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April B.

April Brownlee is a professional fundraiser and freelance writer. She was born and raised in the Panhandle, holds a degree in mass communications and started her career in TV news. Married and mom to three kids age 9, 6 and 4 April likes to joke that in her "spare time" she gets to take a shower. But in all actuality, April is a book nerd, a wanna-be chef with absolutely no knife skills, a reality TV junkie, a follower of all things political, and a shop-a-holic. A fan of the "knowledge is power" mantra, April also likes to chat about two subjects that are very close to her--food allergies and children with special needs.
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Mommy Blogger April B. – Kids Love Chicken Nuggets. It’s, Like, a Law or Something.

So, this conversation happened this week:

Oldest Daughter: "I don't like chicken nuggets."
Me: "Yes, you do."
Oldest Daughter: "No, I don't."
Me: "Yes, you do. You've never once said you don't like them"
Oldest Daughter: "Yes, I have! I only like the other kind."

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Mommy Blogger April B. – What a Difference a Laugh Can Make

It's been one of those weeks. I seem to have a lot of those weeks, lately. And, as I walked out of the house totally annoyed and overwhelmed and feeling pulled in 15 directions, I rolled my eyes, hearing the familiar tone signalling an incoming text. What now?! I glanced at my phone, saw this meme, stopped in my tracks, snorted and then laughed like a hyena.

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Mommy Blogger April B. – Moons Over Milk

It seems like I've written this exact line 105 times. Boys are a whole 'nother animal.

After I wrote just two short weeks ago about raising a husband, it seems I've got a long road to go before my little man resembles a gentleman, or from the way things are going this week, even a human. My sweet little boy has a new afternoon teacher at his daycare center and, from what I can glean, he's really breaking her in.  

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Mommy Blogger April B. – Finding the Balance

You know it's bad when you haven't had time to get a haircut in seven months and you have to skip lunch to find the time to do it. Why is it when the going gets tough, we moms often stop taking care of ourselves to make more time to take care of everyone else? I mean, when you have to skip eating to do one little thing for yourself, that's about as oxymoronic as you can get.

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Mommy Blogger April B. – Always Keep It Classy

Ohhhhhhhh social media. Much like my creaky knees, it's one of the many things that reminds me of my age. Every time I log on, I am horrified by at least one thing posted by at least one twenty-something. My tolerance for certain behaviors just keep shrinking.

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Mommy Blogger April B- Seeing Beyond the Frustration

Sigh. I think the hardest thing about being a parent is there's no darn crystal ball. There's no instruction manual. There's no FAQ's. No help desk. No troubleshooting matrix. Nothing. We can Google and read books and ask for advice... but at the end of the day, it all comes down to gritting your teeth, making a decision and hoping it was the right one.

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Mommy Blogger April B. – My Goal: Travel All 50 States With My Kids

I've been hanging on this blog a lot lately: travel50stateswithkids.com. The whole site is built around the concept of taking kids to all 50 states--in as little as 12 trips even. I know, sounds crazy, right? But I have to admit, I'm kind of digging it. There are numerous clubs for this, by the way. Google it!

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Mommmy Blogger April B. – The 30 Something Me

I'm feeling a bit like a curmudgeon, of late. I think it's that spring has come crashing through like a tilt-a-whirl flinging me from corner to corner of my proverbial seat in life. And I'm someone who gets motion sickness very easily, mind you. Like, sick from a bouncy house sick. I once got sick sitting in a parked car on a windy day. True story. And, so here comes spring, that crazy perfect storm of work activities and kids activities colliding right on top of me and making me all uptight.

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Mommy Blogger April B. – What’s On Your Bucket List

All the mayhem this week has brought to our nation--and our state--has made me do some thinking about the fabled "bucket list." I then remembered I actually have a note on my phone entitled "bucket list." It's a work in progress. Only one thing has been crossed off (learn to make sushi--thanks, husband!) I don't ever look at it, unless I'm adding something. And I certainly don't make any plans to actively accomplish any of the list. So, I guess it's more like a dream list, which kind of flies in the face of everything a bucket list is meant to be.  

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