Mom Must-Reads :: Week of October 30

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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!

I Am a Cancer Mom, But Please, Don’t Call Me Strong

Just a few phrases that are lobbed at us cancer moms. Oh, the strength! Oh, the ability to do hard stuff! Your family is so strong! Keep up the fight! Guess what? We are tired. We are weak. We are terrified. We wear T-shirts with our kids names on them, and call them fighters and warriors.

Ten Reasons to Dismiss Someone From Your Life

I went home and ended a life-long relationship with the main offender. It was difficult at first, but I soon noticed how bright my life was without that storm cloud over my life, without the possibility of this person diving into my day at any moment and spreading negativity.

Children After Miscarriage: Loss Cannnot Be Erased by Joy

One in four women will experience a loss in pregnancy. I am one of those four. I have been that one in four several times. It never got easier. It was not something that suddenly got better after my sons came along. The pain has dulled over the years, but there are times when the pain is made fresh. Due dates that should have been birthdays come and go. Children born to friends around the same time mine should have been hit milestones and along with their milestones comes new types of pain.

The Head Lice Prevention Tips That Every Parent Should Know

So naturally I freaked out when the first lice email arrived from the school nurse a week into her kindergarten year. I did not want to deal with an outbreak of lice in that head of hair, especially with the rise of super lice. I followed the advice of our school nurse’s email and reached out to some friends with school-age kids who had lived this fear-inducing bug, then started taking preventative measures to hopefully steer the lice away from my daughter’s hair.

For the Love of Facebook, Stop Complaining!

Every morning when I wake up I do a quick once-through of my Facebook feed. It’s a horrible habit, but let’s not kid: ya’ll do it too! To be honest I have no idea why I do it because afterward I just feel frustrated and drained. There is only so much complaining one can take in a day.

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

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