mommyshorts Harlow one year ago, when she first started wearing pigtails, or as she calls them "pinktails" #tbt 6h

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mommyshorts When your five-year-old gets her hands on your make-up @averageparentproblems in honor of #nationallipstickday (which was apparently yesterday, I can't keep up) 10h

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mommyshorts Today is the first post in my #WednesdayEveningSeries, which documents a typical evening in the lives of 12 different families across the country with lifestyle photographer @raquellangworthy. We hope to show there is beauty to be found even in the chaos of making dinner, brushing teeth and putting resistant little ones to bed. The first Wednesday Evening begins at 5:30pm in San Francisco when Marcy gets home from work. Marcy talks openly about trying to get her husband more actively involved in the bedtime routine so she doesn't feel like the brunt of it always falls on her. Link in profile. Thank you @allstate for making this series possible! 1d
  •   kspeth So I was reading this.. and I get so much crap from my mom because I am a working mom. I get home at 5 almost every day. So I don't get to see my baby boy but just a few hours at night. Sometimes I have so much guilt over this part of my life with my son. I know I am not the only working mom but sometimes you just forget. I spend every moment I am not at home with my son and husband. This help me lift a lot of guilt off my shoulders. Loving this series! 22h
  •   theresacassar 3 year old still not asleep. it is 11:38pm here. 22h
  •   jpkoziol @eten10 22h
  •   dswirls_ The fact that they're both trying to poop or the fact that the mom fights with the dad to take some responsibility? I mean it'll be both so my question is rhetorical. @nolieb 22h
  •   averageparentproblems @dswirls_ Ha! Pretty sure mom's just sitting on the lid and not actually going to the bathroom! 21h
  •   melny @cmac222 16h
  •   julianacalloway @justjennav these are great not sure if you've seen them 13h
  •   rainarowe @daniellemarie977 I love this post! #workingmommies 9h

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mommyshorts True love 1d

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mommyshorts Mazzy drew Disgust (her favorite Inside Out character) from memory. She asked me to look it up on the computer afterward to make sure she got the outfit right. She totally did! There is no way I would remember that much detail. I was impressed! #5yearoldart 1d

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mommyshorts Appropriate climbing attire, as always 2d

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mommyshorts The dock might be my favorite part of our house. 2d

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mommyshorts Mike and I had plans to go out to dinner with another couple but their babysitter canceled. Instead of rescheduling, we decided to test out a new service called @Kitchensurfing where they send a personal chef with all the food and supplies to cook a restaurant quality meal at your apartment. It was as awesome as you might imagine having a personal chef would be and it was way less than we would have spent to go out to dinner. $25 per person for same-day weeknight service in NYC! And no babysitter needed! My full review plus a promo code and a giveaway for dinner for four on the blog today. Link in profile. 3d

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mommyshorts While looking for the ice cream truck, we found a popsicle stand on 7th St. The East Village always surprises me. #peoplespops 3d

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mommyshorts "This is how we do some golf." 4d

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mommyshorts Me and my girls listening to music in the park. They both have to touch me equally at all times. 4d

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mommyshorts Watch out, Harlow. Mazzy looks like she is planning something. #mazzyandharlow 5d

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mommyshorts Perfect Beach Day #oceanombre 5d

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mommyshorts Things my kids don't get to do in the city #trainingwheels 6d
  •   haydenrides She looks happy @mommyshorts and that's what matters! 6d
  •   ve6lmo Needs a helmet 6d
  •   tlmagro Thanks to Peppa Pig... My VA baby calls them - wait for it - stabilizers. My hubby and I were like - Whaaaaaat? 5d
  •   brown0624 @brown_girl727 OMG! #needsahelmet #judgers #stabilizers love that! Super cute pic and looks like a perfect summer 'hood! 5d
  •   tiffy_llew @tlmagro I thought my kid was the only one that called them stabilizers because of Peppa Pig - and he's from Texas! 5d
  •   travelwewill That's our norm & today we're enjoying NYC with the kids - your usual :) 5d
  •   invioletlight Helmet needed. Paediatric head injuries aren't worth a pretty picture 5d
  •   shelbyroo1981 Yep we call them stabilisers in the UK 😀 4d

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mommyshorts Oh my god, I'm glad none of these happened in my house! "37 Messes Way Bigger than the Kids who Created Them" on the blog today (link in profile). You can still enter your kid's biggest mess for the chance to win an $1000 Target gift card and cleaning products from @seventhgeneration. To enter, just tag and follow both @mommyshorts and @seventhgeneration and use the hashtag #bigmesslittlekid. Good luck! 6d

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mommyshorts And then Harlow walked into the kitchen wearing a baby bib and a bright red wig, asked for corn on the cob and we all laughed until we cried. 1w

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mommyshorts This is what happens when you take your girls to see Inside Out and the fire alarm goes off in the middle. We sat out there eating popcorn, watching the fire trucks roll up until we were told everything was fine and we could go back in. I'm talking about my kids new obsession role playing the Inside Out characters (it's replaced Frozen) on the blog today. Harlow is Joy, Mazzy is Disgust, Mike is Anger and they make me be Sadness. Sadly. // new post 1w

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mommyshorts I am really enjoying Mazzy's drawings lately. I'm pretty sure this is Harlow with her scooter being frightened by a witch. 1w

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mommyshorts When it comes to family road trips, the most important tip someone gave me was not to be too strict with your arrival time goal. If you keep an open mind about stops along the way, allow time for super fun side trips and and don’t rush everyone back in the car after each detour, you can make the journey almost as much fun as the destination. At least parts of it! "How to Survive a Family Road Trip" in partnership with @AmericanExpress on the blog today (link in profile). #everydaymoments 1w
  •   leahmilligan19 How to survive a road trip with four kids. The oldest is a young teen. The youngest is. Young toddler. Keep it under 5 hour drive. Use ear plugs. Expect to parent even more than when you were at home. Someone will puke. Someone will scream. Someone will throw a soppy cup at the driver. Discussions will be had as to why a road trip seemed smart. Plans for the next one will be made. 1w
  •   kristinjane Unless it's a 12hr drive across the prairies 1w
  •   missminx1 We are doing to Statue of Liberty road trip soon! 1w
  •   embre We just had a 14 hour drive both ways (28 hours total), and it went really well with 3 young kids. Road trips = magic to this mom. I HATE planes and some of my best childhood memories were from long summer road trips! 1w
  •   gentianaautumnalis I think that's true! Especially with constant bathroom breaks! 7d
  •   helen_mahony @bmahony08 see you shouldn't be so strict with the schedule with family road trips 5d

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mommyshorts Looked down and realized the inside of my coffee cup matched my shoes. #happyaccident 1w

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