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Looking for Me

Written by Lee Oh it was supposed to be sooooo fantastic. My day off from work. A day with my babies. A happy mama buzzing around in the morning with no place to be, just making lunches, attempting to braid some wispy hair, sitting on the floor to help with shoes, not feeling rushed to get out of the house myself, smiley kisses as they hopped into the van with daddy and promises to pick them up from school. And after homework and a snack, we would head out on an adventure of epic Thursday afternoon proportions. A trip to the mall to find some dresses to wear for...
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Coming Clean on My Thankfulness

Written by Kath, a mom without a blog When my husband and I were first married, I only used on the weekends. We both worked full time during the week, so I limited my use to Saturday or Sunday only. It was all I needed at the time. Once our first child was born, I found that I needed to use during the week as well. I just couldn’t seem to make it to the weekend; so inevitably, I’d have to use mid-week. That’s what happens when you have kids, I guess. Fast forward 15 years and 3 kids later and I have to admit, I use almost daily. I just can’t help it. I NEED to....
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Memories of My Former Life in a Stack of

Written by Karen, a mom without a blog What do the books on my shelf say about ME? As we all know in the world of supermoms, one of the most important things to remember is that after the day of taking care of your brood, you absolutely need to spend a little time on yourself. Those end of the day moments where we do whatever it is we do to unwind and discover peace…. Truly, I would love to be able to spend some time at night to light some scented candles, bathe, take care of neglected hygiene issues, watch some TV or a good movie. But really, I just only want to...
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Hallelujuah! An Incentive Chart for Kids

Written by Lee I’ve written about this before. Charts. And how in the past they have mainly been imaginary ones. Where if my kids did something awesome, I would suddenly proclaim “Hooray! I’m giving you a good mark on your chart!” And they would say “Yay!” Even though there was no chart. They were young enough to accept my pretend reward chart games. I guess. Other times, I would make a chart and start keeping track of their good deeds but due to my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants parenting style, I would have trouble sticking with...
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Spooky Stockings, Happy Pumpkins and I&#

Written by Lee What a Monday it is over here. Frantic and new. Rushing around like I usually do but with a fresh adventure in my immediate sight. Immediate as in now. Like I shouldn’t even be sitting here typing this post. I have to get ready. I am starting work again after being home with the kids for almost two years. Yikes. I’m not gonna ramble on about all that this means to me and how it’s affecting me, mainly my heart, but for now I will say that for those of you who don’t know, I work freelance in reality/non-fiction television and...
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Affiliate Friday: Heather of the EO on B

Happy Friday! And it’s a happy one indeed…. I am super psyched to kick-off MWOB’s brand new feature called “Affiliate Friday” where we feature a blogger who is a devoted affiliate of Moms without Blogs and who supports our mission out here in the blogosphere. We’re a virtual community of kindred spirits and in an effort to actually get to know each other a little more, “Affiliate Friday” was born. Today’s first affiliate voice comes from a woman and writer I simply adore. I totally remember when I first read her a...
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Perfect Moms, Walking Clichés, and Wal-

Happy Wednesday MWOB readers! Today, we are introducing a new voice who contacted me because of our “Join MWOB” tab where I encourage moms without blogs to let me know if they want to write. Even though in the blogosphere it seems EVERY MOM has a blog, Amanda is one of the zillion moms who don’t. But she writes. And she has a voice yearning to be heard like the rest of us. She’s also a mom of four and a student so she doesn’t really have the time to sustain her own blog – for now. I am thrilled to introduce Amanda writing her...
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A Weekend of A Marine Layer Fog of Mothe

Written by Lee I realize that I spend too much of my mothering days in a haze. A brain fog. A preoccupied state of mind with zillions of lists and to-dos racing through my head. A step away. An inability to live in the moment. With a look in my eyes and a smile on my face that may seem a tad distant. Am I here? Can anyone really grasp me as I fluctuate between guiding and ordering and forcing and bribing and smiling and yelling and crying and folding and cleaning and moving? Always moving. There’s no stillness in this gig of motherhood. Except maybe, just...
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Mother’s Little Helpers: A Story o

Okay. I love my friend Karen. For so many reasons. And after reading this post, I love her even more. For always telling like it is and for being so willing to share her struggle and her soul in this space. I hope you take the time to read her post. Written by Karen, a mom without a blog What’s a mom to do when she can’t help herself? It was one of the worst pains I think I’ve ever felt, save for childbirth. It was this searing, clenching, doubled-over kind of pain. It squeezed my heart and absolutely took my breath away. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the first...
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Craigslist, Good People, and Dave Matthe

Written by Lee I’ve written before in this post about strangers how I generally have a clean slate mentality about people in life.  Like why not give them the benefit of the doubt? Like most people cruising around the world truly are good people so why not operate from that belief instead of assuming that people are out to screw you.   Well, even though I try to put my clean slate foot forward, there have been plenty of instances where life has thrown me a curve ball and I realize that my trusting instinct has become jaded. In my recent Expressing Motherhood...

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