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September 2017

More Than Body Image – 6 Tips For Raising Mentally Strong, Self-Confident Daughters

How Do We Raise Our Daughters to Trust in Their Own Abilities, Qualities, and Judgment? Does it just happen naturally? As mothers, do we just give them a few compliments and hope for the best? Or, like most life skills, is it something we have to make a conscious effort to build? There have been many articles on how to raise confident daughters. Several, like this one featured by the Child Mind Institute, provide excellent guidance on how to help our daughters build their confidence based on what they can do, not on what they look like. Others offer concrete…

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OMC was Nominated for the 2017 Liebster Award!

Hollar! The Odd Moms Club has been nominated for the 2017 Liebster Award! What is the Liebster Award?  It’s an online award given to new bloggers from existing bloggers. It’s a way for the blogging community to recognize and support new bloggers. How cool is that?! In the short time I’ve been blogging, it’s been easy to see how much love and support the blogging community has for each other. And this award is a great example of that. Veteran bloggers recognize that there is space for everyone and everyone has their…

11 Untold Truths About Motherhood

I’m now in my 10th year of motherhood. And I think it’s fair to say at this point that there were a few things missing from the books, classes, and support groups. Things that, if I had known about may have made me think a little harder about becoming a mother. So let’s just kick it off with a real doozey, shall we? Before becoming a mother, no one had the decency to tell me that my daughter would go through a sh*t-playing phase. Seriously, that’s some important information. It’s…

12 Pics That Will Have You Booking Your Next Vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This past June, we found paradise! And you can too! If you’re wondering where your next vacation should be, look no further. Visiting the Dominican Republic should be on the travel bucket list for every warm weather loving, palm tree waving, ocean breeze blowing, pure white sand between your toes traveler! Destination – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Resort – Royalton Punta Cana Booked with – Beach Bum Vacation (Shout out to Sue, our personal Beach Bum Coordinator! She’s amazing!!! And she’s already booked our return trip for 2018…so exciting!)   Thanks for…

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13 Times I Captured Pure Joy on My Daughter’s Face

One of my favorite things to do is look back through old photos. As the years go on, you tend to forget all the moments of happiness, joy, and love you’ve experienced. I have a ton of pics of my daughter, Kendall. Sprinkled throughout all those pics are numerous expressions. I love them all for different reasons. But the expression I gravitate to the most is her look of pure joy, probably because nine times out of ten she clams up when the camera comes out. Stinker…  🙂 Anyway, here are 13 very special moments I was lucky…

5 Things You Must Do the 1st Quarter of Every School Year

The kids have been back in school for a few weeks now. They’re settling in. You’re settling in. Everything is humming like a well-oiled machine. But if one of your kiddos is on an IEP, making sure the school year is going well includes adding some extra “to dos” to your already overloaded list (sorry mamas). My daughter is now in 3rd grade and has always been on an IEP. I didn’t use to do much at the start of a new school year. Unfortunately, my lack of foresight resulted in us struggling through a few…

5 Signs You Might Be An Odd Mom

If you’ve found your way to the Odd Moms Club, I’m betting there are reasons you sometimes feel like you don’t fit in either. That is, of course, my story and the reason OMC was founded. But, I didn’t share with you in my first post why I feel this way. And ‘odd’ is not usually a word used to describe oneself, so why have I chosen to use it here? Meriam can help… The dictionary defines ‘odd’ as… Differing in nature from what is ordinary…