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Nicole Leigh Shaw
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Attended Montclair State University
Lives in Fort Wayne, IN
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#WhatULuv, apparently it's the little, teeny, tiny things #spon
It's Thanksgiving. Cue the #thankful lists on social media. Everyone loves to talk about what they are grateful for, what they love, what they value in life. And that's great. Except sometimes it feels like other people are giving thanks for finally learnin...
It's Thanksgiving. Cue the #thankful lists on social media. Everyone loves to talk about what they are grateful for, what they love, what they value in life. And that's great. Except sometimes it feels like other people are g...
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I'm a Perfect Parent
I know you're feeling low about now, what with that food stain on your shirt and a few Legos in your pocket where your lip balm used to be. You don't have enough clean laundry to clothe all your children and the stuff that is clean, what's that smell? It's ...
I know you're feeling low about now, what with that food stain on your shirt and a few Legos in your pocket where your lip balm used to be. You don't have enough clean laundry to clothe all your children and the stuff that is...
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All I Want for Mother’s Day is a Parenting Do Over
It was 2007. My twins had just been born and I thought, What better time than now to engage in the
emotionally trying and logistically fraught act of potty training my
two-and-a-half-year-old? “You pee
in this fairy-sized potty in the middle of our kitchen ...
It was 2007. My twins had just been born and I thought, What better time than now to engage in the emotionally trying and logistically fraught act of potty training my two-and-a-half-year-old? “You pee in this fairy-size...
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Luvs Momojis are here and you can text easy, mothers
I text therefore I mom. That wasn't something I could say when my four kids were younger. Texting in 2005, when my oldest was born, meant tapping each number on my flip phone multiple times so that it displayed the letter I needed. If I had a screaming infa...
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Moms, snoozing is how we do
If you give a mom a snooze button, she'll use it. If she uses the snooze button, she'll run late. If she runs late, the kids get granola bars for breakfast. If the kids get granola bars for breakfast, they'll leave crumbs in the car on the way to school. If...
If you give a mom a snooze button, she'll use it. If she uses the snooze button, she'll run late. If she runs late, the kids get granola bars for breakfast. If the kids get granola bars for breakfast, they'll leave c...
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Ain’t no Awkward Like #MiddleSchoolAwkward
There’s a special time, which no one wants to revisit, whose
hallmark is breast buds and nocturnal emissions. In Dante’s Inferno, that time is a circle of hell,
in America we call it middle school. Middle school is where children are tempered by puberty.
Mi...
There’s a special time, which no one wants to revisit, whose hallmark is breast buds and nocturnal emissions. In Dante’s Inferno, that time is a circle of hell, in America we call it middle school. Middle school is where ...
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The Summer Family Budget (Just Burn Your Money) #spon
LUVS AND I WANT TO GIVE TWO LUCKY READERS  ALL THE THINGS PLUS A $50 AMEX GIFT CARD. BUT READ THIS FIRST. Where are you now? In your kitchen? Look around, are there grass clippings on the floor even though your swept 5 minutes ago? Have three children dirti...
LUVS AND I WANT TO GIVE TWO LUCKY READERS ALL THE THINGS PLUS A $50 AMEX GIFT CARD. BUT READ THIS FIRST. Where are you now? In your kitchen? Look around, are there grass clippings on the floor even though your swept 5 m...
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Your Suffering: The Perfect, Low-Cost, Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift
Yoo-hoo! Are you the spouse, adult child, or too-old-for-handprint-crafts child of a mother? Then you probably feel a tickle at the back of your mind, a whisper telling you you're about to screw up . What could it be?! Have you forgotten to flush? Is the ca...
Yoo-hoo! Are you the spouse, adult child, or too-old-for-handprint-crafts child of a mother? Then you probably feel a tickle at the back of your mind, a whisper telling you you're about to screw up. What could it be?! Have yo...
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The 12 Parenting Fails of Christmas
As a parent, it’s important to remember that the Christmas season isn’t the only holiday during which you’ll have the opportunity to fail your children horribly, it’s just the one with the most fail potential.  "I said Skylanders Swap Force, not Trap Team, ...
As a parent, it’s important to remember that the Christmas season isn’t the only holiday during which you’ll have the opportunity to fail your children horribly, it’s just the one with the most fail potential. "I said Sky...
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Science of Parenthood interview, or, how I became a brilliant cartoonist
Books. I own some. I've borrowed them from the library. I've ordered them online, I've listened to them "on tape" (kids, that's how we used to listen to Audible before the internet was a thing).  So I'm a fan. And you should be, too, because "reading is fun...
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If Kids Made Internet Memes
I'm a professional humorist, as it happens. That means that I think deeply about human nature and make "a-ha!" observations that cause my readers to smile and nod and feel connected in our universal suffering of the same condition: The human condition.  Jus...
I'm a professional humorist, as it happens. That means that I think deeply about human nature and make "a-ha!" observations that cause my readers to smile and nod and feel connected in our universal suffering of the same cond...
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If I only had a penis, I'd be funnier
I'm listening to the PG Comedy channel on Pandora (kids in the room, got to limit their vocabulary to "aw, shucks!"). I'm on the tenth comedy track and I've heard some great bits, but not one of them by a woman. I heard a man make a joke about never thinkin...
I'm listening to the PG Comedy channel on Pandora (kids in the room, got to limit their vocabulary to "aw, shucks!"). I'm on the tenth comedy track and I've heard some great bits, but not one of them by a woman. I heard a ma...
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Bumbling self-depricator by day; Ninja Mom . . . well, only on my blog.
Introduction
I'm not the droid you've been looking for. I AM Nicole Leigh Shaw, writer of the blog Ninja Mom, contributor at NickMom.com, professional fool, and gassy 30-something.
Bragging rights
Offspring alive? Check.
Education
  • Montclair State University
    English, 2000
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Mom, Babe, Hey Nik?, MOOOOOOOM, Nikki
Work
Occupation
Humorist
Employment
  • NickMom.com
    Writer/Blogger, 2011 - present
  • Britely.com
    Content Creator, 2012 - 2012
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Currently
Fort Wayne, IN
Previously
Kennesaw, GA - Melrose, MA - Boston, MA - Cary, NC - Pompton Lakes, NJ - Lodi, NJ - Elmwood Park, NJ - Melbourne, FL
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The false promise of defunding | Opinion | Journal Gazette
www.journalgazette.net

It’s hard to imagine a more gruesome part of medical practice than the process of extracting organs for transplantation. Here we have ...

Inheritance Alert!! My Ship Has Come In. (More specifically a yacht) - L...
loripalooza.com

I received the shocking news of a distant relative's demise today. Please respect my privacy while I reflect on the fat inheritance I have c

April Fools Day Easter eggs. Bwhahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
www.chicagonow.com

See the look on Zoey and Holden’s faces when I put something else in the Easter eggs for April Fools Day!!! HILARIOUS!! If you think this wa

Not the Cool Mom anymore
fourplusanangel.com

Coming to terms with the fact that I can't keep up with pop culture as a mom.

The Truth About Parenting: Blogs Every Parent Should Read
www.parenting.com

More parents are sharing the real truth about parenting in their blogs

What’s on that mannequin? Yes, you did just see that.
frugalistablog.com

Once upon a time there was a little girl. She was a very precocious, inquisitive little girl. Okay- this girl is Emma. Let me just put it ou

Things That Suck
lori-palooza.blogspot.com

I hate to brag (just nod and pretend to agree) but I got a new vacuum cleaner over the weekend. My old vacuum was already on its last leg wh

Saying that Jenny McCarthy is responsible for the anti-vaccine movement ...
www.chicagonow.com

When you think of Jenny McCarthy as the chick who stripped down for Playboy, it’s easy to rip on her for her outspoken views and opinions ab

If at first you don't succeed, come sit next to me.
badparentingmoments.com

There's a rash of resolution posts and status updates and phone calls and e-mails making the rounds. I think it's great. All of us willing o

December Birthday Blues
www.huffingtonpost.com

Like many December babies I worry that my birthday is marginalized by Christ's birthday. I put on a brave face, but for a guy who was all ab

What Your Wine Choice Says About You
www.nickmom.com

What does your wine choice say about you? Find out with this funny chart, on NickMom.com!

The Elf on the Shelf: 2013 Pop Culture Edition
www.nickmom.com

Christmas is coming, so check out our Elf on the Shelf: 2013 Pop Culture Edition, only on NickMom.com!

The Elf on the Shelf Goes All Miley Cyrus on Us and Other Funny Things
www.celebuzz.com

In honor of today's Celebrity Meme Roundup, I've written a little jingle which you can download for free at nowhere. Here it is: Deck the LO

Is that a white elephant on your Crotchgear? #GIVEAWAY
www.ninjamomblog.com

He had been a part of the office holiday tradition at my old company for years untold. I say that because no one told me for how many years

Luke-isms: A Self Esteem Builder
lori-palooza.blogspot.com

Humor blog from a trophy wife and Mom in Music City. Creator of Awkward Smoking Pictures.