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So this is Motherhood- How to fend off a Mommy Meltdown

So this is Motherhood- How to fend off a Mommy Meltdown

Guest blog post by: Shannon Day We parents are more than familiar with the Evening Cyclone. It strikes weekdays between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 pm. I’m not just talking about the mess.  I’ m referring to the routine involved in those hectic hours leading up to bedtime. I’m talking about the endless flow(…)

My Online Soul Mate. What eHarmony Can’t Tell Me

My Online Soul Mate. What eHarmony Can’t Tell Me

Originally published on January 18th, 2013.  We enjoyed it so much we had to run it again in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s one of my most plaguing questions….would eHarmony, the online matchmaking service that claims responsibility for five percent of U.S. marriages, match me with my husband of nearly 16 years?  If the two(…)

Does Anyone Want to go with me to the Bathroom?

Does Anyone Want to go with me to the Bathroom?

It was a day just like any other.  I was crossing items off my to do list, when it hit me.  I have to go to the bathroom.  This somehow sent a magical beacon out into the LiBrandi stratosphere, informing my children that now is the ideal time to ask me the litany of questions(…)

Five Signs You’re a Mom

Five Signs You’re a Mom

In case having little children follow you around, calling you “mommy” or having food stains on your shirt or finding a DS game cartridge or odd barrette in your purse isn’t enough to help you fully grasp your momhood, here are some other signs that typically highlight the fact that we aren’t women living the(…)

School Dances, Making Lunch and Flat Irons

School Dances, Making Lunch and Flat Irons

I woke up last week and realized that I am living with a daughter who is growing up.  It started with her coming downstairs after getting ready for school, hair flat ironed, lip gloss applied, asking for a cup of coffee (with about three cups of added flavored creamer because she doesn’t actually like coffee,(…)

Sleepless in Dayton, Ohio

Sleepless in Dayton, Ohio

As if I wasn’t cranky enough, I opened an older magazine to find out from Dr. Oz that out of the 10 worst things I can do for my health, number two is not getting enough sleep.  Really?  It’s only topped by sitting all day.  And, if you’re sleep deprived, you are probably spending your waking(…)