Category Archives: Me Time

mothers+day

May 7, 2016 | No comments yet

Happy Mother’s Day

in Humor, Me Time

What’s your favorite funny Mother’s Day moment? 

My son’s card from school – what makes mom happy: bedtime

Indeed.

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mom+end+of+school+year

April 13, 2016 | 1 comment

Worst End-of-the-School-Year Mom

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

If you refuse to buy your kids new pants even though they are way too short because you know they’ll be wearing shorts in a few more days, then you are an end-of-the-school-year mom. Also, this is totally what I’m wearing to preschool drop-off. I’m the mom in the middle smoking a cig showing off my belly.

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April 8, 2016 | No comments yet

On Becoming a Writer

in Me Time

I allowed my husband to go a men-only ski trip with a bunch of middle-aged neighbors as long as he promised to tell me everything in an effort to gather material. He broke his collarbone on the slopes, rendering him one-armed for six weeks, and gave me only the tiniest morsels of gossip. Boy, did that plan backfire on me.

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am+writing

March 24, 2016 | No comments yet

#AmWriting #HuffPost

in Me Time

#AmWriting20 Signs You’ve Become a Work-From-Home Parent
I Never Let my Son Win
Jagged Little Pill: 20 Years Later and I’m Still Angry
 

 

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collarbone

March 11, 2016 | No comments yet

Week In Review

in Me Time

I’ve been branching out into lifestyle pieces recently in addition to the parenting subjects. My articles aren’t just for moms anymore. I’ve had another busy week, getting three posts published (two on the Huffington Post #HuffPost and one on Traveling Mom #TMOM):

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March 5, 2016 | No comments yet

Carissa Howard on the Huffington Post

in Me Time

My blog was featured on the Huffington Post this past week. Not once, but three different articles. In case you missed it, here they are, along with my bio:

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milestones

February 21, 2016 | 2 comments

14 Milestones Your Pediatrician Won’t Mention

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

2. On vacation, you can have a cocktail around the pool without imminent fear of drowning. I’ve had mine in formal swim lessons since 6-months old in order to accomplish this. My kids can now actually swim without assistance. Stay tuned – spring break is bound to be interesting.

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February 14, 2016 | No comments yet

Regardless of Political Affiliation, Can We All Agree to Shorten the Election Campaign Season?

in Me Time

Regardless of your political affiliation, we can all learn something from the Irish electoral process. Recently in Ireland, the general election for Parliament (“Dail”) and Prime Minister (Taoiseach”) was announced. The general election was announced on February 3rd and is scheduled for February 26, 2016, resulting in just a twenty-three day period in which candidates can be announced, selected, vetted, and voted upon.

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February 14, 2016 | No comments yet

Presidents’ Day / Snow Day Activity

in Activities, Holiday/Seasonal, Kid Time, Me Time

Indoor Zip Line.

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February 11, 2016 | No comments yet

Valentine’s Day Madness

in Holiday/Seasonal, Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

You probably won’t be pinning it to any Valentine’s day boards on Pinterest. Unless, of course, you have a board entitled, “Crap I send to school with kids.” If you do, please pin away. Pin away, ladies. Here’s my shoe box lovingly covered in wrinkled pink wrapping paper.

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