Author Archives : pleasantlygrumpymom

Four Morning Hacks for Parents


Mornings can be a bit chaotic if you are not a morning person. Even worse, mornings can be chaotic if you are a parent that’s not a morning person. Oversleeping, hitting the snooze button and not preparing for the next day are all ingredients for a disastrous morning. Moment of honesty. Before having the man child, I was an unorganized,…

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#BlackMomMagic


They deserve it so I am going to do it. Let us take a moment to celebrate the black mothers who are killing it with their #BlackMomMagic. Take a moment to celebrate the Angela Bassett’s, Taraji P. Hensons’s, Monica Brown’s, and we can’t forget the Michelle Obama’s. Take a moment to celebrate the mothers or mother figures, in our lives,…

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Advice for First Time Parents


When asked for parenting advice, veteran parents often give advice about the best baby products, developing a routine, nursing, and other advice based around the wellness of baby. No one really tells you how this new cute cuddly bundle of joy takes a toll on your relationship with your wife or husband. When asked for our advice, my wife’s response…

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Potty Training Tips for the Working Mom


Potty training was a difficult phase of parenting for me. It started out pretty bad. (If you don’t know about our potty training experience, read The Ugly Side of Potty Training at your leisure. It’s very entertaining to say the least.) In the early stages, our family and friends told us about their potty training experiences. Some stories provided false hope of…

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Happy New Year – My 2017 Goals


The new year is full of opportunities to start fresh and achieve the goals you wanted to achieve last year, lay down the foundation to reach old/new goals, or review the goals you did achieve and work on the next level of your goals. Last year (2016), I took several leaps of faith (this blog being one of them). This year…

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