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Mom Tinder

Mom Tinder Peanut App

So recently I became aware of an app called Peanut.  Peanut is essentially an app to connect with other moms. You’re supposed to be able to find “like-minded mamas near you,” or my friend Jill refers to as “Mom Tinder.” I was absolutely horrified. I never participated in the online dating craze and the whole thing leaves me feeling pretty …

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Realistic Parenting Styles

Like many who came before me, my theoretical parenting style (“Understanding Mom” with a touch of “I-Work-And-Don’t-Have-Time-For-This-Shit”) differs greatly from the style I’ve finally adopted (a cross between “Everything’s on Fire!” and “I-Made-This-Shit-With-My-Own-Two-Motherfucking-Hands”). As I’ve grown older, I’ve become more comfortable being myself. I’ve found parents more like me and tossed the inauthentic, insufferable bitches in the discard pile. About …

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Work smarter, not harder

The last five years or so have brought modern conveniences that have been criticized by judgmental moms and crazy single people that think they have a busy life but have no idea what being responsible for another human being is like.

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Resisting

Sure, some days I’m happy if my daughter brushed the crust off of her teeth in the morning. Some days I go to sleep after my daughter leaves for school, making sure to be awake before she comes home so she thinks I did “mom shit” all day when I really just napped away my problems.