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Bean Bag Fun – A New Game You’re Sure To Love

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Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic toddlers all day, she is a writer and author. Her humor blog, Mother’s Guide To Sanity, was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Hearst Digital Media, Scary Mommy, GenYize, Dot Complicated, Women's Prospects, The TODAY Parenting Team and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Twitter – but no judging.
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When I moved to the midwest over a decade ago, I was introduced to a game people take very seriously up here – Cornhole.

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Upcoming Chicago Winter Family Activities – Mark Your Calendars

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Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic toddlers all day, she is a writer and author. Her humor blog, Mother’s Guide To Sanity, was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Hearst Digital Media, Scary Mommy, GenYize, Dot Complicated, Women's Prospects, The TODAY Parenting Team and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Twitter – but no judging.
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It’s no secret I’m in love with Chicago. It’s by far my favorite city in the U.S. I knew I wanted to eventually move here after seeing Adventures In Babysitting in the 80s.

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My Most Asked For Recipe: White Bean Chicken Chili

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Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic toddlers all day, she is a writer and author. Her humor blog, Mother’s Guide To Sanity, was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Hearst Digital Media, Scary Mommy, GenYize, Dot Complicated, Women's Prospects, The TODAY Parenting Team and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Twitter – but no judging.
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I thought I’d start out my “Kitchen” section of the blog by sharing my most requested recipes. As I explained in an earlier post, my cooking skills have come a long.

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The Ultimate Fun & Smart Gift List for Your Kids This Christmas

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Amy Mia Goldsmith is a literature graduate from Melbourne with a lot of different interests in life. Her absolute favorite role is the role of a loving mother. Her daughter Sophie is 5 and she is expecting her little baby brother in June. If you wish to contact her, follow her on Twitter.
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Holidays are almost here, which means it’s high time you went shopping for Christmas gifts! Don’t wait for the last-minute hunt – play smart and avoid that holiday time stress.

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How You REALLY Want to Respond to Unwanted Parenting Advice

Habiba Anwar

Habiba is a British mother to a one-year-old girl, who is currently the inspiration for her rants and raves! Prior to parenthood, she worked as an editor for seven years. She blogs at Eat, Write, Be and can be found on Facebook and Twitter too.

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If you’re a mom, you’ve received unwanted advice at some point during your parenting journey – it’s a given.

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GUEST POST: When Your Kid Will Poop – by Norine of Science of Parenthood

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Holly Rust

Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic toddlers all day, she is a writer and author. Her humor blog, Mother’s Guide To Sanity, was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Hearst Digital Media, Scary Mommy, GenYize, Dot Complicated, Women's Prospects, The TODAY Parenting Team and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Twitter – but no judging.
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Because you can’t talk about motherhood without including a “poop” story… my lovely friend, Norine, over at Science of Parenthood, offered to share this hilarious tale of a nea

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POP Open the Champs ~ It’s time for a big GIVEAWAY!

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Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic toddlers all day, she is a writer and author. Her humor blog, Mother’s Guide To Sanity, was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Hearst Digital Media, Scary Mommy, GenYize, Dot Complicated, Women's Prospects, The TODAY Parenting Team and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Twitter – but no judging.
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**BIG GIVEAWAY** Tis’ the season of thanks and giving back!
The lovely people at Chicco reached out to me in August and asked if I’d be interested in trying their new Stack Chair, which is

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8 Things I Actually Miss About Being Pregnant

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Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic toddlers all day, she is a writer and author. Her humor blog, Mother’s Guide To Sanity, was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Hearst Digital Media, Scary Mommy, GenYize, Dot Complicated, Women's Prospects, The TODAY Parenting Team and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Twitter – but no judging.
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Originally featured on Scary Mommy
I can hear the gasps now! Wait, what? Who misses being pregnant? All you do is pee yourself, waddle like a duck, gain more weight than you’d like to admit, and com

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A Letter To My Son On His First Day of Kindergarten

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Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic toddlers all day, she is a writer and author. Her humor blog, Mother’s Guide To Sanity, was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Hearst Digital Media, Scary Mommy, GenYize, Dot Complicated, Women's Prospects, The TODAY Parenting Team and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Twitter – but no judging.
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Here I am. Here we are. Your first day of kindergarten is tomorrow.

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Embracing The “Suck” of Motherhood

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Christen

Christen is a jack-of-all-trades, master of nothing, who is currently working on mastering her BA in Anthropology. She traded her Navy issued flight deck boots for flip-flops and yoga pants, which are usually decorated with various foods her 12-month-old son has deemed appropriate that day. Christen is also a student and instructor for Bellydance, as well as an aspiring equestrienne, pretend model, and an ADD blogger who explores both the depths of the human social culture conscience, and the lighthearted side of humanity – which includes the best shade of lipstick and what amazing thing to cook next. She is a Pinterest addict who resides in Texas with her husband and son. Follow her blog at www.whirlwindlifes.blogspot.com
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Sometimes you just have to let go.
Sometimes you have to change your expectations and attitude.
Sometimes you have to embrace the suck.
Welcome to motherhood.