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Employee Evaluation for Stay-at-Home Moms
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I’m a stay-at-home mom. Mostly. I write things and sometimes people pay me. I will not go on and on about getting questions like, “Do you work?” because of course I work. We all do. Whether we’re freelance writing at home, digging ditches, or caring for our children, it’s work. So, yes, I work, but for the bulk of my work I don’t get...
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Battle 4 copy
by  |  posted under Family, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
  If the above picture makes you laugh, it does me too.  But it didn't at the time, in fact, about 30 minutes before that picture was taken, there was a huge battle being waged about what NOT to wear in public.  You can see who won that battle. The thing I love about parenting, and writing about parenting, is that I'm always learning...
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kara hard things featured image
by  |  posted under Girls, Inspiration, Parenting
My kids love candy. And it seems as though every holiday, party and even minor event they are bombarded with even more candy.  So it came as quite a surprise when our daughter approached us asking to make a candy deal. Her friend's parents were offering a big prize if she could go without candy for several months, and our daughter wanted the...
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kathryn home movie life featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Parenting
One day this fall, I spent several hours watching home videos. It started with one, but like Lindt Truffles, cashews, and handbags on clearance, you can never stop with just one. Each video I watched made me more nostalgic, filled me with more longing for simpler times, times when the kids were littler, when their problems were easily solved...
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nicolette what kind of mom featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
    I'd never heard the term helicopter parent until I was accused of being one in a comment here.  Apparently I was one due to my no-sleepover rule. Rather than be upset by this accusation, I began to wonder--what is this thing they speak of...this "helicopter parent?"  So I dug deeper;  if I'm going to be labeled...
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It's always hard to see your kids go through disappointments like we did this week at our house.  Whether they are 3 or 12 or 18 I think all kids could use some confidence boosters!  I think helping them fill up their confidence "bucket" is a great tool to have, that way when those disappointments come, and they always do, they have that...
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Oh mama featured
by  |  posted under Beauty, Family, Giveaways & Sponsored Posts, Parenting, Time Management, Uncategorized
Being a mama can be totally awesome, utterly exhausting, and one heck of an emotional roller coaster with plenty of ups and downs.  I think we can all agree that having a support system is a must.  When I get together with my girlfriends or meet other moms for playdates, we love to chat about kids, fashion, parenting, the best places to buy...
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Nicolette raise grateful kids featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Holiday, Inspiration, Parenting, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized
Growing up, there were many instances I was convinced I had the meanest parents in the world. I was expected to walk the half-mile to school when a lot of other kids got front-door service.  And yes, it WAS uphill, and yes, there was most often snow!  Mean. On many occasions, I was told, "No." No, I couldn't have that new life-sized...
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11 ways to be a #nowmom e-book
by  |  posted under Family, Holiday, Inspiration, Mother's Day, Parenting
We are so excited about this book! Our site was founded on our tag line: better mothers. better wives. better women. howdoesshe.com Better mothers is the theme of our new e-book... It is only $12.99! With your purchase you also get 3 Free gifts! (see bottom of post) For most moms, life can be defined as before kids, and after kids....
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bedtime featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Fun With Kids, Parenting
When my first baby was young, bedtime was a joyous, nurturing ritual. It stretched on and on for an hour or more. There was a bath and lotion, punctuated by lots of cooing and kisses. We then moved on to dressing her up in the cutest, softest possible pajamas. Eventually there were stories and prayers, songs and goodnight games. We snuggled. We...
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