From Around the Web 4.9.14

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* New statistics show that the number of stay-at-home moms is increasing and the media is not portraying an inaccurate image of this growing group of mamas. [Slate]

* Sadly, this isn’t a joke. A baby was charged in an attempted homicide and, even though the officer was suspended, the charges have not yet been dismissed. [Business Insider]

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Her Juggle: Jess H.

I am so excited to be featured in the series, Her Juggle, over at Breadwinning Mama, an awesome blog that everyone should check out! The “Her Juggle” series focuses on different moms and highlights how they juggle their unending responsibilities. You can check out my juggle here!

I love reading about how other mamas make it all work with their particular circumstances. When I’m feeling overwhelmed (which is most of the time), it makes me feel better knowing that I’m not alone in my juggles and struggles as a mom. Plus, I love getting tips and advice that might help make my juggle easier. I need all the help I can get and, hopefully, other mamas can take something from my juggle as well!

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The Progression of Marriage

I have been married for almost thirteen years and marriage can become tedious after all that time, especially once kids enter the scene.  I decided to join Chasing a Daredevil and Twins Before We Wed – Blogging Challenge because I thought it would be fun to reflect back to the days when my relationship was new, fresh, and kid-free.

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From Around the Web 3.29.14

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* Backlash against Gwyneth Paltrow’s idiotic comment about working moms.  [Business Insider]

* Could domestic duties explain the gender gap? Female physicians spend much more time on domestic duties than male physicians, which could explain why female physicians have less career success. [MNT]

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The Annoying Toddler

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Let’s be honest for a minute about parenting a toddler. Toddlers can be unbelievably annoying, like “I need to lock myself in my bathroom to get away from you right now because you are driving me crazy” annoying. Parenting a toddler is not always the gumdrops and giggles presented to us in diaper commercials. Sometimes I can’t stand my kid’s behaviors and her budding personality traits/flaws. In order to help myself deal with my own Little Miss Annoying, I’ve compiled a list of my toddler’s most annoying traits.

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From Around the Web 3.17.14

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

* The shaming of breastfeeding mothers. Anonymous individual attempts to humiliate a breastfeeding mom, posting her picture online and calling her a “tramp.” [BBC News]

* Meet Average Barbie, otherwise known as Lammily. [TIME]

* Working Mother Magazine’s Best Toys for 2014. [Working Mother]

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From Around the Web 3.10.14

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* Things didn’t turn out the way that the young woman suing her parents for financial support had hoped. [CBSNews]

* Is Barbie ruining your daughter’s career goals? Study finds that girls who play with Barbie have a much more limited view of their career options. [Springer]

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From Around the Web 3.4.14

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Image courtesy of Keerati / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Parenting news and articles from around the web.

* The lawsuit that has parents scratching their heads. Adult sues parents for their continued financial support. [YahooShine]

* The baby is coming right here, right now! Woman gives birth on a NYC street. [ABCNews]

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So That’s What My Parents Meant About Responsibility

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I remember having an argument with my father when I was sixteen years old.  I can’t recall what started the argument (probably me complaining about the unfairness and difficulty of my privileged, middle-class, teenage life), but I distinctly remember my father becoming annoyed by something I said. 

In response to whatever naïve, idiotic comment I had just made, my father told me that I had no idea what it was like to be an adult, trying to support a family.  I sat at the dinner table, rolling my eyes at him, as he stood by the sink, frowning at me.  He said, “You don’t realize how easy you have it. Someday you will have bills to pay, taxes to worry about, and a family to support. You think you have it hard now, but you have no idea what life is really like.”

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