kids ready for school is like waging a full fledged war on time-management! Let me break down this morning's routine as we prepare to breach the castle like some sort of crazed screaming barbarians. And yes, someone will be calling to confirm my reservation at the nut…

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Added by Jennifer Weilk on March 7, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Meet My Loving Dysfunctional Family

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Added by Jennifer Weilk on March 6, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Do You Have A Dream? Don't Quit- My Baby Product Journey





Do you have a dream?  Do you want to create a new mom inspired baby product? Write a book? record a song, start your Etsy business?  Whatever that dream may be I've learned the single most important ingredient to making that dream a reality is never ever QUIT.  Sometimes you may have to adjust that dream but don't every give…

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Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on December 6, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

The Most Difficult Conversation with a 10 year old: Why Daddy had to leave

Three years ago I made the decision to let go of the man I had spent 14 years building a life with. It was a decision I made over the course of two years; battling with myself and those close to me who saw the destruction the relationship was creating in my life and in my spirit. It was really awful in the end. But it's over, and I'm happier.

But my children are not.

In fact, for 3 years, my 10 year old son has been unhappy, frustrated, violent, ill-mannered. I have gone…

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Added by Anasthia on October 11, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The House & Other Updates.

NEW POST: "The House & Other Updates." - Read about the crazy lady who is currently renting our soon to be home.

 

Added by Danielle on May 29, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Mother’s Day Strangers

One Lucky Mama!

A couple of weeks ago, my bad-breathing baby landed us in the Trauma Room in the Emergency at our local hospital. On about his fifth Ventolin treatment, a woman was brought into the bed beside us.

The woman was explaining her symptoms as they were…

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Added by Julie Cole on May 11, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Vasectomy Clinic

often speak about how I do not have the “I’m done” gene when it comes to babies. Whenever I have a newborn, I think, “Yeah, I could do this one more time”. The problem is, I say that EVERY time – whether it’s baby #1 or baby #6.

As a result of my gene-lacking situation, some…

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Added by Julie Cole on April 27, 2011 at 4:44pm — 1 Comment

Dodging 40



On March 5th, 1971 I was born. Yep, I just turned 40. All year I was talking about the big birthday bash we were going to have at our house – it was going to be quite the event! But the closer my birthday got, the more the idea of throwing a party became one big headache. So I started saying that I would have a party when the weather improved. When friends and family asked, I…

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Added by Julie Cole on April 13, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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