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Angela Anagnost-Repke

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Angela-Anagnost Repke is a writer dedicated to raising two empathetic children. She hopes that her graduate degrees in English and counseling help her do just that. Angela is known for her dreadful technology skills and her mean Grecian chicken. She has been published in Good Morning America, ABC News, Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, and more. Angela has personal and literary essays in Literary Mama, The HerStories Project, the anthology, “Red State Blues” by Belt Publishing, among others. She is currently at-work on the cross-generational memoir," Mothers Lie."

Strong Willed Kids Are a Lot, But The World Needs Them

Strong willed kids are a lot. It’s as though they were born to not only rock the boat, but crash it into an iceberg. Yes,...

My Kid Gets Three Recesses A Day, And This Should Be The Norm

My second-grader receives three, yes three, recesses per day at school and can I get an A-freaking-men? I am so thankful for his teacher (and...

I’d Do Anything to Give My Kids a 1980s Christmas. Because They Were the...

Oh, the 80s. How I miss the times of crimped hair, scrunchies (oh wait, those are oddly back), and jeans with zippers up the...

Here’s Why Having A Big Age Gap Between Kids Is Kind Of Awesome

If there’s a big age gap between your kids and you worry a bit about whether they’ll be close—don’t. My three crazy brothers and...

The Day I Told My Daughter Cinderella Was Stupid

I never thought I’d wake up one morning wanting to bury Cinderella. I was home with my four and two-year-old. I had spent the morning...

There Were Days When Mom Guilt Suffocated Me Nightly

Most moms today face mom guilt. Thanks, social media. It’s a battle that we fight within us, often with no real basis. We fret over the...

My Birth Plan Said No Epidural, But Then I Went Into Labor

With my second birth, I desperately wanted a VBAC. I did all my homework: I switched to a midwife, I took the natural childbirth...

My First Was A Trick Baby. And I Thought I Was Mom Of The...

My first baby was a trick baby. He quite literally made me believe that I deserved the Mom of the Year Award. I mean, I...

Why I’m Going Back to Teaching—Despite What Everyone Says About the Profession

First, let me start by letting you know that I left teaching for my family. I didn’t leave teaching because of “kids these days,”...

Call Me Crazy, But I’m The Mom Who Doesn’t Want Summer To End

Summers can be a real pain in the ass. I get it. The kids bicker, they eat snacks 24/7, and the whole damn neighborhood...