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New“I love you, honey... But I don't like you very much right now!”

The painful confession of a mama who thought all of this would be easier somehow

There I stood, in my daughter’s room, watching her sleep (at last!). My beautiful little angel. It was a scene right out of a fairy tale of perfect happiness... And yet I didn’t feel perfectly happy. This moment of peace was preceded by the usual drama.

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New“A happy mom is worth a thousand lollipops!”

Why you should get past the "selfish parent" myth and start thinking about yourself

Just when I thought nothing could interfere with the peaceful atmosphere at home, everything went downhill.

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NewDo you have any idea how much a skinned knee really hurts?

One playground misunderstanding that took me a long time to shake off

Don’t cry! You’re okay! You’re just fine!
A dark-haired little girl, about 4, wearing a pink kitten hoodie and sitting on the bench at the playground. Crying. Really going at it. One might even say wailing like a banshee.

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When they growl: “You mean, mean mommy! I don’t like you!”

Even the most beloved parent can get caught off guard. But it’s not the end of the world. See how Bara Hamblin handled it.

One particular evening I needed to get my boys to bed by a certain time. I went into it full of optimism, feeling sure we’d be able to agree with each other without a struggle. Usually it goes off without a hitch.

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