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Charissa West is a high school classroom teacher turned stay-at-home, work-at-home mom. When she’s not chasing around her three young sons, she works as an online teacher and freelance writer. She shares her honest, sarcastic, hilarious thoughts on parenting on her blog, The Wild, Wild West, with the goal of helping moms laugh at anything motherhood may throw at them.

Going To The Pool With Kids Is Its Own Special Kind Of Hell

When I was a kid, summer was the absolute best! Now that I’m a parent, I have decidedly mixed feelings about the season and...

5 Summer Hacks For The Exhausted Mom Who Wants To Do As Little As...

Every mom is looking for some realistic summer hacks when the end of the school year draws near. Because, it’s every mom’s most beloved-hated time:...

Sometimes Stay-at-Home Motherhood Feels Like Death By 1,000 Papercuts

I’m in a hard season as a stay-at-home mom. The thing is, there’s no one specific issue that’s making it particularly hard. There’s no looming...

Moms Are the Only People Who Aren’t Allowed To Complain

I had a hard day with my boys a few weeks ago. Truthfully, we had a series of hard weeks. I wrote about it, because,...

4 Reasons Why Kids Being Bored Isn’t A Bad Thing

Raising kids is a 24-7-365 commitment. Yes, the years pass quickly, but even still, when you add it all up, that’s A LOT of...

To the Mom Who DIDN’T Lose Her Sh*t Today

To The Mama Who DIDN’T Lose Her Sh*t Today. Your kid greeted you in his usual fashion -- staring creepily at your bedside, like a...
Parenting can be funny. Like, why can't our kids make new years resolutions they will actually keep? here's what I'd want them to be. #newyears #resolutions #humor #funny #parenting #filterfreeparents #momlife

5 New Year’s Resolutions I Wish My Kids Would Make

The start of a brand new year is a time when people all around the world vow to make big changes in their lives....

House Hunters for New Parents: What They Should Really Be Looking For

House Hunters is a show that everyone loves to hate; more specifically, viewers love to hate the couples who appear on the show. It seems...

13 Sleep Deprived Parents Share The Ridiculous Things They’ve Done While Exhausted

Doing ridiculous things while sleep deprived is essentially a rite of passage for parents. I could fill a book with all the embarrassing things...

Yep. My Kids Are Sick “All The Time” Because Kids Are Disgusting

"Why are your kids sick all the time?” This is the question MY NEIGHBOR asked at the bus stop, after hearing that one of my...

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