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The Second Kid Is Cheaper Than The First

We've heard the stats before, that it costs over half a million dollars to raise a child from age 0 to 18. That's the first child.

The good news is, baby #2 is cheaper!

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Connie Britton, Star Of ‘Nashville’ On Parenting – The Opposite Of What Gwyneth Paltrow Said

 

Not long ago, Gwyneth Paltrow had talked about how tough her life is and compared it to working moms saying her struggle was harder. That didn't go over well. Connie Britton, who plays Rayna James on 'Nashville' talks about life as a single mom and she would never compare what she does with anyone else. 

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First Day Of School Pics Dominate Facebook

I love looking at all the back-to-school pics on social media this time of year.

One of my sassy, fun (and kid-less) Facebook friends said just now, "Um...Did school start?"  Haha! What makes you say that?!

Yeah...maybe we parents are guilty of overloading Facebook with backpack pics, but we don't have anything else exciting going on. Sideways wink!

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Jen Austin
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It Costs How Much To Raise A Kid?

 

Every so often they come out with a number for how much money it takes to raise a child from age 0 to 18, and that number keeps going up.  Kids are expensive, so brace yourself for this amount.... Especially if you have more than one child.

I have three, and I just live in denial all the time and pretend that this number is not real.

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Can Life Be Simple For Moms? Nope!

So moms, how in the heck do you do it all?

If you're like me your day involves a wild frenzy of finding shoes, brushing hair, wiping syrup off faces, packing snacks, breaking up fights, reading books, finding the time to squeeze in a shower for yourself, and oh yeah...working!  And then we have to find time for relationships and grocery shopping and laundry and getting our eyebrows waxed.  When people ask us how we do it all, our best answer is, "I don't know!"  Somehow it's all set in motion and it just happens and we are along for the ride, doing our best to steer the ship.

Here's some advice that I ran across on simplifying your life as a mom, and also why I think it won't work!

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Jen Austin Facebook
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Here’s How To Get The Kids To Do What You Want

 

Sometimes my kids don't listen.  I KNOW!!  It's hard to accept the fact that kids have minds of their own, stubborn streaks, and little pint-sized power assertions that make them tell a mother no. Perhaps you can relate.

But this may help us.  

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Jen Austin
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If You’re a Parent, You’ve Probably Said These Crazy Things Too

I like to make sense, stay grounded, and say practical things that make me seem like I have it all together.  I like to think I have at least a few answers. I don't always, but Mama likes to feel smart, right?

After I had kids, weird phrases started coming out of my mouth and I realized there's a lot I don't know.  In fact, "I don't know" is sometimes the best answer.

As a parent, have things come out of your mouth that you never imagined you'd say? Like, "Ring Pops aren't for breakfast,"  And "You're going to school!  You have to wear pants!"

I'm sure you parents will have some gems to add to this list.

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Jen Austin - Facebook
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Who Is The Hardest Person On The List To Buy For? Dad!

My dad is awesome.  I love him very much and respect him even more because he's just a good, hard-working, honest guy who always seems happy and at ease with the world.

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