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Hi! My name is Megan Thompson. I’m glad you stopped by. Ready to replace that nagging mom guilt for more fun every day? This is our time to shine, mamas! Read on for tips on twins, tweens, teens, marriage, travel, living abroad and everything in between– all from a mom of 5.

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Parenting tips from The Rabbit Listened

Parenting tips from The Rabbit Listened

The other day, one of our children was howling and everything and everyone was setting him off. My husband sat next to him on the couch and didn’t say one word. They just sat in silence while my son’s wails quieted down to whimpers. I would’ve tried talking through it (which doesn’t even work in...

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Be the Person Your Kid Can Fall Apart With

Be the Person Your Kid Can Fall Apart With

At the end of last year, my son underwent a routine surgery. The night before we went to the hospital he told us how he felt about it- identifying specific emotions. The day of the surgery, as they prepared him, he continued to express his emotions and I told him, “I can see you’re feeling scared....

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Top 4 Best Hiding Spots for Gifts

Top 4 Best Hiding Spots for Gifts

If you celebrate Christmas and need a place to stash gifts before you put them under the tree here are my 4 top hiding spots. Watch out for those little sneaky peekers! Best hiding spots for Christmas gifts 1. Large black trash bags: Black trash bags are magical. Bag up unwrapped and wrapped...

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ZOOM-ing out of control, or Working remote remotely

ZOOM-ing out of control, or Working remote remotely

This remote meeting thing is out of hand. Anyone else notice this? Around here, where my husband has always worked in cyber, things are pretty much “back to normal.” Yay! That means husband goes to the office, meets people in person and needs to travel to do work. Except… the expectation is that...

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One Day, One Work Trip At A Time

One Day, One Work Trip At A Time

Today a mom said, “I don’t know how you do it. You’re amazing!” as I walked my kids into school. I welled up with tears. My husband has been gone for a week for work and we just got this school year off the ground. A few of my kids had jumbo-size feelings this week as they are adjusting to school....

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Starting Kindergarten Twin Style

Starting Kindergarten Twin Style

There is something different about sending twins, or any set of multiples, for that matter, off to kindergarten. I have a boy and a girl that are twins. What a pile of mixed emotions on this first day! I was proud. Happy. Sad. Worried. We lived through long Covid mandates in the Bay Area, so our...

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