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Shannon Carroll was the blogger behind Whiskey In My Sippy Cup, a critically acclaimed blog about nothing in particular. She currently writes on her new blog, Shannonigans, and is the Conference Programming Manager at BlogHer.com. She is the mother of a teenaged son, a tween boy and an elementary-aged daughter. She was previously a Babble Voices contributor.

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15 things that make me feel more inadequate as a mother than my mother-in-law does; Easter edition

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I was raised in one of those awesomely fun religions that doesn’t let you celebrate any holidays. I had my first birthday cake on my 19th birthday, my first visit from Santa was when I was 23, and I’ve never been able to thank the Easter bunny for anything.

Photo Credit Alisa Burke http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2011/04/doodle-easter-eggs.html

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It turns out, there are a lot of things about celebrating holidays you really just have to learn from birth or they never make sense. Things like everything about Easter. It got so bad with me and Easter that I had to call in my mother in law for reinforcement, and if you have a mother in law like my mother in law, you’ll understand the Herculean effort it takes for me to say she can do anything better than I can.

But the fact of the matter is, I simply cannot dye eggs, and I need all the help I can get. If you do, too, these should give you some pointers. Or make you feel like a total failure. Either way, really.


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15 easter egg crafts and ideas

Chalkboard Eggs from Oleander and Palm

Dye? We don't need no stinking dye.
These reusable paper-mache and chalkboard paint are total win.
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6 thoughts on “15 things that make me feel more inadequate as a mother than my mother-in-law does; Easter edition

  1. Kirsty says:

    These are fabulous, and some of them look like even I might be able to manage (I’ve never dyed an egg in my life and have no idea how to proceed).
    That Sharpie one, though? Stunning and waaaaaay out of my league…

  2. Tanis Miller says:

    Meh. I hate Easter. Tis the one damn holiday of the year that makes me miss my kid. Something about dead people and resurrections and overdosing on cheap chocolate all combines to make me crabby.

  3. Tanis Miller says:

    Okay, on second thought the jello eggs make everything better. And the marbled beet dye eggs? Make me want to eat beets. Looks like I’m not that crabby after all. Just hungry.

  4. Mr Lady says:

    @Kirsty, with god as my witness, I am dying all of the eggs this year with Kool Aid. THIS IS HAPPENING.

    @Tanis, I still just don’t really *get* Easter. Chocolate, however, I totally get. And beets. You really should come over.

  5. Ellen says:

    Think of all the calories you’ve saved by skipping Easter. ———-> now where is my easter basket?

  6. BusyDad says:

    I think after this, if I don’t do dry erase eggs, I am doing my craft a disservice.

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