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Taking One for the Team

  I’m sure I’m not the only parent who has gone through this. While this is deeply private and personal, the whole goal of GOODMOMBADWIFE is to keep it real and share in experiences good/bad or ugly. We’ve all heard the expression “Take One For The TEAM” and have used the phrase at some point in our personal or  ...

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Kid Etiquette

We often here the etiquette and think of girls/women/table manners, but after an experience this weekend I think I may have discovered a new form …  KID Etiquette.  My kids often get on my case and label me as “DOING TO MUCH” when they ask can they visit a friend, go hang out at the mall or movies with a friend or sleep over at friends  ...

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FEELING STUCK

   “I feel stuck” said my coworker who has been with the company for just under 30 years.  She literally graduated High School and started working for the company.  Along the way she has had many positions and roles.  She’s learned enough skills to prehaps be extremely marketable in the outside “world”.. meaning if she  ...

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After the love is GONE

While sad but true, crazy yet realistic there are things that happen during the throes or separation or after divorce that are key indicators that there may be some feeling still there.  The desire to hurt the other person mislabeled as “getting back” at them or just simply put control.  I’ve always said he/she with no control over a  ...

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Nothing New under the sun

     Over the past few weeks/months I’ve been working with my 75 year old uncle-in-law on my renovation project.  He’s an interesting character in his own right and has equally out of control characters as friends or partners in crime who share talents in all things home construction. On this particular day  as we were laying tile he out of  ...

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Innocence.. the power of words.

Reflections  from a mother of school aged kids.      Something adults could probably learn from too. The POWER OF WORDS. My baby son had an incident recently at the school where something he said was misconstrued and twisted to a degree of Teacher intervention. Now I’m not one of those parents who is in denial about how “busy” and  ...

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Is it just me?

I think I need a “re-up” on parenting 301.  Everyday its something new that I’m discovering.  The kids never cease to amaze me by the things they say and do, which means in return I have to UP my parent game.  It’s a truly different time and world, one I don’t think our parents would’ve survived.   The issues the kids  ...

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Does it get better with time?

     The old adage is that time heals all wounds.  …  so naturally I thought the same would apply for divorce and post-divorce life, but I seem to be wrong.   While it’s been a good 5 or so years since the divorce and each of us have moved on… or have we?, I expected a certain level of respect and diplomacy but those words would be  ...

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Expiration Dates

       To everything there is a season and reason… or so the saying goes.  I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while because it seems that while change is a normal and natural part of life, we aren’t always ready nor prepared for it.  Most everything in life has an expiration date, food, home goods, animals and people.  We  ...

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GoodMom is BAaaaack!

After thinking and praying and just following my inner spirit, I decided to relaunch the sight.  Lots has happened since my last post.  I got re-married, my eldest son is in College and trying to figure out the world as a 20 year old which means indirectly he is wearing me out totally!  Let’s not exclude my completely out of his mind 14 year old  ...

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