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The Reward and the Exhausted Mommy

The Tackler responds well to short-term goals and challenges. Especially if they come with an added reward. Sure, some might call them “bribes”, but as they exist prior to any bad behavior occurring (as opposed to “stop this and you … Continue reading

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Oh, So THAT is Why You Were Screaming…

It happened. I can’t believe it. Something so small, yet almost as evil as The Evil Cough. Something capable of bringing anyone to tears. It brought a new level of understanding to motherhood. You see, I have an ear infection. I … Continue reading

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Celebrating Year Six: The End of an Era

I am a mess, ready to burst into nostalgic tears. I am now the mother of a six-year-old. That isn’t the exact reason I am a mess. It is because at 3 PM Tuesday, this was my big six-year-old… ….and … Continue reading

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