The Mommy Tax: 7 Penalties Paid by Parents on April 15 (And Every Other Day)

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It's bad enough that parents of young kids rarely wear anything but yoga pants, but when those pants then get spit-up, pooped or drooled on, it means one of two things: ... more 
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It's bad enough that parents of young kids rarely wear anything but yoga pants, but when those pants then get spit-up, pooped or drooled on, it means one of two things: 1) We'll just stay home today since the only the only other clothing option is a cleaner pair of yoga pants; and 2) Who are we kidding? If every pee stain from a child meant we couldn't leave the house, the fire department would be called in to un-fuse the love seat from our butts.
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Fri, Apr 12, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
Tax Day is looming, but when you're a parent, April 15 is hardly the only day you pay the price. Having kids is a miracle, and it's wonderful and amazing, but it takes a toll - and not just a financial one (although that, too). Here are 7 ways that moms (and dads) are assessed penalties on days that the IRS isn't even looking. - By Meredith Carroll



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