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Stephanie “Six Pack Mom” Ortiz
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Life At The Helm Of The Half Doz...
Life At The Helm Of The Half Doz...

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How sweet it is! Celebrating Valentine's Day with cute kid treats.

Valentine’s Day is this week, and to celebrate it, The Captain and I decided we’d have a quiet, romantic dinner at home… …then we laughed and laughed, because KIDS. On a serious note, we don’t typically go all out on Valentine’s Day- usually we give each…

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When you think you're screwed by the overpriced root canal, but your kid does one WAY better...

This week started out ordinary, so there wasn’t much to tell. But it quickly evolved, as life often does with kids, into an insane example of simple gratitude & why even the best childproofing methods sometimes just aren’t enough. Intrigued? Ok, here we…

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My Winter Whine- Why as a parent, snow blows.

Winter is in full effect here in the northeastern US, so it shouldn’t have come as a shock to me when Friday’s forecast predicted snow. Yet… despite being a native New Yorker, I still experience shock & outrage when the forecast predicts extreme…

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Forget new YEAR'S resolutions- resolve to win the DAY. If not today, there's still 364 more...

So… 2016 officially finito, & Betty White is still alive & kicking it, so there’s that… If your 2016 was the dumpster fire that it seemed to be for most people based on what I’ve seen via social media, anyway then you’re no doubt glad to have awoken…

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Well, I’m here writing, and you’re here reading, so it looks like we both survived yet another holiday season- yay, us! I love putting my all into creating a special holiday experience for my family; I really do. I love decorating the house so that it…

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Holiday Shopping- 5 Stages Of Grief

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Let me tell you… whoever said that clearly never tried to decorate a house for Christmas with six overeager kids and a throbbing post-Thanksgiving hangover… So the holiday season is in full swing, and I’m not…

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Now HAIR this: four girls later, I STILL can't style kid's hair. I just cheat...

One of the more challenging aspects of parenting for me came as a surprise: HAIR. As a former tomboy, styling hair was definitely NOT on my list of high priorities as a kid. I had no interest in styling either my own hair, or anyone else’s, for that…

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To The Parent Volunteers: A Sincere Thank You

 As a mother of six children, maintaining my weekly schedule can be daunting at times. In addition to the usual meals, homework, and household routine, a good part of my time is also spent shepherding my kids to and from their various activities. As busy…

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The cost of locksmith is $130. The price of stupidity: PRICEL- Nope. Also $130.

Fun Fact: Did you know that locksmiths make $43 per minute? I know that. Now. With this many people in our family, it can be hectic to leave the house, even if it’s not the entire family departing. With a variety of sports practices and kid meetings…

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"Am I a clown? Do I amuse you?" Yes, you are, clown creepers... and NO, you don't.

We’re going to talk about the clowns, because let’s face it, 2016 has already been a bizarre year, & this particular aspect of it thus far takes the “WTF??” cake. In case you haven’t heard, clowns have been spotted in various towns & cities throughout…
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