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06/07

2013

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Toddler* Party Ideas

by RealMomofNJ on June 07, 2013 in Parent Stuff, Random Info, Tips

RealGirl’s fourth birthday is coming. It seems that this is the birthday kids start celebrating with their friends and not their families. *sniffle* Already? I thought I had at least until she was 8.

I need toddler* party ideas.

I want a party that is:

Fun

Easy

Affordable

Physical

Not at my house

 

I don’t want a…

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05/20

2013

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The Tampons in Manderstanding’s Shoes (and Other Dad Stuff)

I go on and on about mom and female perspectives on this blog. I’ve listed a bazillion things I love about motherhood on the RealMomofNJ Facebook page and have pinned adorable mom sayings and inspirations on Pinterest. However, I have never touched upon a dad’s POV. I’ve never delved into what fathers feel, think, or like about…

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05/15

2013

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10 Reasons My Body Image Is Better After Having Kids

by RealMomofNJ on May 15, 2013 in Guest Post, Humor, Mom Stuff

As I prepare to don a bikini for the first time this season, I’m thinking a lot about body image. I’m thinking a lot about how mine is actually better since having kids. Ain’t nobody got time to stress about a little cellulite or the size of their ass after they have kids. But it isn’t just that I…

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05/14

2013

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Preparing for a Vacation Without the Kids

by RealMomofNJ on May 14, 2013 in Parent Stuff, Schedules, Tips, Travel

One day to Grown-Up Vacation and counting!

My dad and stepmother will be staying at our house with the kids and pets while RealDad and I away. There is a ton of prep that goes into preparing for a vacation without the kids. It’s work getting everything set for the grandparents so they can take over our daily routine in…

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05/09

2013

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How Many Days of Torture Would You Make Your Baby Endure?

by RealMomofNJ on May 09, 2013 in Parent Stuff, Safety Info

So RealBoy has his third ISR lesson last night. It was only slightly better than his second lesson, which was actually worse than his first. The problem is undoubtedly that the instructor is a stranger; he LOVES the water otherwise. He now starts to cry as soon as he sees the pool, and he doesn’t really let up…

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05/06

2013

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What’s Your Greatest Accomplishment As A Parent?

by RealMomofNJ on May 06, 2013 in Life Lessons, Parent Stuff

I think that moms and dads spend too much time worrying about what they’re not accomplishing as parents and not enough time high-fiving themselves for what they have accomplished. So, right now, as of this moment, what do you consider your greatest accomplishment as a parent? Really, take a second to consider this and give yourself some credit for…

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05/02

2013

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RealMomofNJ’s Top 5 (OK, 6) Mother’s Day Gifts

by RealMomofNJ on May 02, 2013 in Holidays, Mom Stuff

All of a sudden, everything on Pinterest is about Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day gifts, crafts, ideas, brags, etc. So, uh, yeah. Mother’s Day is coming.

RealDad is a last-minute shopper, so I try to throw him ideas for presents or nice gestures whenever possible to avoid the frenzied holiday rush. He may not mind hastily selecting a gift for me or paying…

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