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Mom vs. Jess: Summer Vacation

Jess First is the small twinge of fear that comes with getting on a plane As soon as those wheels hit the ground of the vacation destination Relaxation ensues Our first and only trip together before having kids Of course, at the time, we had no idea what would happen in the next year Upon… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Summer Vacation

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Mom vs. Jess: How My Clothes Get Ruined

Jess: Casey and I thought we would try separating Our clothes, I mean With this method, we could bleach our whites With new clothes from Christmas We wanted to keep whites white and colors vibrant It worked at first Until the day the bleach cap wasn't fully secured over the spout And the entirety of the… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: How My Clothes Get Ruined

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Mom vs. Jess: Singing in the Car

Jess Casey and I take a drive No matter where (my parents' house or his) We plug in the tunes and belt our favorites Doesn't matter what the content of the song is Lyrically, we drop "f" bombs left and right Musically, the bass and volume are up Going through Pandora or playlists The next… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Singing in the Car

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Mom vs. Jess: Getting a Puppy

Jess My dad gave me some money for my 20th birthday Burning a hole in my pocket After a lovely meal at Red Lobster We found ourselves at the pet store Looking at sheltie puppies We weren't going to get one Until a random older women approaches Her brother's sheltie just had puppies Throwing all logic out the… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Getting a Puppy

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Mom vs. Jess: Buying New Electronics

Jess The new iPhone** came out a while ago I get hand-me-down phones from my mom Even so The second that phone is hooked up Excitement pulses through my fingertips Oh, the apps I could download The songs I could jam to Endless possibilities! Setting it up isn't a hassle It's a ritualistic process Making… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Buying New Electronics

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Guest Blogger: 10 Ways 90’s Rap Helps Me Stay Fly

By PrettyFlyForAWhiteMom https://prettyflyforawhitemom.wordpress.com Parenting can be hard. That's an overstatement, and also a statement that is overused. What can we do as parents to get through it all, raise some respectable kiddos, and have a little fun at the same time? The answer, my friends is easy. Just push play, and let the music be… Continue reading Guest Blogger: 10 Ways 90’s Rap Helps Me Stay Fly

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Mom vs. Jess: Inner Voice

Jess When working out I have an inner voice The one that's supposed to push me when I can't go on Well mine creates excuses to stop My inner voice has the best reasons You walked far to the car today at the store Why workout on top of that? You never worked out before Why start now?… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Inner Voice

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Guest Blogger: 5 Quick Mom Hacks

By Marisa Meg Olsen, Girl Loves Food As a new mother of a six-month-old, I realize I may be considered a novice, but I do have some tips that have helped us survive this crazy time. Family Nap Time As mothers, we know sleep is basically gold. If there is ever a time to squeeze… Continue reading Guest Blogger: 5 Quick Mom Hacks

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Guest Blogger: Funny, Sad and True Mom Hacks

By Brandy Christeson, Wordsmith Mama As moms, we’ve been through it all. Between the chaos of diaper changes and erratic meal times, we’ve had to learn a few tips and tricks for survival. Sometimes these tricks are sad or gross, but all of the time they are down right hilarious. Most moms can relate to these… Continue reading Guest Blogger: Funny, Sad and True Mom Hacks