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Tired Mommy Diagnosis: “Ya Doing Too Much” Syndrome

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Do you ever have days when you feel like you are going to mentally explode?  Where the to-do list is so daunting you become paralyzed with inaction? You may not be able to place your finger on the exact term to describe it but I have found one: YaDoinTooMuch Syndrome. It disproportionately affects moms because of our super human powers to keep multiple balls in the air, but even the greatest super heroes have their moments of weakness.

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“Don’t Lose Your Mind Evacuation Plan” For Stressed Moms

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By Nicole Walker

“Y’all gon’ make me lose my mind, up in here, up in here. Y’all gon’ make me go all out. Up in here, up in here. Y’all gon’ make me act a FOOL. Up in here, up in here. Y’all gon’ make me lose my cool. Up in here, up in here” –DMX

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Sassy Plum is Calling All Mom Bloggers!

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Are you creative?

Do you like to write?

Do you have a story to tell?

Do you already have a blog you want to showcase?

We want you! We are looking for interesting stories, experiences, laughs and hacks related to motherhood. You don’t have to a perfect writer, just have an awesome blog! Anonymous mom bloggers welcome.

If interested, you must agree to our blog submission Terms and Conditions. Please submit your writing to sassypluminfo (at) gmail dot com. All submissions may not be used, but we are always looking for talented moms to share their perspective. Please adhere to the writing guidelines:

Writing Guidelines

1. We prefer submissions to be between 600-900 words

2. If you want to include pictures, please attach high resolution photos in your email

3. Please include a brief tagline and bio about yourself

4. Understand that your writing may be edited

5. Upon your submission you agree to Sassy Plum’s Terms and Conditions

Mom bloggers are in, join the fun! If you know a mom blogger, share this blog!

Team Sassy

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Being a Foster Parent is My Passion, My Purpose, My Life

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By: Tiese Williams.

427,910. The number of U.S. children currently in foster care. Do you know that more than half of those children are people of color? It’s real. It’s shocking. And it’s heartbreaking. The thought of so many innocent children drifting in this world without a safe place to call home is devastating. The feeling is so palpable that I felt compelled to do something about it. There is no doubt in my mind that I was destined to be a foster parent and do my small part in tackling this massive epidemic. I decided to venture into this world of compassion, service, joy and sometimes heartbreak and it’s worth every moment of my time.

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The Ways Our Friendship Changed After You Had a Baby

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Watching you become a mother is bittersweet.

As a woman, watching someone you love become a mom is truly a beautiful event to witness. But like most things in life, it can often be bittersweet, especially if you don’t have kids of your own or if you’re used to living up the single life with that friend. Making matters worse, you can’t ever really TALK to your friend about these feelings because…well…a ridiculously cute baby is involved, and it’s such a sensitive subject. Imagine starting a conversation like, “I don’t know how to say this politely but…things were so much better before Sophia was born!” Yea. No. Not happening.

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7 Reasons Why I Love Being a Grandmother

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By Kim Morris.

I am a grandmother blessed with 3 adult daughters and 3 absolutely awesome grandchildren ages: 14, 5 and 2. My husband and I both enjoy our role immensely as grandparents. Below are a 7 reasons why I LOVE being a grandmother:

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Single, Broke, and Possibly Sick. The Waiting Game.

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By. Shunda A. Collins.

Okay, yall, it’s TRANSPARENCY TIME. Something that has really bothered me for a LONG time is this idea of the “Name it, Claim it” philosophy… Though it can be used as a way to be positive, I see it to be more harmful setting up a false ideal of God’s will for your life.

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Are You Just Existing? 4 Steps to Live Your Purpose

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By: Latrice McNeal

Are you Living or Existing?

It is 5am; the alarm goes off and I roll out of bed and jump in my shower while going over my to-do list. “Another day, another dollar, another chance for me to help the kids,” I thought to myself. I am making a difference and what I do matters.” I talked myself up and continued getting prepared to go into the office where I worked as a counselor and school administrator. As I headed to the car and prepared to pull off I found myself thinking, “What the hell am I doing? No really what am I doing?” Here I was resigning myself to just existing. To getting up going to a job, doing a little something to make a difference and coming home. Meanwhile my unique brilliance, my gifts and talents were going unused in a way that was draining me.

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The Kinky Girls: Flexirod Braid-Out Tutorial

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Super Easy FlexiRod Braid-Out!

Natural hair mamas. Tired of your same look? Need something new? Check out this super easy flexirod braid-out tutorial! The Kinky Girls mom of 3 boys demonstrates everything you need to know for this hot style!

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Love After Divorce: I Switched Husbands

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Love after divorce

By: Guest Contributor Grace Sandra

I got off the plane and in the car with 6 other women, perfect strangers. I was in Nebraska, a state I’d never been before nor expected to ever go. I was there as the keynote speaker for the women’s retreat, Jumping Tandem. Given the nature of my previous three years, keynoting was also unexpected. Quite. My heart contained all the feels. Wait, let me clarify: my heart contained all the wrong feels…

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Natural Hair Bantu Knot-Out For Busy Moms

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Photo by The Kinky Girls

The Kinky Girl Diaries!

“This was my weekend style!  The only product I used before twisting my hair in 5 sections was avocado oil.  After twisting my sections, I twisted each twist into a knot and tied it down with my scarf. The results were amazing!  Especially since it only took me about 15 minutes to do.  I’m ALL about quick do’s since I’m busy with kids most of the time. So for moms or women with tight schedules who don’t have lots of time to spend on hair, this is a great option! Especially for dry hair.” -The Kinky Girls.

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