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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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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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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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Divorce Suxs..

  There are no good or bad divorces… friendly maybe, but good?…. Not so much and mines would be no exception to that rule.  What the heck is going on I’ve asked myself repeatedly over the past few weeks?  It seems we make 2 steps forward and 3 steps back.   I’m talking about the external manifestation of divorce on children.  Its  ...

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Friend or parent?

I’m not your Friend… I’m your parent!  How many times have you uttered those words?  I think I’ve had a slight change of heart to that phrase or shall I say let me append that phrase.  Here’s why.  I’m glad and still a wee bit uncomfortable but more thankful that he decided to hesitantly, almost dreadfully have a conversation with me about SEX over the  ...

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Over the TOP or not?

You’re too fancy for me!……. Is it really the children who are over the top or did the parents make them that way?  I saw a headline on yahoo about rapper Lil Wayne having this all out super Sweet 16 party for daughter which ended with her getting 2 really fancy High End vehicles… AT 16!!!   I guess if you got it.. you get it?    That article made  ...

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courage

I awakened on Sunday to a tv program that inspired me to write this entry.  It’s a little different but my spirit has driven me to write so here goes.  A word that kept popping up was courage.  I started thinking about what courage looked like for me and in my life.  I began to think in terms of my sons, my marriage, my relationships, my family at  ...

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Say hello to my little friend!

Sometimes I crack myself up.   I don’t know where I come up with the foolishness that I do, all in the name of parenting.  It seems 2 out of 3 of my sons have/had the same issues.  They are a bit hyper and when they get bored they tend to act up in class, and then there are times when they unconsciously do things like hum or make sounds that I think  ...

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