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Surviving Your Baby: The Miracle Of Remote Parenting

It’s two o’clock in the morning, and I’m up awake. Our baby is crying, and I’m not sure why, but I think she just wants the comfort of being cuddled by her mom....Read More
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  • Felicity Huffman

    All My Prayers to the Newtown Community

    I have been too stunned to write much this weekend. The Newtown tragedy consumes my thoughts. I read the names of the victims, most of them six and seven year olds, and I can’t seem to continue with my day, or it seems indecent to do ...

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  • What The Flicka

    Recipe: Malibu Summer Rose Cocktail

    This cocktail both sounds and looks like summer fun! And if you’re in a similar situation to hers, you’re going to need it....

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    Maureen Morin

    I Have Been Lying To My Children For Years

    Warning:  Spoiler Alert.  Send your gullible children out of the room before going any further.

    We all raise our children to be truthful. To not lie. To be honest. They are learning these ideals from traitors — mommy and daddy. From the moment they are pretty much born, we start in with the lies. One right after the other. READ MORE

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  • Mary Katherine Backstrom

    I Know Where Your Coffee Is!

    There is one thing that moms these days can’t live without. It’s not the changing table, or the bouncer, or even black yoga pants. It’s coffee. And when the stresses of child-rearing and housekeeping cause you to misplace that cup of...

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  • Jenni Chiu

    Oil Pulling – Does it Work?

    “I’m sorry, I can’t talk right now there is oil in my mouth.” ...

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    Carrie Wible

    Mommy, That Lady Is (Points Out Flaw)!

    Oh man, my kids are at that age where you better hide yo’ bad hair, hide yo’ extra weight, and hide yo’ age because they are going to point it out to you.

    Loudly. READ MORE

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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    Creamy Garlic-Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

    There’s no need to buy premade salad dressings if you have a little extra time. Why? Because they are easy to make at home, and you can control the amount of oil and salt added....

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  • Robin Siegel

    Holiday Make up!

    It’s that time of year to celebrate and with the cooler weather, time to make a few changes to our skin care and make up. Drier weather calls for treatment serums, richer moisturizers, lip balms and eye cream. One of my favorite holiday l...

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  • Youngsters

    A Mother’s Prayer… Sort Of.

    Dear Lord,

    Thank you for this new day I get to spend with my children. They are a true blessing and I am so lucky to have them.

    So far today I have not raised my voice to my children. I have not given them a dirty look, have not rolled my eyes, and have not once looked at the clock to see if I can justify putting them to bed. I have not said a harsh word or tried to reason with my two-year-old as to why she cannot bang on my laptop in an attempt to “work” with me. I have not scolded my son for climbing up on the table over and over and over again. I have been patient, kind, and loving. READ MORE

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  • Amy Hamilton

    Technology & the Fam: If You Can’t Beat ‘em, Join ‘em!

    I have talked a lot about reasons to limit technology in your family and household and strategies to do so (read limiting and balancing). Now, I thought it might be nice to explore ways people are using technology to connect. 1. Texting or ...

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  • What The Flicka

    Sneaky Proposal

    We’ve seen a lot of creative marriage proposals, but having your girlfriend unknowingly plan her own is a first....

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  • Youngsters

    7 Ways To Overcome The Overly Tired Cycle With Your Kids

    All parents have something they dread most from their children. For me, it’s my kids being overly tired. They’re not just tired. They’re cranky, fussy, irritable, and do things they normally wouldn’t do. If I don’t catch that they’re overly...Read More
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    What Women REALLY Think About At The Office

    Pie charts? Reports? Not quite. Our office thoughts are more along the lines of “did I feed the kids this morning” or “I’ll just read two more blog posts and then get back to work.”...

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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    Growing up in Gayville

    Disclaimer: I have no idea if there’s actually a town called Gayville in the United States, if so, my title is not representative of the actual town (it’s a euphemism) and all similarities are merely coincidental. When I was a kid, ther...

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  • Youngsters

    6 Reasons I Need To Borrow A Girl For A Day

    It’s no secret.  We are a boy family.  Even before we had our first son, we imagined that we would have three boys.  Honestly, it never crossed my mind that we would have a girl.  I love being a boy...Read More
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    Who The Flicka?: Carrie Wible

    Who The Flicka? is an ongoing series where we spotlight our amazing contributors and make them answer our questions....

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  • Carrie Wible

    Goodbye Boogieman, Hello Garbage Man

    My twins are 3 and some change now. This means double the fights, double the time outs, and double the questions. I like to answer their questions honestly, and am proud that they can say things like “centrifugal force”, “candy crush...

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