Things They Can’t Say: Scary Mommy

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This post from Jill Smokler, aka Scary Mommy, first appeared on Things They Can’t Say in 2012. Another Summer Flashback post. Enjoy!   If there’s anything I’ve learned from parenting, it’s never to judge another mother. (Having no fucking clue what I’m doing comes is a very close second.) Before I was a mother, however, […]

Supporting Mental Health

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If you are living with a mental health condition, you know that it’s not something that is your fault or something you can can simply “get over.”  It’s not that simple. Yet, because you don’t “look sick” and because people can be judgmental, you might not always get the support you need and deserve. NAMI […]

10 Things to Smile About


Time for my month dose of reflecting back on the good. Here’s my 10 Things to Smile About: 1. Book character day at school. King K from the Letterland people and a pirate from the Pirate School books.   2. How grown up my youngest looked with a new haircut. Even if it was an […]

10 Things To Smile About


Time for my monthly dose of cheer, where I focus on what made me smile recently. A great reminder that no matter what else is going on, there’s always good in there somewhere! 1. A missing-tooth smile. It’s so adorable when they start losing their teeth! 2. Honor Roll and other awesome school accomplishments. Oldest […]

Mommy Guilt and Depression

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This was the very first guest post here at Things I Can’t Say, way back when it was called Blog Friend Feature, five years ago. It’s still one of my favorites and I thought I’d share it again, since a lot has changed around here in the past five years. It was written by Tammy […]

Most Popular Recipes

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I don’t do fancy recipes. I don’t even do fancy pictures of simple food. But I do have to feed my family of five and I need the recipes to be simple, quick, and kid-friendly. And of course they need to taste good! The recipes below are my five most pinned recipes. Pin them and […]

Merry Christmas!


Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I think it will take a few days to dig out from the mess we made around here! Add in the school break…. and I’ll see you after the holidays!

Things They Can’t Say: 5 Boy Mom Faves

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Last week, I shared some great mom blogs. This week, I want to highlight some fabulous boy mom blogs(though there were some in last week’s list, too- what can I say? Sometimes boy moms have to stick together). My regular guest feature will continue after the holidays. If you’d like to write a post for […]

A Mom’s 12 Days of Christmas

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It’s not really about what my true love gave to me this Christmas season but rather what my children, their school, their busy schedules, and the rest of my family gave to me. With winter break rapidly approaching, this mom has: 12 dozen cookies to bake 11 things I’m probably forgetting 10 school days til […]