Parenting
Youngsters

Adoption – Meant To Be or Plan B?

I often wonder about my boys’ lives before they joined our family (for newer readers, my boys were adopted at 26 months and 41 months, respectively). I wonder how they will see their adoption stories when they are older. I...Read More
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    Baby’s First Word: BACON!

    Forget Mom and Dad, this baby wants bacon!...

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  • Cynthia Silver

    Conversations With My Breast Pump & Other Postpartum Tales

    I only have two regrets about telling my postpartum horror story on Episode 11 of  ‘Storytime Hour with Erica & Jolenta’ 1)    I failed to mention the messages my friends Paul and Rick left on my answering machine to and from my...

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    Elle Davis

    My Kid Has Learned To Lay On The Guilt. F*ck.

    I feel like I’m living with a tiny Jewish mother when it comes to my 5 year-old daughter.

    Not that I have a Jewish mother and I don’t mean to stereotype, but as long as I’ve been on this earth, there have been countless times that I’ve heard that Jewish mothers have taken guilt to an art form. READ MORE

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  • Florence Escaravage

    Seduction After 40?

    Whether you are a man or a woman, there are times in our lives where we feel less capable of pleasing others than before....

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    When You See A Rainbow At Your Grandma’s House, There’s Only One Thing To Do

    This little girl handled an emergency rainbow situation very calmly!...

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  • Youngsters

    You Know You’re An Adoptive Parent When…

    My brother is adopted. My nephew is adopted. Three of my cousins are adopted. It was a normal part of “how you got kids” when I was growing up. I got married at the tender age of 42 and the...Read More
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    Crazy Hair Day Braids DIY

    Let’s pretend that EVERY day isn’t crazy hair day when you’re a parent....

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  • Eve (I Ate Your Damn) Apple

    20 Things I Never Said Before I Had Sons

    I remember when Quai was about four and I had to sit him down and explain that he had to start wearing underwear when he was playing outside because it was making the neighbors uncomfortable. And I remember the baffled look on his little fa...

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  • Youngsters

    That’s Mommy Warrior To You

    Here’s a newsflash: the Mommy Wars are bullshit. There’s no competition. There’s no blue ribbon, golden cup or flower wreath at the end. The best any of us can hope for is that our children will survive childhood and still...Read More
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    I Let Her Out Of My Sight For One Minute…

    Well, at least she’ll be thoroughly moisturized?...

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    Boy And Father Singing “Don’t Let Me Down”

    If you liked the father-daughter duet we posted a few months back, then you’ll love this father-son duet featuring the song Don’t Let Me Down by The Beatles! We’re so impressed by this little guy’s skills—it̵...

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    Woman Interrupted

    I have achieved a phase in my life during which I cannot have an adult conversation in my own home without being interrupted by a small person who feels that whatever they have to say or request is much more important than the conversation I am currently having.

    These interruptions typically consist of a long-winded explanation of a recent television commercial for a must-have product (“Have you ever heard of moon sand?”), a veiled attempt to pressure me into purchasing said product (“I think YOU would really like moon sand, Mom”), a random fact about a Guinness world record involving something disgusting (“Did you know the longest fingernails ever were three feet long?”) or a loud request for assistance in the bathroom (“CAN YOU HELP ME WIPE!?”). READ MORE

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktail: Dark Magic Punch

    I found this punch recipe online while looking for spooky cocktails and it sounded delicious, if not dangerous. I changed it just a bit to suit my style but have included possible substitutions. Ingredients: 2 liter bot...

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  • Helen Mitternight

    The Woman I Wanted To Be

    Smarter. Thinner. Kinder. Richer. Really, aren’t all our New Year’s resolutions designed to turn us into a new and improved version of ourselves?...

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    It’s Just TOO Quiet

    Every parent looks forward to when their children go to bed and there’s “peace and quiet” restored to the house.

    This morning, I was abruptly woken at 5 a.m. by the sound of…..silence. Complete and deafening silence. No sound machines playing, no electrical whirs, no video monitors showing sleeping kids. Just complete darkness and silence.

    As it turns out, our entire neighborhood lost power, but in those first few seconds of total silence, there was panic. Panic that something was wrong or one of the kids had done something (this would not be a first time that one of my kids has pulled something in the middle of the night). READ MORE

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    Justin And Jeremy-Moves Like Jagger

    These two boys show us how well they can really bust a move while playing Just Dance for Wii. They have a lot of videos dancing to different songs, and we chose an especially cute one for today’s MommyTube, featuring the song Moves Li...

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    Friday Etsy Find: Cloud Book Ends

    After sifting through our favorite Etsy shops, we came across these cloud book ends, perfect for displaying your young reader's books with a little bit of whimsy....

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