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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.

I’m Completely Overwhelmed And I’m Coping By Letting The Kids Trash The House

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I’m completely overwhelmed. Saying that seems almost unnecessary since I don’t know a single parent right now who doesn’t feel completely underwater.  Pre-pandemic, I’d say overwhelm...

Holy Sh*t – Have We Really Been Doing This For Nearly A Whole Year?

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What can I say about this pandemic that hasn’t already been said? Oh, wait, I know: CAN YOU BELIEVE WE’VE BEEN AT THIS FOR NEARLY...

What I REALLY Miss Now That I’m a Stay at Home Mom Is Validation

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I’m a stay at home mom. It’s what works for my family (which, at four kids, is larger than your average bunch). Let me be...

Getting Your High School Child to Prepare For College

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At first glance, an article about preparing for college might seem like an odd choice to write for a mom of kids under the...

Nothing Prepares You For The 24-7 Grind of Parenthood With No End In Sight

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I recently read a comment on an article lamenting that we don’t do enough to prepare parents for parenthood. New parents enter their role...

I Know How The Baby Gets Spoiled

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People often say that the youngest, “the baby,” gets spoiled. Well, I get it now. I know how the baby gets spoiled. You can’t put him...

Should Schools Reopen? Based On Your Answer, Here’s What Kind Of Parent You Must...

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After months without school, parents all over the country are starting to feel like they’ve had just a liiiiiiiiitle too much together-time with their...

My Home Is A Wreck. I Should Be Cleaning, But I’m Enjoying My Nanoseconds...

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My home is a wreck.  There, I said it.  During normal times, keeping my house clean and orderly is quite a challenge, and these are anything...

I’m Seething With Jealousy Now That My Husband Is Working From Home

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My husband typically works from an office, but like almost everything else, the coronavirus put an end to that. He’s been working entirely from...

Stop Saying This Summer Is Like A 1980s Summer. It Isn’t.

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Something has really been irritating me recently.  A parent will post about the challenges they’re facing with their kids during the summer and some other...