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Angela Anagnost-Repke

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Angela Anagnost-Repke is an extroverted freelance writer who also feels energized in the solitude of her home as her fingers click the keys of her laptop. She is a flawed mother who has been published in Good Morning America, ABC News, Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, and many more. Angela has personal essays published in Mothers Always Write, The HerStories Project and the anthology, “Red States, Blue States” by Belt Publishing. She is an advocate for a moms’ night out and is currently at-work on the cross-generational memoir, "Mothers Lie."

Weekends Totally Suck The Life Out Of You When You’re A Parent

The other day my husband and I were reminiscing about how glorious our weekends were before kids. We’d wake up hungover around 10, eat...

The Stress Of Having A High Needs Baby Is Exhausting

The high needs baby. Those of us who have fought our way through that, we cringe at those words. We know that “high needs”...

Dear Firstborn, Thanks for Letting Me Screw Up

Dear Firstborn, I had no freaking clue what I was doing those first few months after you were born and you just kind of hung...

Hey Parents, Stop Trying To Be The Coach When You’re Not

“Have fun.” These are the only two words that I tell my son before a travel soccer game. And after the game, I ask, “Did...

Dear Husband, It’s Time to Get the Snip

Dearest Husband, The time has come. We are at the point in our marriage where you need to take the plunge. No, I am not...

This is 30 Years of Friendship

This is what thirty years of friendship looks like. They pluck your stray gray hair right before a selfie. They encourage you to cry. They don’t let...

Dear Daughter, No One Will Hush You

Dear Daughter, May you always sing that low-octave voice while shaking your hips in that turquoise bikini—in the middle of winter. No one will hush you. May...

I Was A Bad Mom

Many of us have seen the witty film, “Bad Moms.” While I do embody many of the characters within that film, when I first...

Enjoy Life And Forget The Perfectly Clean House

I’ve always been surrounded by good food. In our house growing up, my mom cooked every evening during the school week. Grecian potatoes, homemade...

Here’s What I Learned When I Stopped Nagging My Kids All Damn Day

I talk — a lot. I was talking by 18 months old, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say up until I take...