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Carin Kilby Clark
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Through her popular lifestyle and parenting site, Carin Kilby Clark guides busy moms on their quest to manage business, family, and home without completely sacrificing themselves. From working her 9-5, consulting, raising three children as a single parent, and pursuing her love of writing - all while experiencing happiness - Carin's journey is proof positive that it’s possible to cheerfully have it all. She's also the creator of The Mommyhood Mentor®, author of Memoirs of a Clueless Woman®, and co-founder of The Virginia Bloggers Club. Carin's been featured in over 230 major media sites, such as: ABC, Global Newsweek, CBS, Fox News, Los Angeles Business, NBC, CW, Reuters, The Huffington Post, HowToLearn.com, and Yahoo!.

Entries by Carin Kilby Clark

3 Ways I Regularly Invade My Teenager's Privacy

(4) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 11:09 AM

As a parent, there is a somewhat constant struggle over what is acceptable when it comes to invading and respecting your child's privacy. It's not always an easy balance; we want to protect our children and to do so, we need to be as "in the know" as we possibly...

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5 Parenting Lessons My Mother Couldn't Teach Me

(1) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 3:52 PM

Wouldn't it be great if there was a parenting handbook that detailed the exact recipe for happy, well-adjusted children who grew up to be phenomenal adults? Alas, no such handbook exists, and so many of us turn to our own parents for the roadmap to successful child-rearing.

Parenting is largely...

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Why My Divorce Was the Best Thing for My Kids

(9) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 3:07 PM

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Together or not, our family bond is strong and the children always come first.


When my first husband and I separated for the second, and final, time my oldest son was just 7-years-old. My daughter was too young to...

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How Are You Going to Thrive?

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 5:57 PM

As I read the introduction to Arianna's story, about how she woke up in a pool of blood after collapsing in her office, I felt like I was back in my car and at that intersection. I could feel my lips trembling and my hands shaking as if I were...

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What Life Is Really Like for a Mom of Three

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 12:52 PM

I'm a mama of three -- a 16-year-old son, 11-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. My typical wait in the grocery store check-out line normally goes a little something like this:

Me: Makes an announcement to all: "Don't ask, I'm not buying anything in the check-out aisle."

Child 2:...

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The Most Important Thing I Will Do for My Children This Year

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 10:36 AM

Me: Jayden, I want you to make a list of things that you'd like to do together. Just me and you. We're going to do one thing each month. So, list 12 activities in total.

Young one: Why? What for?

Me: Because I want us to hang out. And have...

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Why Keeping Your Family Connected Matters

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 10:41 AM

When I retrieve my 6-year-old son from after-care each day he is so happy to see me. He greets me with soft eyes that sparkle and gleam, overflowing with joy. He can't wait to tell me about his day and ask me for help with the homework he wasn't able...

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Motherhood Did Not Change Me, It Made Me

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 11:26 AM

A few days ago I was chatting with a few friends and we ended up talking about motherhood. We talked about how children take over your life, and one of the ladies discussed how she is childless by choice; having grown up with several siblings and realizing early...

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6 Proven Methods for Inspiring Your Children to Behave

(10) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 6:58 PM

Before we start, let me explain my claim -- six proven methods for inspiring your children to behave. I am proudly raising three little monsters who call me mom. They have been the best test/focus group I ever could have asked for and through them I have learned, by trial...

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President Obama vs. Kris Jenner: What Are We Teaching Our Children About The True Measure of Success?

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 6:37 PM

While flipping channels the other day, I caught the tail end of a recent news story that highlighted a "feud" between President Obama and Kris Jenner. The president made some remarks stating that...

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Because Our Children Are Watching

(10) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 6:14 PM

As parents, there are very few aspects of our lives that our children don't witness. They are there when we wake, go to work, socialize with our friends, make dinner, interact with our significant others, and all the other things that we do as we juggle the many demands of...

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