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Melissa Guida-Richards

Melissa Guida-Richards is a stay at home mom to two beautiful boys and a parenting blogger who often discusses the complexities of adoption on Spoonie-Mama.com. She is also a freelance writer for HuffPost, Motherly, and Her View From Home. Stay tuned for her parenting book of sleep tips that is coming out in early 2020 with Skyhorse Publishing.

10 Potty Training Truths No One Tells You

I attempted potty training my eldest when he first turned two because he showed all the signs. My munchkin hated diapers and would take...

8 Last Minute Amazon Prime Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms in the Trenches

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Adoption is usually a reason to celebrate, but there is a side to adoption that stems from loss. Here's one adoptee's perspective about the loss she feels being adopted. #adoption #family #filterfreeparents #adoptees #parenting #momlife

Adoption Stems From Loss So Not All Of Us Feel “Lucky”

To the average person, the onslaught of disgustingly cute baby pictures or even “Gotcha Day” posts may make your heart well up in happiness and cheer. Hell, even a butterfly may feel the need to be released in celebration...
Getting a chance to have a little privacy when you're a mom is hard. Here are seven ways you can poop in peace when you have little kids. #momlife #humor #funny #filterfreeparents #motherhood #poop

7 Ways To Poop In Peace

Tummies gurgling, cramping, and knowing that it could only mean one thing- we’ve all been there. Whether its the stomach bug or a bad...