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User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 17, 2017 7:13 PM (UTC)
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MAZZY: What's a sugar daddy?
ME:'s like what someone might call a man if they think a woman is marrying him for his money.
MAZZY: What?
ME: I mean, it's not a nice term. And women make more money a lot of the time too, so I guess they should call those women "Sugar Mommies." But really you should never say it at all. It's just not nice to assume that people are together for anything but the right reasons.
MAZZY: Oh. I thought it was a candy.
ME: Oh, right! It's caramel on a stick!
MAZZY: Yeah, that's what I thought. Thanks, Mom.
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 17, 2017 2:04 AM (UTC)
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At first, Harlow was scared to step into the “Holiday Lights Infinity Room” because she thought she would fall through the floor. She ran away and I wasn’t going to make her go in. Then Mazzy walked over to her and had a little chat. Whatever it was that she said (she was whispering so I don’t know exactly), Harlow ended up letting Mazzy lead her in while she held onto her tightly. Once Harlow got comfortable, she danced around, did model poses and had a excellent time. On their way out, Mazzy ran up to me and said, “You’re welcome.” Seriously, Mazzy is a better parent than I am most days. You can see more of our visit to the #museumofchristmas on my story! #mazzyandharlow
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 16, 2017 5:31 PM (UTC)
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“I still get another birthday cake at my birthday party on Sunday right???” “Yep! Like most kids your birthday will last for a solid week.”
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 16, 2017 4:09 AM (UTC)
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What do you do with a Super Jew on her birthday? Take her to the Museum of Christmas! Harlow and Mazzy had the best time jumping in the snowball pit, swinging on the peppermint tire swings, climbing the huge piles of presents and finally collapsing in an overgrown ornament. Thanks @hallmarkchannel for giving us an extra fun way to celebrate today. The #MuseumofChristmas pop-up event is open to the public in NYC through Sunday night! #countdowntochristmas #partner
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 15, 2017 6:22 PM (UTC)
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This fantastic human being who is ANYTHING BUT TINY turned FIVE today.
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 15, 2017 4:09 AM (UTC)
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I'm at my first red carpet premiere!!! Well, it's a white carpet but I think that counts. Not only am I here, I got to interview all the stars of @wonderthemovie! Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Jacob Tremblay, it was no joke. Thank you @crest for giving me this amazing opportunity and spreading the message of kindness and smiles. You can see me in action on my Instagram story and on @crest Instagram! #choosesmiles #choosekind #sponsored
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 14, 2017 2:31 AM (UTC)
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Today is #WorldKindnessDay, which given the current state of the world, seems especially important. To celebrate, Mazzy and I made a special trip to Washington Square Park, armed with a huge bunch of blue balloons, to give people a smile. We started by handing them out to kids but then an unexpected thing happened— adults with no children wanted them too! It was so fun for Mazzy and me to see the balloons spread throughout the park and watch people snap photos with them. Thanks @crest and @wonderthemovie for giving us all a smile. Read all about it at the link in my bio. #choosesmiles #choosekind #sponsored
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 13, 2017 4:52 PM (UTC)
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Harlow can fend for herself now. Buttering toast takes about 20 minutes longer than it should, but at least I can relax and sip my coffee while she does it!
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 13, 2017 3:41 AM (UTC)
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You know who Mazzy and Harlow’s biggest fans are? Themselves. Seriously, they think they are HILARIOUS. I made a two minute trailer for our YouTube channel (link in bio) and they have watched it about 5 billion times. If you didn’t know anything about my family and were meeting us for the first time, I think this pretty much sums us up. What do you think? Did I leave anything out? #mazzyandharlow
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 11, 2017 10:35 PM (UTC)
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I love this little face. ❤️
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 10, 2017 6:57 PM (UTC)
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I let Mazzy and Harlow style their own outfits from the #Crazy8Kid Holiday Collection, because gone are the days when they let me pick out their clothes for them. Here's what they picked! I think it's safe to say that Harlow is feeling majorly confident about her choices. I really do love how both my girls shine in their own way. Tag a friend in the comments below and I'll select one winner to receive an $100 gift card on November 17th. You must follow both @mommyshorts and @Crazy8 to win. Check out the new collection at the link in my bio! #shineyourway #sponsored
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 9, 2017 8:33 PM (UTC)
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A few weeks ago, we went out to eat with another family of four. While we waited for our food, the kids giggled on one side of the table and the adults chatted on the other. Everyone was seated and happy, and we thought things were going swimmingly. Suddenly, a man across the restaurant let out a loud, startling sound. We all turned to see what was going on. The man bellowed, "IF I HAVE TO LISTEN TO YOUR KIDS, YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO ME!!!" We all sat there in a state of shock; even my husband, who is tough to leave speechless. Then the man at the table behind us came to our defense. "You are an a**hole," he said. "They're children." Which was kind of ironic given his language, but we were thankful for the support. The next time a stranger gives you unsolicited advice, tell them to call 1-833-MOM-TIPS, a hilarious tip line for people who think they know how all moms should parent. Thanks @YoplaitUSA for giving me a big laugh, and for making a statement about all the unwanted advice moms get daily by creating this sarcastic tip line. Everyone should keep their opinions to themselves! Tell me about a time you got unsolicited advice in the comments below! #sponsored
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 8, 2017 6:03 PM (UTC)
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When Mazzy was little, we struggled getting her to eat protein. Then I read a book to her called "The Runaway Dinner" in which the main character is a hot dog named Melvin. After that, she ate hot dogs as long as we called them Melvin, which went on for two solid years. Hot dogs aren't exactly the ideal protein but it did make me realize that children's books can have a major influence on experimentation at meal time. I've got "12 Books for Picky Eaters" on the blog today, including "What's Cooking?" (the follow-up book to "Can I Eat That?" which is one of our favorites). Some of the books deal with picky eating head on while others just let your kids know that there is whole wide world of exciting foods beyond chicken fingers and french fries, when they are ready. #mommyshortsbookclub
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 8, 2017 2:22 AM (UTC)
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I got home tonight, ate dinner, got everyone in their pajamas (including myself) and then sat down with Mazzy while she did her homework. She finished at 6:30pm and then I suddenly remembered it was Election Day. I had meant to go to the polling place on my way home from work and totally forgot. “Mazzy, do you want to come with me to vote?” “YES!!! Should we change?” “Nah.” If you saw a mom and daughter voting together in the East Village while wearing winter coats and pajamas, that was us.
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 7, 2017 4:58 AM (UTC)
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This is one of my favorite photos of Mazzy. It was taken at the beginning of the summer and she already looks so different. Glad we don't age as fast as they do!!!
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 6, 2017 5:22 PM (UTC)
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My dream come true as a parent would be for my family to all curl up on the couch, cuddling together, each of us lost in our own books. Once Harlow learns to read we are all set... I put together a video in collaboration with @LeapFrogOfficial, using old footage of Harlow pretending to read (she's been "reading" books and making up stories since she could talk) and showing how her letters and sounds have been coming along lately. Watch the video and enter to win the LeapStart interactive learning system pictured here! Link in bio. #sponsored
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 6, 2017 3:09 AM (UTC)
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More and more, parenting seems to be about keeping your kids in the dark about the real horrors of the world as long as possible. This week, I wrote about what it was like to trick or treat in NYC right after we learned about the terrorist attack (that link is in my bio). Today, the adults whispered about the church shooting in Texas while our kids played in the yard. Barely a month ago, Vegas. These things happen so frequently, there is not enough time to process anything between them. I'm scared about what our country is becoming. I'm horrified by the depths of evil that exist— both by those without power and by those with all of it. How will we ever explain this to our children?
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 5, 2017 12:49 AM (UTC)
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May your kids be thrilled by carousels for as long as possible
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 4, 2017 2:44 AM (UTC)
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A few weeks ago, I took the girls to Montauk for the day. We ate lobster rolls, hiked along the cliffs, climbed to the top of the lighthouse and watched the sunset on the beach. As a souvenir, I bought them each a stuffed seal at the lighthouse gift shop. Mazzy named hers Raisin and Harlow named hers Popcorn. My souvenir is the video of our day. You can watch it at the link in my bio! Best moment is Harlow using a map to try and find our car so we could head back home.
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 3, 2017 12:25 AM (UTC)
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Every time I give Mazzy or Harlow a kiss on the lips, they ask, "Did I get any lipstick????” So, you can imagine their excitement when I gave them a whole assortment of their very own flavored Lip Smackers. Harlow is currently hoarding them all in her purse. Even better? Lip Smacker now makes #KissTherapy balms for adults! To celebrate the new line, @lipsmackerbrand is giving away a spa weekend getaway trip for two. Click the link in my bio to enter! @lipsmackerbrand will announce the winner November 7th. #sponsored