Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening

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Some things should be scary

Some things should be scary

on Apr 17, 2016

Don’t worry, no one is getting hurt. But moms everywhere understand why I had to resort to cheap laundry scare tactics. When my youngest daughter graduated from high school, I released my first book, Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening, a fun little book with an all-too-relatable back story:...

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3 Ways to Get Out of Doing Laundry

3 Ways to Get Out of Doing Laundry

on Apr 7, 2016

I raised children who would do anything to get out of doing laundry. I know they don’t come out of the womb this way, so I take some responsibility. And I have spent the last few years desperately trying to correct my bad parenting. With my daughters now 20 and 22, I am throwing in the towel . . . the wet towel I found on top of my daughter’s favorite jeggings. (I...

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I Miss My Kids When They’re Home For the Holidays

I Miss My Kids When They’re Home For the Holidays

on Nov 21, 2015

. By Becky Blades No mother should be surprised to see very little of her grown children when they come home for summer college breaks and holidays. We learn this quickly the hard way. Our budding adults want to see friends and to try out their new independence on their old playgrounds. We get it, right? We’re ready. I have been surprised to find it’s more...

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10 Messages All Sports Should Leave With Us

10 Messages All Sports Should Leave With Us

on Nov 1, 2015

. by Becky Blades My hometown baseball team, the Kansas City Royals, surprised everyone last year when after decades of disappointing seasons, they made it all the way to the 7th game of the World Series. It was the kind of Cinderella story we love talking about with our kids and neighbors. This year, the Royals came back to write the next chapter – to take their...

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