What Makes Us Different…Military Moms by Tracie Stern

I know there are many parents out there doing it alone. Whatever the circumstance it doesn’t make it easier to be a single parent. In no way am I trying to take away from those going at it alone on a daily and yearly basis. What I am trying to do is get you to understand what makes us different.

As with most single parents, when your day starts, you are responsible for everything. Getting the kids up, making sure breakfast is served, lunches are made, kids are clean and presentable, and hugs and kisses all around. If you are lucky enough to have school age kids in your home, once they are on their way, you can go about your daily responsibilities. That could include everything from work, grocery shopping, car repair, cleaning the house, laundry, or playgroups for those who have kids under five etc. etc. etc. In many parenting situations where two are involved, you share custody of your kids. One parent has them one weekend, then the next weekend you switch and are childless for a few days. This is a common situation amongst the single parents I am friends with. That isn’t always the case I know and some singles have their kids every day regardless.  More

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Hello, world! Welcome to the Secrets of Moms Who Dare to Tell All!

Hi, everyone!

This website is for all you parents out there who want to hear the real ins and outs of being a mom. We will discuss the moments, days, feelings, and experiences that most moms don’t usually share with anyone but their closest friends. Almost every mom I’ve met has said that no one ever told her what it’s really like to be a parent. You hear about how wonderful, fun, and lovey everything is (and that’s true), but people don’t tell you about the craziness, unpredictability, and all-encompassing reality of what it’s like to raise kids. I wish I would’ve known the truth sooner, so that I never would’ve felt like a failure for not being perfect. Thankfully, I don’t feel that way anymore–what is perfect, anyway!?! I am perfectly unperfected and so are you. Let’s help all the mom’s out there feel good about themselves and their children, by being real.

This is a place for EVERYONE to have honest, direct dialogue without judgment. Secrets will be told and almost anything goes. We will cover every topic imaginable–the good, the bad, and the funny. Several of my friends will be on-going contributors, and we hope you will comment often. Let yourself be heard! Dads are welcome too. Please share your stories, send us comments and pictures, and tell the truth. As long as you are speaking your truth, you are welcome here. Please be kind to each other, interact, and ask questions.

No nude pictures or completely deviant comments, please.

Liz Nord is the creator of www.secretsofmoms.com. She is a wife and mother of two daughters ages six and nine. She loves family, running, reading, seeking knowledge, baking, laughing, innovating, traveling, in-depth conversations, sunshine, and outdoor adventures. She earned a B.A. in Communications, and completed graduate editing courses at the University of Washington. Liz has published articles in a number of magazines, newspapers, and on numerous websites. She has been a guest on the Leeza Gibbons talk show, Hollywood Confidential, and serves on the Editing Certificate Advisory Board at the University of Washington. She is also the co-creator of Plus-Size Models Unite. She is passionate about promoting healthy self-esteem, positive body image, and confidence.  She believes in cultivating who you are truly meant to be and embracing your unique self.

We are an eclectic, intelligent, fun group of women, who are all here to share our parenting experiences. Introducing the rest of the team: More


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