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‘I Am 1 of 7 Kids in My Birth Family. I Was the ONLY Child Put Up for Adoption.’: Daughter’s Self-Love Journey Seals Her...

"I am 1 of 7 children. I am smack-dab in the middle of them. I was the only child placed for adoption. What is wrong with me?"

‘When You Get Home to Your Spouse, Put a Smile On. It Doesn’t Matter How Crummy Your Day Went’: Husband Reminds Us Our Family...

"For 30 seconds, really show you’re elated to see them. Make them feel like you were looking forward to getting back home. Your attitude sets the tone for the rest of the evening within 15 seconds of walking in the door."

32 Creative Proposal Ideas to Make Your Engagement Unforgettable

Discover 32 unique and creative proposal ideas to ensure your engagement moment is as special as your love story. From breathtaking adventures to intimate home proposals, find the perfect way to pop the question and start your journey together.

Nicole Merritt

Nicole Merritt is a mother of three, a freelance writer, co-host of I Am The Worst Parent Ever Podcast and the Owner and Founder of jthreeNMe; an imperfectly authentic peek at real-life marriage, parenting, and self-improvement. jthreeNMe is raw, honest, empowering, inspiring, and entertaining; it’s like chicken soup for those that are exhausted, over-stressed and under-inebriated, yet still utterly happy. Nicole's work has been featured by NBC's TODAY Show, Love What Matters, Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, Elephant Journal, CafeMom, Popsugar, Motherly & many others. You can follow Nicole at jthreeNMe.com and as @jthreeNMe on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter!

May We All Raise Dollar Tree Children

I'm raising a Dollar Tree princess, who moonlights as Batman, likes to smell like Barbie, brush her teeth with ninja turtles, rock sunglasses of every color of the rainbow, buy bandaids like they are going out of style and break rubber bands like it's her job.

We Are Forgetting About Our Boys. And That’s Not OK.

"Article after article is about our daughters and how dire it is for us to raise them to be strong, self-sufficient, and capable. But, please hear this. I have a boy too."

Today I Took a Picture of Myself in a Bikini

"My daughter would question me as to why I wasn’t wearing a two-piece bathing suit. I would tell her 'Mommy just doesn’t feel comfortable in it,' and when she would push for me to explain what I meant I would just deflect the conversation and bring up a new topic."

“Do You Ever Think You Look Good, And Then You’re Like ‘Holy Moly I Ate Too Much Gaucamole?'”

"I felt embarrassed. Embarrassed that after a year and a half of four to five days a week at the gym, I now look like this, ashamed at how I've 'let myself go' since the pandemic started."

Ladies, Here Are 10 Things You Should Stop Caring About ASAP

Sister, we are far beyond the years of caring about these petty things.

“The Last Thing I Wanted to Do Was Hug Her. She Just Bit Me. And Screamed at Me”: Mom Eats ‘Humble Pie,” Embraces Daughter...

“The last thing I wanted to do was hug her. She had just bit me. And screamed at me. And did that thing where she makes an...

I Saw Lots of Mom Bods on Vacation. They All Had One Thing in Common.

"Own your imperfections!" they command. "Be you!" they exclaim. And then you read the very fine print which says that "mom bods" are on trend, but if, and only if...

Do I Send My Child Back to Their Brick-and-Mortar School Because They Want to Go, Or Do I Keep Them Home Because I Want...

If that sounds dramatic, it just might be. Or perhaps it’s not. And that’s the dang conundrum that’s got us parents so perplexed about the true ‘right’ thing to do.