Mom Must-Reads :: Week of January 29

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Want to know what other moms are reading about? We’ve pulled the top 5 posts from across our Sister Sites just for you!

Protect Against Flu {While Kids Are at School}

What’s popping up on my social feeds with increasing frequency these days? Phrases like “another one bites the dust,” “flumageddon,” and “merry flu-mas.” The trend of friends and family suffering from flu on my newsfeed turned into actual news as North Texas landed in the top 10 U.S. locations for influenza cases.

Embracing The Minivan

I own a minivan. I still can’t believe sometimes that this is my new ride. I had sworn up and down that I wouldn’t be one of those moms. I had multiple conversations with my husband, friends and mother (who still loves and drives a minivan) about how I just couldn’t do it.

To The Dads on the Playground Who Stared and Laughed at Me

There were three of you standing at the bottom of the slide. I saw you staring and whispering as I held my daughter’s hand and we slid to the bottom. I saw you laugh and snicker. I saw you look me up and down. I saw your eyes stop at my chest and then at my waist, trying to make sense of what lay beneath my clothes. Our eyes locked. The silence between us was deafening. Children’s screams and laughter filled the air.

The Realities of Maternal Health

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? To a casual observer, the picture below is a young mother holding a brand new baby. To me, though, it’s a picture taken about an hour before I nearly died after giving birth to my second son…

Sassy Isn’t Cute

I’ve always held a special place in my heart for little boys. When I was a summer counselor at a local daycare, I was in charge of 21 four-to-five-year-old boys, and I absolutely adored it. Mud pits and exercise competitions were just part of the day’s activities as far as we were concerned, and it gave me hope that one day I might have a house full of dirty, stinky little boys. And at first it looked like that was the direction my life was taking. Our first two, born 19 months apart, were dirty, stinky, precious little boys, and I became part of the culture of #BoyMom (and LOVED it)!

What were some of your favorite posts from our Sister Sites this week?

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