White America: it’s time to make a change!

For the past several hours, I’ve watched the protests in Atlanta, stemming from the death of George Floyd, turned into riots. I’ve watched cars catch on fire and buildings get ruined. And my heart hurts. But the truth is, my heart doesn’t hurt half as bad as any black American. Why? Because I’m a privileged…

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“Mind your own business, Carol”

Disclaimer: All persons in the stories below are portrayed by fictional characters. No Carols or Janets were harmed in the making of this post 😉 Since International Women’s Day just passed, I thought it would be fitting to write about nothing other than, women!It seems like now-a-days, the judgement on women is discussed constantly. We’re…

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Life after kids: How to keep the sparks alive!

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, whether you celebrate or not, many people are trying to find special ways to show their love. While I never turn down an opportunity for some flowers and dark chocolate or a sweet card from my kids, I think it’s silly to put such importance on just one day a…

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A “Crappy” Situation

By now, I think all my readers can assume that I live in a house full of utter chaos. If you’re one of these people, you are absolutely right! If you follow my Instagram stories (shameless plug: @themeltdownmama) you will notice that most of my videos show lots of messes, kids screaming, and me complaining.…

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It is finally, officially the Christmas season! Thanksgiving is over, the last regular season college football games have been played, and now its time to get in the spirit! This year I have vowed to participate in more Christmas-y activities than we normally do. I’m tired of this season feeling like it’s all about the…

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Motherhood: The struggles with Mental Health

It’s 2019- I feel like our society has really come a long way in talking about mental health. Okay, that’s all well and great, but if everyone is talking about it, why the hell aren’t we DOING anything?! My Story I want to take a minute to discuss my own mental health. I’ve had anxiety…

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The Multi-tasking Mama

Most* moms have a multitude of talents. Personal ChefMaidNurseTeacherPhotographerManagerRefereeChief Financial OfficerChauffeurJanitorCheerleaderPsychologistThe list goes on and on! And this doesn’t change from day to day. The multitasking changes from minute to minute, from kid to kid! One minute, you might be helping your 5th grader with homework (teacher) the next, you may be splitting up a…

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Essence Lash Princess: False Lash Effect

“But first, mascara” I want to start off by saying, I do NOT wear a lot of makeup. In fact, I’m quite a minimalist when it comes to makeup. A little concealer to cover the “mom bags” under my eyes and some mascara and I’m good to go! And if I’ve said it once, I’ve…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!

Well folks, it’s the beginning of November. You know what that means… HOLIDAY SEASON! Now, I’m not one to start decorating already. Our family’s official decoration day is the day after Thanksgiving. No shade to those who put your Christmas tree up the second your kids take off their Halloween costumes. I just like to…

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15 Fun Facts about The Meltdown Mama

I’ve shared quite a few things with y’all about me, my kids and my life. But I’d like you to get to know me a little bit more! Here are some random facts about… ME! I was born and raised in Northwest Ohio (Toledo area.) Still living the life in the 419! I married my…

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