Motherhood and Aveeno Baby Brand: A Giveaway

by Kelli

motherhoodThe AVEENO® BABY® Brand would like to join with us in celebrating the wild, crazy, fun-filled journey that is motherhood. AVEENO® BABY® understands the needs of our little ones and offers a wide variety of products geared specifically toward treating sensitive skin.

So in celebration of mothers everywhere, AVEENO® BABY® would like to offer our readers the chance to win the a copy of the DVD MOTHERHOOD, starring Uma Thurman. Inside the DVD, the winner will receive over $450 in coupons including a special offer from the AVEENO® BABY® brand. The winner will also receive skincare essentials for little ones including, AVEENO® BABY® Daily Moisture Lotion, AVEENO® BABY® Soothing Relief Creamy Wash and AVEENO® BABY® Essential Moisture™ Shampoo.

MOTHERHOOD follows Eliza Welsh, played by Uma Thurman, a former writer-turned-mommy-blogger who realizes the craziness of motherhood on a seemingly endless day where she must plan a birthday party, deal with her scatter-brain husband, save her car from being towed, and write an essay for a parenting magazine before the fast-approaching deadline. That’s MOTHERHOOD!

To enter, leave a comment with a tip for how you survive those crazy days of motherhood.

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This giveaway ends on Friday, April 2nd. We will announce our winner on Saturday, April 3rd.



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Kelli is a wife, mom of three and writer with a deep love for travelling, good coffee, Jazz music, laughter and the art of the written word. Kelli resides with her family in Tampa, Florida where the beaches are plentiful and the sun (almost) always shines. Kelli blogs regularly at her own site, Minivans Are Hot.com

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1 Carrie March 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I loved this movie, by the way- it’s great!

I get through motherhood with the support of friends and my online communities! I can’t always get out in the real world, so the connections I’ve made online are priceless.

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2 Carrie March 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I am a newsletter subscriber (adorablyconfused at hotmail dot com)

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3 Carrie March 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I’m a feed subscriber on my google reader.

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4 Tamara March 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Working! Getting out of the house a few hours a day helps me keep my sanity.

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5 Mom24 March 22, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Lists. I really need my to-do lists.

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6 Mom24 March 22, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I subscribe.

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7 cassandra aubut March 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I survive by working out! Our mornings are crazy with two toddlers to get up, feed, get to preschool, etc. As soon as I drop them off for preschool- I head upstairs to the gym and work out the stress and by the time I am done- I am happy and refreshed again- just in time for me to pick them up and start all over ! ;)

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8 cassandra aubut March 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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9 cassandra aubut March 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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10 Kara March 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I survive by reminding myself of all the things I love about my kids, like how peaceful they are when they sleep, or when they don’t feel well and want to cuddle with me, and the hugs and kisses.

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11 Kara March 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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12 Kara March 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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13 Amber March 22, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Don’t hesitate to take lots of naps when the kids are napping! It can really get you through a rough day! :-)

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14 Amber March 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I am subscribed to your feed!

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15 Amber March 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Just tweeted this!

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16 Amanda March 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Take time for yourself!

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17 Buffie March 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I surive by making sure that I still have a little time each week for me to do something for myself. This is typically reading or gardening or even just getting out by myself for awhile.

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18 Buffie March 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I’m a subscriber

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19 chyk March 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

how cool

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20 Michelle March 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I survive motherhood…. with wine!!
;)

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21 erin March 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm

survive?? i just roll with the punches!!!

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22 erin March 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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23 Annie March 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

What a cool giveaway. Thanks!!! I survive motherhood by naptime reading and getting us both out of the house, even if it’s just to go to the store, or to Bible study!

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24 Annie March 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I subscribe to the feed!

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25 Kristi D March 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I survive by having a glass of champagne at night :) Kidding, I think I survive best by having “me” time, getting my hair done or even a dinner out with my husband. I have yet to see Motherhood (who has the time) but would love to win!

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26 Annie March 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I get the newsletter too.

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27 Sarah G March 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Good question! Usually, I hang on until my hubby comes home from work, hand him the baby, and go bury myself in a nice bath or take a nice nap. Then, the world looks a whole lot better. ;)

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28 Sarah G March 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I’m a subscriber, via Google Reader.

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29 Sarah G March 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I signed up for your newsletter.

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30 Sarah G March 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm
31 alissa March 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm

i plan to get to the gym when i need some me time! or at least a walk around the block. :)

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32 Kirsten T. March 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm

As cheesy as this sounds, I make it through those types of day with the support of my hubby. I feel very fortunate to have such a helpful hubby…he is a family first guy. (and if that doesn’t work, chocolate definitely helps).

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33 Kirsten T. March 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm

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34 Kirsten T. March 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I subscribe to your email newletter. Thanks!

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35 Tomi March 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm

My family [MOM] and my my friends help me survive motherhood. I’d probably freak out if it wasn’t for them. SMILE

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36 Tomi March 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I subscribe via Google Reader.

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37 Magi March 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

My sisters, my mom friend’s, and chocolate. The verdict is still out as to whether or not I survive.

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38 Magi March 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Apparently spelling is the first thing to go. Make that mom friends.

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39 Magi March 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I subscribe through Google Reader.

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40 Aura March 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

With 3 kids under 2 I don’t think I could get through the days without the support of my husband, family and friends, oh and a nap and paid help.

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41 Aura March 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

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42 Annika March 23, 2010 at 12:33 am

I go for walks with baby and dog.

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43 Dezi A March 23, 2010 at 2:09 am

I take a break with my boys and just watch a movie.

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44 Dezi A March 23, 2010 at 2:10 am

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45 Dezi A March 23, 2010 at 2:11 am

I subscribe to your newsletter.

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46 Donna C. March 23, 2010 at 7:03 am

The way I dealt with the craziness was by trying to plan ahead, help from my family, not worrying about the small stuff, and always taking 15 minutes a day of me time to get myself back together

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47 Donna C. March 23, 2010 at 7:03 am

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48 Donna C. March 23, 2010 at 7:04 am

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49 Maggie M. March 23, 2010 at 8:21 am

I always remind myself that there is an end to the day, and tomorrow is a new day!
Thank you,
Maggie M.

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50 Maggie M. March 23, 2010 at 8:23 am

I subscribe via email!
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51 Jen A. March 23, 2010 at 8:24 am

I try to add laughter or find the laughter in the moment when I start to get really stressed out.
Thank you,
Jen A.

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52 Jennifer B March 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

My tip is you must have your own space and set alone time. Even if it’s only 10 minutes.

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53 Jennifer B March 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

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54 Gerrie S March 23, 2010 at 10:47 am

I survive by taking a nerve pill everyday..lol. But I also make sure that there is a boundary where my children know that I am the parent while I am also there as a person they can come to with anything. Motherhood is not the easiest job out there but it is probably the most rewarding

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55 Gerrie S March 23, 2010 at 10:49 am

I am an email subscriber

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56 Gerrie S March 23, 2010 at 10:51 am
57 Idaho Jill March 23, 2010 at 11:06 am

Take lots of deep breaths, remember how lucky I am to have my daughter, and then take a bath & have a glass of wine at the end of the day :)

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58 Idaho Jill March 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

email subscriber, thanks

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59 Idaho Jill March 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

I get your newsletter, thanks

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60 Idaho Jill March 23, 2010 at 11:09 am
61 hippie4ever March 23, 2010 at 11:49 am

I survive through prayer, wrapping him in my trusty Storchenwiege when he is to cranky, COFFEE and prayer :) silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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62 hippie4ever March 23, 2010 at 11:50 am

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63 hippie4ever March 23, 2010 at 11:51 am

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64 Serendipity is Sweet
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March 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I survive by drinking LOTS of coffee…and remembering to take it one day at a time.

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65 Serendipity is Sweet
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March 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I’m an email subscriber. melissabrich at gmail dot com

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66 Serendipity is Sweet
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67 staceyk March 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I survive by thinking that when I look back at some of these things, they will be hilarious.

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68 staceyk March 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm

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69 Sittintall March 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I survive the days through prayer and chatting with a friend.

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70 Sittintall March 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I subscribe to your newsfeed. Thanks for the offer.

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71 michele anne March 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm

would love to win this….sign me up

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72 Linda Kish March 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm

I was a single mom for my son’s whole life. I had day care and was able to drop him off early enough that I could go into work and kick back for half an hour before starting work on “me time”. After work I went home and had a cup of coffee before I picked him up (more me time). This way I could relax and also miss the traffic.

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73 Linda Kish March 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm

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74 Cluttered Brain March 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm

My tip is you must have a bit of stash of sweets stored somewhere in your house–chocolate anything you like. For the bad days, it will help–Trust me.

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75 one cluttered brain March 23, 2010 at 5:56 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

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76 One Cluttered Brain March 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I get your newsletter in my inbox every day!

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77 one cluttered brain March 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm
78 one cluttered brain March 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm

For an additional 2 entries I was already a subscriber if you didn’t get that.
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79 melissa n March 23, 2010 at 7:03 pm

to etch out some some alone time, wether it be takinga bubble bath or just sitting on the bed alone for a few minutes.

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80 melissa n March 23, 2010 at 7:03 pm

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81 Sandy March 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I hand my two-year old over to my husband when I just can’t take it anymore. Then I run away and do something… anything, without my son hanging on me.

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82 Kathy Stevenson March 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Make sure to schedule some me time or girl time away from the kids.

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83 Kathy Stevenson March 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm

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84 Kathy Stevenson March 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm

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85 Angie March 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

You know that Ikea commercial where the mom takes a time out? Well, that’s what i do – take a breather when I need to, or to just have a “me” moment.

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86 Angie March 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

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87 Angie March 23, 2010 at 10:35 pm

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88 Angie March 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm
89 Barb March 23, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I kept my sanity by keeping in touch with friends and getting out of the house on a regular basis with my twins as babies and then all 3 when I had my 3rd child when the twins were 2. It was a lot of work but I was glad to be out, with friends and felt like I could do anything after surviving an outing with the babies by myself!

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90 Barb March 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm

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91 Barb March 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I also subscribe to the newsletter.

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92 Amy Brewer
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March 24, 2010 at 12:25 am

I just walk into my bathroom and splash some water on my face and sit down on the toilet seat and count to 30. Usually is a big stress reliever to do that. I am ready for what ever the kids throw at me then, well most of the time anyway

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93 Amy Brewer
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94 Rose March 24, 2010 at 8:54 am

I call my sister and chat for awhile…it helps to feel connected to her!

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95 one cluttered brain March 24, 2010 at 10:03 am

Yes, I tweeted again!
I am hoping to WIN big. Maybe. hopefully.
http://twitter.com/aquamarine76/status/10980328850

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96 Becky M March 24, 2010 at 11:04 am

I survive by trying to make time for myself!

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97 Becky M March 24, 2010 at 11:04 am

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98 Becky M March 24, 2010 at 11:05 am

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99 Vickie Couturier March 24, 2010 at 4:09 pm

welll,I learned to sorta zone out of some of it,while reading a book,somethings I learned to ignore an others I wouldnt ,my kids said I had selective hearing,maybe so,but I survived!lol,I now have 6 grown an out of the house kids!!!!!! an am a happy grandmother of 5 so far,it doesnt seem to work as well with the grandkids as it did with the others,lol,but I dont have them all at once either

vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

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100 Vickie Couturier March 24, 2010 at 4:09 pm

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101 Vickie Couturier March 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm

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102 Vickie Couturier March 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm
103 Vickie Couturier March 24, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I blogged on my facebook page
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104 LaVonne
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March 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Tip: prayer. You need it :)

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105 LaVonne
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I subscribe to the feed via google.

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106 LaVonne
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108 Margaret March 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Looks hilarious! I will be adding it to my Netflix list regardless. I get through the Mommy moments by laughting… A LOT of laughing. I have two hilarious kids and we constantly are trying to embarrass each other. I usually win! LOL!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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109 Margaret March 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm

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110 Kelly Massman March 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I survive motherhood by scrapbooking! Thanks for a chance to win!

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111 Kelly Massman March 25, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I subscribed to your newsletter through Google!

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112 Mya Brooks March 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Bubblebaths!

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113 McKim March 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm

When I’m especially tense I take a shower. It’s about the only place I can be alone!

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114 Wehaf March 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm

best tip: sleep when the baby sleeps.

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115 Karen M March 26, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I survived by reminding myself every day that it would pass faster than I imagined. I learned to love every second with my kids.

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116 Karen M March 26, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I would really love to win. I subscribe with Yahoo Reader (noahsnana82807)

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117 Karen M March 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm

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118 Linda White March 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm

By the skin of my teeth I think! Lots of support and prayer from friends!

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119 Amber G March 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I survive the crazy days of motherhood by being grateful for my healthy babies!

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120 Ann F March 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I find a glass of wine from time to time helps!

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121 Shannon Baas March 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm

by taking a break when possibe

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122 Lori March 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I have to stop for a minute and tell myself these are the days I will miss years from now.

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123 rlvd March 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm

please enter me :) tip: realize when you’re frustrated at your baby/toddler/young child’s crying, they will most likely be ok if you step out of the room for a minute to take a deep breath and regain composure.

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124 Stephanie V. March 26, 2010 at 10:09 pm

gosh – most days don’t survive until Sat. morning when, if I’m lucky, daddy will take all the kids out and I can have some peace and quiet.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

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125 Jill L March 26, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I have been surviving by realizing that I will never be a perfect mom. I try to just relax and have fun with the kids. It helps.

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126 Kelly Ann T. March 27, 2010 at 1:31 am

With the help of my friends and family. Thank goodness for play dates and the web had some great ideas also.

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127 Kelly Ann T. March 27, 2010 at 1:32 am
128 Kristi C March 27, 2010 at 6:31 am

I survive by remembering to take really, really, really deep breaths.

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129 Deborah Wellenstein March 27, 2010 at 7:00 am

My husband is my greatest asset! He is indeed m y children’s father in every sense of the word.

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130 Kerrie Mayans March 27, 2010 at 7:17 am

I wake up an hour before the kids to do simple chores like laundry and check my emails without interuption, then I wake them up and hop in the shower while they are getting ready for the day . Having that extra hour without them trying to help me gets me so much further ahead with all household tasks.

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131 Kerrie Mayans March 27, 2010 at 7:18 am

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132 Adrienne Gordon March 27, 2010 at 8:21 am

I take a deeeeeep breath and remember one day my kids will appreciate me.

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133 Sherri B. March 27, 2010 at 9:18 am

I drink a lot…LOL…I am joking!!!! I try to take 15 minutes for myself at the end of each day whether it is just to have a cup of coffee alone or read the first chapter of one of the many books I have around that I never have time to read! Thanks!

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134 Denise B. March 27, 2010 at 9:19 am

I have crazy days. I enjoy each and everyday of my childrens’ lives, because they grow up so quick; and I don’t want to miss out on anything.

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135 Cheryl March 27, 2010 at 9:44 am

I make sure I always try to take a nap during the day, to revitalize me for the rough times!

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136 Linda March 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

You need rest, so best tip is to try to rest while baby is napping.

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137 Eileen Burke March 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm

My only tip is to take NAPS when you can!!! Sleep makes everything better!

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138 Eileen Burke March 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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139 Eileen Burke March 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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140 Eileen Burke March 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm
141 Susan C March 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I survived the trying days by having friends who had small children also-this made it possible for us to laugh about the difficulties.
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142 Angela J March 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Find a quiet place to relax periodically

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143 lizzy March 27, 2010 at 5:05 pm

well i survived by calling my mother all the time and asking for advice ! boutique1976 at yahoo dot com

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144 Crystal F March 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I look forward to bed time. No matter how bad the day, snuggling up to my little makes it all better. Thank you!

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145 Crystal F March 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

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146 Crystal F March 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

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147 carol March 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I leave the kids with my husband and grab a Starbucks and sit quietly.

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148 carol March 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm
149 carol March 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm

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150 carol March 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm

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151 Crystal Warren March 28, 2010 at 5:02 am

I survive (by the skin of my teeth) by being a total team member with my husband. We’re on the same page with disipline, the choices we make for our kids and we are a united front in our parenting!

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152 Crystal Warren March 28, 2010 at 5:03 am

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153 Crystal Warren March 28, 2010 at 5:04 am

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154 Crystal Warren March 28, 2010 at 5:05 am
155 Karen P March 28, 2010 at 7:39 am

take a long hot bath to help relax

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156 Steve Scott March 28, 2010 at 11:24 am

I asked my wife to help.

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157 Rosie March 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I don’t know how I survived but it takes a lot of will power and love to keep going without any help.

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158 valerie mabrey March 28, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I learnt to laugh and not take everything as has to be but a possible of maybe

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159 Min K March 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm

yoga

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160 Molly Capel March 28, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Lock yourself in your room & take a much deserved nap!

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161 heidi donahue March 29, 2010 at 12:15 am

take tiume for yourself every day!

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162 heidi donahue March 29, 2010 at 12:17 am

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163 msjem2001 March 29, 2010 at 9:42 am

A sense of humor is the best thing. Learn to laugh and blow things off!!

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164 evelyn March 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm

this sounds great enter me

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165 Mellissa C March 29, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Make sure to have a spa night once a week.

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166 Mellissa C March 29, 2010 at 12:37 pm

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167 katklaw777 March 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm

If possible take a class of anything one day a week……..I go to ceramics class every Thursday night.
Gives me a creative break and lets Hubby have one on one bonding time without me hoovering( yes I admit it). If class is canceled for any reason, I go to the library or Barnes & Noble and read magazines I can’t afford to buy. lol It does a body good!!! Thanks.

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168 Susan Margaret March 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm

To survive the crazy days, I have some great cds that we can listen to together and dance around and release some energy – it never ceases to make me smile!

charmtime at gmail dot com

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169 Susan Margaret March 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm

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170 Susan Margaret March 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm

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171 Mozi Esmes Mommy March 29, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Stick a DVD in… Throw in some popsicles and popcorn, and you’ve got a few moments of peace.

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172 Tamara B. March 29, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I survived the crazy days of motherhood with the help of my best friend. She always made me laugh when I was at the end of my ropes, exhausted and just stressed out.
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173 Tamara B. March 29, 2010 at 10:36 pm

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174 Tamara B. March 29, 2010 at 10:36 pm

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175 Monique Rizzo March 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Nap when they nap!!
Thanks for the chance.
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176 Heather M. March 30, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I try to make time for myself at least once a week – even if it’s just to soak in the bath for an hour.

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177 valancia March 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Just taking one day at a time

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178 Lucy Schwartz April 1, 2010 at 1:53 am

Finding that something that refreshes and revitalizes you. Each of us is unique and what works for the neighbor may not work for you. I needed to work part time. I am an RN and working 1 to 2 times a week got me out . kept me current and stimulated my brain.

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179 Jessica April 1, 2010 at 5:25 am

I love trips to the park. When it is nice out it is super relaxing to take a walk and a half hour running around on the jungle gym is almost a guarantee that the kids will take a nap when we get home!

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180 Jessica April 1, 2010 at 5:25 am

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181 Jessica April 1, 2010 at 5:26 am

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182 REBECCA April 1, 2010 at 6:45 am

always enjoyed them when they were young because they grow up way too fast

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183 erma April 1, 2010 at 8:17 am

One tip is to sleep when the baby sleeps.

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184 Erica C. April 1, 2010 at 8:18 am

I look at a picture where everyone is pleasant and happy…it reminds me of why it’s all worth it! Also, my guy helps a lot with keeping me sane!

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185 Melissa B. April 1, 2010 at 8:45 am

I just close my eyes and take a deep breath. Remember that your kids moods change as much as your own.

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186 katie s. April 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Well, I’m surviving the crazy days by checking in on our live streaming nanny-cam frequently. Very frequently. I cost about $50 and a little knowhow and I can check in on Squirtlet whenever I want from wherever I am when I’m not home. It’s been a life saver!

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187 denyse April 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I always make time for myself. I work out 30 minutes (at home) 5 days a week and get my hair done 3 times a year. That’s MY time!

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188 denyse April 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm
189 dianne April 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Take a walk. A lomng one or a short one, but take time to unstress and think about the good things in your life.

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190 Bryanna P. April 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!….would love love LOVE to win this!…. =]

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191 shawna April 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Take a deep breath and smile it could be worse!

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192 Sonya April 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm

You have to not let little things get to you or you’ll lose your mind!

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193 Sonya April 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm

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194 sarah April 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm

call a mommy friend and gripe!

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195 Ed Nemmers April 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm

I go for a run!

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196 breanna April 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm

LOTS OF COFFEE!! and also having online friends who are available to chat throughout the day really helps me get through it.

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197 L.D. April 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm

As an up and coming mom I am kind of reading everyone else’s comments for suggestions.

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198 Gabriel S-J. April 1, 2010 at 9:19 pm

A good book with a glass of wine!

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199 Susan Smith April 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Ask for help when you need a break

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200 Sarah Berry April 1, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I usually call a friend and vent a little. Just saying that I am frustrated and talking to someone usually helps.

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201 Pamela S April 2, 2010 at 1:56 am

I would go for a drive and get a diet coke. It has always calmed me down. thanks.

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202 Pamela S April 2, 2010 at 1:57 am

Subscribed to feed. Thanks.

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203 JMARIE April 2, 2010 at 2:43 am

I look back & sometimes I have no idea how I survived.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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204 Alison April 2, 2010 at 5:10 am

At times, I don’t know how I did survive? I barely remember the first two months of my twins lives, lol!

Quite honestly, I set mini goals for myself at times. Just making it through one hour was a victory. Knowing I didn’t have to think about the entire day, just this hour or that hour. Having help from my mom or mother in law at times with laundry, dishes, etc. – sooooo nice. :)

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205 Dddiva April 2, 2010 at 6:29 am

How did I survive? I really don’t know- Probably remembering that this too shall pass, humor and calling my mom – a LOT.

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206 Dddiva April 2, 2010 at 6:30 am

Sub google reader

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207 Dddiva April 2, 2010 at 6:30 am

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208 Emily R. April 2, 2010 at 7:36 am

I survive my maknig sure i have a little “me” time. A cup of coffee during nap time works wonders!

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209 kathy p April 2, 2010 at 10:08 am

i stay up late at night it is the time when the house is so quiet and relaxing

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210 kathy p April 2, 2010 at 10:09 am

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212 Amy Delong April 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I thank hubby&my mom,they helped me through!

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213 Amy Delong April 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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214 Amy Delong April 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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215 rebecca April 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I came from a big family, so having survived childhood there was little parenthood had to offer that overwhelmed. But I found occasional “to heck with it” days, where I might dig up a cheap bottle of dishliquid, grab the tarp and turn on the hose to make use of the endless energy kids have, able to be released and any stess I was feeling seemed to go along with it.

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216 Lily Kwan April 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm

take a deep breath and count to 10

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217 Lily Kwan April 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

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218 Lily Kwan April 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

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219 frances watson April 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm

I try to keep a positive attitude that keeps me going
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220 maja April 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm

i make sure that i involve myself with my hobbies

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221 maja April 2, 2010 at 6:45 pm

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222 maja April 2, 2010 at 6:45 pm

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223 Gianna April 2, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I honestly don’t know LOL it’s hard at times.

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224 Charlene Kuser April 2, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I try to take a little time out by going in the bathroom with a Star magazine

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225 Charlene Kuser April 2, 2010 at 11:29 pm

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226 Charlene Kuser April 2, 2010 at 11:30 pm

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227 Charlene Kuser April 2, 2010 at 11:31 pm
228 Kimberly April 2, 2010 at 11:41 pm

I try to have a sense of humor and be flexible.

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229 Kimberly April 2, 2010 at 11:42 pm

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230 Kimberly April 2, 2010 at 11:42 pm

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231 Bonnie April 3, 2010 at 3:02 am

i still to this day don’t know how i manage. raising a beautiful 12 yr old with an attitude of a 19 yr old. The thing about it is that I’m only 26 and feel like 46 half of my life has been devoted to raising this beautiful little girl and i wouldn’t change it for anything else in this world, but it is tough having a child at 14 with no mom or dad of my own. Motherhood has made me be the strongest I can be

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232 Jean Hupke April 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Just trust yourself, you are the Mom and Mom knows best.

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