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Mackenzie Lawrence
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Mackenzie and her husband have three children, ages 5, 3 and 1. When she is not busy deejaying dance parties, fighting off ferocious dinosaurs or changing diapers, Mackenzie spends her "free" time working as a freelance editor, attempting to keep up with the dishes and laundry, and chasing the ever elusive dream some may know as sleep. She also writes about the hilarity and sometimes missteps of raising young children on her blog, Raising Wild Things (

Besides her family and friends, some of Mackenzie's favorite things include serial commas, cheese, chapstick, Brad Pitt, flip flops, and pretty much anything having to do with vampires. Some of her dislikes include snow, folding fitted sheets, matching socks, running, the phrase, “just sayin,” and toilet paper rolls hanging the wrong way.

Entries by Mackenzie Lawrence

46 Reasons My Mom or Dad Might Be Freaking Out

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 12:08 PM

About a year ago, I read the hilarious Jason Good's "46 Reasons My Three Year Old Might be Freaking Out." After reading this, I thought it would be funny to do a similar list, only told from a preschooler's perspective. (Don't worry, I ran the idea past Jason,...

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Multiple Personality Parenting

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Each of my kids has a different mom. Sort of. No, we didn't adopt. No, we didn't use surrogates. I definitely grew and birthed all three of them. Believe me, I remember. But I have a mommy confession: I parent each of my kids differently. I suppose you could call...

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I've Got a Reality Show For You, Discovery Channel: 'Alone With Kids and Afraid'

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 11:34 AM

So, if you didn't know, the Discovery Channel has this new show right now called Naked and Afraid. Basically, they take two strangers -- one man and one woman -- and strand them in some remote "extreme weather" location for 21 days and film how they go about surviving. Oh,...

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12 Simple Pleasures As a Mom That Make Me Feel Like a Rock Star and Deserving of a High-Five

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 5:25 PM

As I sat down yesterday at 9 in the morning after having finished up some laundry, unloading and loading the dishwasher and cleaning all three of the litter boxes (did it sink in that this was all before 9 in the morning?!), I was feeling pretty good about myself. Very...

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Lost in Translation: What I Say vs. What They Hear

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 6:17 PM

I need a translator. Even though my kids and I speak the same language, apparently, we don't speak the same language.

What I say: "Let's go, please, we're running late."
What they hear: "We have all the time in the world. Yes, you can watch six more shows. And...

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Success Is...

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 4:43 PM

As a mother, wife and working woman, I often struggle with defining what it means to be successful. And the reason I struggle is not because I don't have a sense of what fulfills me or satisfies my heart. It is because these things are constantly changing.

Success one day,...

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