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How a Popcorn Kernel Nearly Cost 41-Year-Old Adam Martin His Life

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This Hospital Dance Party Between a Baby Cardiac Patient and His Amazing Pediatric Tech Will Melt Your Heart

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Tinder Couple Who Exchanged Messages for 3 Years Finally Meets on ‘Good Morning America’

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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!

To the Moms and Mothers-in-Law Who Say ‘Yes’ When Your Life Is in Shambles

"To the moms and mothers-in-law who say, 'come over,' and bring the kids, and bring the laundry and bring your appetite. To the moms and mothers-in-law who say, 'yes,' when you ask them to your place to watch the kids, help fold clothes or to cook dinner for you and your family on an overpacked day."

“Hey Friend, I’m Coming Over. Please Don’t Clean Up. Don’t Dress Up. Please Just BE.”

"So, get ready to answer your freakin’ door, and you better not be wearing anything other than leggings, a messy pony, yesterday’s make-up, compassion and grace."

Dear Little Girl With the Smart Mouth

"You are about to be surprised little lady. My tirade I am about to have right here, well, it is not one in which you will be put in your place and reminded to be respectful."

Why I Will Never Apologize for My Noisy Kids

That noise — it’s mine — all mine, and I will never ever apologize for it.

‘Stop Telling Moms Not to Blink—It’s Okay for Us to Miss Some Stuff’

"Listen, mamas — you can be both the momma who doesn’t want to blink, but who still freakin’ blinks because she needs those brief breaks from her empowering yet fatiguing journey as a life guide for her children."