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Do any of y’all have a picky eater in your house? I do.

Well, my kids aren’t so much “picky” as they are selective. They’ll eat chicken nuggets on day and rave about how good they are. The next day, however, they will declare that nuggets are disgusting (blasphemy!) and the only thing they want is dried spaghetti noodles that rolled under the cupboard two weeks ago.

I know I can’t be the only parent who’s dealt with this, because the folks over at YouTube channel The Dad have made a hilarious video featuring the trials of a picky eater, parodied of the show we all know and love: Fixer Upper.

 

Demo day for the pb&j!

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Hey ladies. This weekend while doing laundry I had a revelation and now its turning into a revolution. I just need a small army of XX chromosomes to back me up. I know we are usually divided on so many subjects: politics, religion, which Bachelor contestant should get a rose…but today, we must all unite against our common enemy: the built-in camisole bra.

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Seriously, who are these “bras” helping?! They’re basically like an Oklahoma congressman toward teachers: completely unsupportive.  They either let The Girls hang so low you’ve pretty much got a plumber’s crack on your chest OR they smoosh everything together so that you’ve got the dreaded uni-boob.

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These deceptive articles of clothing may say that they come equipped with straps for “easy adjusting” but DO NOT BE FOOLED! They will do nothing but fill you with false hope and just end up letting you down, if you catch my drift. Yes, I know; the thought of wearing a shirt without that pesky bra strap sneaking out sounds tempting, but do not trust the enemy!

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And while we’re talking about failures in fashion, what’s with the built-in bra’s cousin “built-in underwear”? I have a few pairs of running shorts with underwear already in them. WHO IS NOT WEARING UNDERWEAR WHILE RUNNING?! Why would the creators of these shorts think I need TWO sets of underwear? After working out in the Oklahoma heat, its difficult enough to peel my shorts off of my sweaty, stuck-together thighs and they want to add another hurdle?! Just stop. Stop with the “built-in” crap. Let me have my spaghetti straps without the extra hindrance and give me shorts that won’t make me feel like I’m putting on Spanx to hit the treadmill.

Unite with me, ladies!

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Hey, Momma! Looking for something to do with the kiddos this Independence Day that isn’t popping fireworks? I’ve rounded up some awesome American-themed activities (thanks, Pinterest!) to keep your kiddos busy and in the patriotic spirit!

Playdough to Plato has an amazing exploding pop rocket activity that’s not only fun, but also educational!

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I know some moms are 110% done with making slime, but for those of you that aren’t, check out this Star Spangled Slime from I Can Teach My Child!

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Summer is great time to do messy crafts outdoors! The kids get to go crazy and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up after them! This shaving cream firework craft (also from I Can Teach My Child) can be done in the backyard and then cleaned up with a run through the sprinkler! Everybody wins!

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Learning 4 Kids has an awesome way for kiddos that may not like the sound of firecrackers to still get in on the fun! Plus, you probably have all the necessary items already!

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Would you rather keep the festivities simple? Babies to Bookworms has a great list of Fourth of July books that will keep your kid’s attention and let them learn!

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Have you done any of these crafts? What’s your favorite way to spend the Fourth? Share in the comments below!

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I’ve said it a thousand times before and Imma say it again: motherhood is hard. Not only because we’ve created tiny versions of ourselves that know how to outwit and outlast us with their never-ending supply of energy, but also because of our worst enemy: ourselves. We put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves as well as other moms.

I’m not too proud to admit that I have done my fair share of mom-shaming. I’ve seen the mom with an unruly toddler at Target and thought, “Sheesh, make that kid quiet down! Be a frickin’ parent!” And I’ve also been the mom with an unruly toddler and felt judgmental eyes on me. Its not fun. Its not cool. And I have been working on doing better. This video making the rounds on Facebook has actually been a kick in the pants to me to 1. Stop putting so much pressure on myself and 2. Stop putting unknown expectations on other moms. Just watch this video and you’ll be able to relate:

 

Let’s choose kindness, Mommas!

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Last week, me, my parents, my sister, and my kiddos went on a road trip to Mount Rushmore. At first, I was worried that I would end the trip in a straight jacket.

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But, it actually turned out to be not that bad! Of course, there were some “I’m-going-to-pull-my-hair-out-if-you-two-don’t-stop-it” moments, but the good times far outweighed the bad and we really enjoyed ourselves!

I’m fully aware that family trips can be downright awful sometimes, so if you’re dreading a road trip coming up or you’ve just returned from one, here’s some funny to make you laugh to keep from crying!

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Happy travelling!

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I’ve been in summer mode the past week–no major plans (sans the garage sale I had over the weekend; worst idea ever), no real schedule, and pretty much just doing whatever and hanging out with my tiny humans. That being said, my house has kind of been a pit lately.

I know that a lot of you have your kiddos home allllll day long now that school’s out and I’m sure your house will be pitted out soon as well. Which means we can ALL relate to this video from The Dad:

 

SO. TRUE.

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Happy Monday, Mommas! How was your Mother’s Day? Great? Awesome? Stressful? I have a feeling most of us woke to messy kitchens, clothes thrown all over the house, and a host of other chores that need to be done since we “took the day off” yesterday (<– that was sarcasm in case you didn’t pick up on that).

Need a little pick-me-up to help you get back in the groove? Take a minute to find a quiet spot (I know, what’s that?!) and watch this video! Then get back up and slay, Momma!