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Mary Ann Blair

Mary Ann Blair
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Mary Ann Blair is a stay-at-home mom living in the Pacific Northwest with her two little gentlemen and hubs. Her work has been featured on That's Inappropriate, Perfection Pending, Pregnant Chicken, Her View From Home and in Chicken Soup for the Soul. She enjoys connecting with other parents who like to keep it real. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/miraclesinthemess/

Elementary Kids Don’t Need Cell Phones With Internet Access. Let’s Do Better.

I sat in stunned silence as I listened to what had happened to my friend’s son at basketball camp. During a break, a fellow...

Why Are We So Obsessed With Picture Perfect Parenting?

Let me tell you a story about picture perfect parenting. This is what my 3-year-old carried into his pre-school class this morning because I...

A Letter To My Kindergartener

Dear Son, When I walk away from your classroom on the first day of Kindergarten, I know my mind will flash back to the first...

10 Real Mom Tips To Survive Potty Training

Just getting started with potty training? Let me offer my sincere condolences. I wish there was a way to skip this part of parenting....

Traveling With Small Kids Is Hell. Here’s What I Want Other Passengers To Know

My family recently returned from a vacation to California. When initially planning this trip, we were faced with the decision of either a 21-hour...

For the Mother That is Tired of Sacrificing so Much You’re a Good Mom

A few days ago, I was chatting with a working mom with two small kids and I said: “I don’t know how you do...