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Stretch Marks The Spot

Ah the postpartum body… What a horrifying vessel. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. It just grew a person. What a magical, wonderful, machine. It’s still horrifying....Read More
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    Boy vs. Bug

    Aren’t little boys supposed to like bugs? Well, we don’t blame this kid for feeling the way he does when this praying mantis crawls up his pants. ...

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    There’s NO Complaining In My Happy Place

    I made the mistake of taking my youngest child (who is more difficult than any third child should be, by the way) to my happy place… The Philadelphia Premium Outlets. What? I love to shop AND I love a good bargain. It’s a win/wi...

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    I Ran Out Of Diet Coke… Now What?

    How did this happen?  I’m out of Diet Coke.  How in the heck am I going to survive the morning?  I suppose I could drink the Diet root beer we have in the fridge, but it’s just not the same....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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  • Karen Johnson

    My Open Letter (To Costco)

    Lately there have been lots of “open letters” in the media. I guess the idea is to write a letter and then post it to Twitter, Facebook, etc. so it is “open” to the general public. Well, here is my open letter. To Co...

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    Mary Katherine Backstrom

    Breast Is Best… But What About The Rest?

    I’ve hated my boobs since 5th grade, when they made a most unwelcome appearance. Backyard football with the boys became awkward. So did locker room changes. As they became a focal point of my high school figure, I despised them even more. My back hurt when I ran. Forget horsing around in a bathing suit. Rude and humiliating jokes from teenage boys.

    Hated. Them. READ MORE

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  • Sherice Torres

    Toughen Up, Lady

    Motherhood – it ain’t for the weak or the thin-skinned. And heaven help you if you’re a people pleaser. Let me explain. I have always been a typical Type-A-perfectionist-overachiever mixed with a nearly insatiable need to please....

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    Friday Etsy Find: Doorway Puppet Theatre

    Puppet theatres are rare these days, but this one is easy to set up in a doorway and it's an instant hit with the kids! Plus, behind-th...

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    Lisa Carmody Doiron

    What Not To Say To Unassuming Pregnant Women

    Listen. If you’re going to comment on a pregnant woman’s amplitude, at least think of something more creative than the standard ‘Are you sure you’re not having twins?!’ gag.

    First off, that ‘joke’ isn’t funny, but she’ll feel as though she has to laugh because she probably likes you. This burst of fake laughter could cause her to pee her pants. Her favourite pants…her only pants that still fit her. And she’ll hate you for it…for a long time…because you forced her to laugh at your banal one-liner. READ MORE

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  • Shannon Noel

    I’m Not From Here, But My Kids Are

    As we inch closer to this year’s Mother’s Day, I have been thinking a lot about my own mother and her favorite homemade craft that apparently I made just for my her: her two grandsons! It breaks my heart that I can’t just put my kids ...

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  • Aging In The Fast Lane

    I was born pretty. (At least by my grandfather’s standards). He told me so, every time I saw him, and I believed him. My mother and father were beautiful. A beautiful couple. They bred well. My sister is a knock-out. It’s the genes. I n...

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    Marie Bollman

    What Do Stay At Home Moms Do All Day? Let Me Tell You…

    Yes, I am a Stay at Home Mom.    Yes, All of my kids are in school now.

    And yes, I hate it when you ask me what I do with all of my “free time.”

    It’s been one month since my youngest started kindergarten. For one month I’ve been a stay at home Mom of school aged kids. And people are finally done asking me, “So, what are you going to do all day?” Thank god for that. Now that the school year is in full swing I’m finally getting used to my new routine. But, I know there are plenty of people out there who still question my SAHM existence. To those people, I feel like we need to get some things straight. READ MORE

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  • Elle Davis

    7 Easy DIYs To Cut Down On The Chemicals You Use In Your Home

    I try to be as eco-friendly as I can although I don’t always succeed. But with these DIY green recipes, it makes the gradual changes I’ve been making a lot easier....

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  • Elle Davis

    The Weight Of The Matter

    My daughter was born a “normal” weight, but she’s a small girl, petite, compared to most kids her age. I’m sure it can also be frustrating for parents on the other side of it. Just a few weeks ago when we were in th...

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    Dana Wisniewski

    5 Reasons Why Winter Sucks For Parents

    Sure there’s frigid temps, fighting off frequent colds, the lack of fun things to do, but there’s a few more reasons why winter sucks after you have kids. If you’ve blocked this out of your memory from last winter, or if you are a new parent, let me fill you in on the 5 biggest reasons winter sucks: READ MORE

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    Kony 2012: A Documentary From Invisible Children

    What The Flicka? is a fun, light-hearted space, but this short documentary was so moving that it was only right to share with you all. What if your child was kidnapped and forced to kill? Unreal. But, for thousands, this is a reality. This ...

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    Maybe Not A Future Olympian

    But you never know, because practice makes perfect....

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