14 Moms Reveal the Parenting 'Rules' They Can't Stop Breaking


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No screen time before age 2. Nightly baths are a must. Never bribe your kids with candy. Don't let your kids be picky eaters or sleep in your bed or play with your phone when they're bored. Is it just me, or are there a whole lot more "rules" for parenting than you expected? 

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Confession time: There are some parenting rules that I just don't care to follow. My kids only get baths when they're visibly dirty, they both start the morning with screen time, and they don't eat fruits and veggies at every meal -- unless you think ketchup counts as a vegetable.

After almost nine years of parenting, I'm confident enough in my good mom status to just come right out and say it: Some parenting rules are made to be broken.

Luckily for me, I found 14 other moms who've got my back and who were happy to share the parenting rules they break on the regular. Get ready for swearing, bribery, and a whole lot of mom honesty ahead.

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