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9 Items Moms Need An Advanced Degree To Purchase

Many moons ago, I had to flash an ID for beer.  I’ve now decided that the grocery store should also make it mandatory for shoppers to provide proof of procurement expertise when purchasing certain products.  I’ve made this decision based on my own inability to accurately select from the 17,000+ options provided for each product, without thorough study and careful contemplation.  Surely if we all had some kind of advanced grocery-getting degrees, the shopping experience would be better for everyone. READ MORE

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    9 Ways Moms Are Also Detectives

    This post is brought to you by The Mysteries of Laura, which stars Debra Messing as frazzled  Laura Diamond, a busy mom on a quest to have it all. Wednesdays at 8/7 central. Super sleuth, master of knowing exactly where everything is at...

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  • Sherice Torres

    Finding your Mama Mentor

    I’ve been blessed to not only have an incredible mother, but a number of strong mama mentors in my life. With the exception of the tumultuous teen years (when estrogen repels estrogen like the world’s largest electromagnetic field…or ...

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  • Lessons

    7 Things Your Mother Needs To Hear You Say

    When I was a child, my mother was the center of my universe.

    She seemed to alight from high, and softly land in all the right places.

    She never raised her voice, and never ever raised her hand. All she had to do was look at me and say, ‘Cheryl Aaaann’. READ MORE

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktail: AbFab

    With Fall officially starting on Saturday, I wanted to come up with something special for the last summer cocktail of 2012. (Don't worry your pretty little heads, I have some ah-mazing autumn cocktails planned for you, my sweets - xoxo) Whe...

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  • Helene Cohen Bludman

    Awash in Memories

    Appliances don’t last forever, but when my Maytag washing machine shuddered through her final spin cycle today, I couldn’t believe the end had come. She hadn’t been ailing, so her demise was sudden, shocking. “No!” I groaned whe...

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    Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    My Scrapping Skills Are F*cking Legit

    I’ve been going to Corner Bakery for their Loaded Baked Potato Soup once or twice a week for the past few months. Sometimes, I upgrade to a bread bowl for an extra $1.89. I don’t do it all of the time because I don’t want luxury to become my standard. Plus, all of the soups come with a focaccia roll anyway, and it’s really not that hard to dig out a little soup moat. I treat myself to these soup lunches on the days I go to therapy. READ MORE

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    Recipe: Veggie Nuggets

    Pst. Your kids won’t even know how healthy they are!...

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  • Rachel Zients Schinderman

    My Father’s Daughter

    I sit in my white Reem Acra duchess satin gown in a room on the second floor of The Metropolitan Club in New York with everyone I know just downstairs waiting for me, the bride....

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  • Lessons

    A Promise Everyone Needs To Make

    It’s 5am and I’m looking for something. In my head, I mean…and I can’t quite get to it. Something I remembered, something I forgot, something I need to do – does this happen to you? “I have too much on...Read More
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    Son Surprises Mom With Her Dream Car

    Corey Wadden decided to surprise his mom with her dream car… and film her reaction....

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    Who The Flicka?: Erin Moffat

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

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    These 3 Fearless Girls Ended Up On National Television And Shocked Everyone

    Somewhere in America, there is hope because of brilliant, fearless girls like this.

    In an amazing, seriously, AMAZING performance on The Queen Latifah Show that is called “Somewhere in America”. These fearless girls; Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen get real about the issues America has their generations facing.  READ MORE

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    JJ Keeler

    Suck It Cupid: Valentine’s Day During Childhood VS Adulthood

    With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, I can’t help but reminisce about the V-days of yore (ah, yore, such a wonderful time!). I remember when this day evoked all kinds of emotions….mainly fear, fear that the Punky Brewster valentines I was handing out would be met with zero reciprocation.

    Now, it’s a day that evokes worry: What will we do? Where will we find a sitter? Can we get a reservation? Why am I even thinking about all this when I know that we won’t leave the house because Dateline is on? READ MORE

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