I remember reading the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff and thinking how cute it was.

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It’s all about how if you give a mouse a cookie he’ll keep wanting more and more adorable little favors: a glass of milk to drink, a mirror to look in, a broom to sweep up the crumbs, etc. It was quaint, polite and remarkably clean, given that the narrator was living with a mouse. I congratulated myself on recognizing the metaphor for raising children. It certainly wasn’t rocket science, but hey, I was ten.

Then I had kids of my own.. . . CONTINUE READING 

Mary Widdicks
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Mary Widdicks is a 31-year-old mom to two boys and is expecting the birth of her first daughter in February, 2015. Being outnumbered in the family means that sometimes her voice gets drowned out by fart jokes and belching contests. She started Outmanned so she’d have a place to escape the testosterone and share her hilarious life with the rest of the world. Mary’s writing has been featured on popular parenting sites such as Mamapedia, Mamalode, In the Powder Room, Pregnant Chicken and Scary Mommy. She has also been honored as a 2014 Voice of the Year by BlogHer, and Badass Blogger of the Year for 2014 by The Indie Chicks.

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