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Summer Camps: What The F*#$%?!

I am often reminded about the many luxuries 21st century moms have that make our lives easier than the lives of our mothers and grandmothers. Like, for instance, my mother did not have a baby monitor — not even one...Read More
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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Un-hirable Mom

    I’m struggling, ya’ll. (I openly admitted to not being able to pull off ya’ll awhile back, but damn it, I’m no quitter.) Having never finished college, (a story for another day) I have been a stay-at-home parent for ...

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  • Danielle Tumminio

    Mindful Eating

    Here is how a typical dinner out with my husband Eric goes: We feel proud of ourselves for finding time and energy for a date night. We get dressed up (or, more likely, we don’t), we get to the restaurant, we sit down, we get our menus...

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    Calling BS on the Sanctimonious Black Friday Protests

    My friend Cristi likes to shop. I do not. She also likes to shop on Black Friday. Again, I do not. It’s not because I don’t like Black Friday – it’s because I don’t like to shop. I can think...Read More
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  • Linda Wolff

    How I Met My Husband

    When my kids were little, they used to love hearing the story of how my husband and I met. I told them we were in kindergarten and we were having lunch in the sandbox. Instead of pulling my hair to get my attention, he dropped my peanut but...

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  • I'm Done Biting My Tongue

    I’m done biting my tongue. I’m done letting people around me hurt me or those I love without having my say about it. I’m done watching people who are supposed to have my best interests at heart, or who are supposed to love and suppor...

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    Dear Children On A Saturday Morning

    Dear Children on a Saturday Morning,

    I love you. I do truly love you with all of my heart. Just not at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning. I love my sleep then. READ MORE

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Felicitations for May: My Mother

    In the course of trying to write this blog, I have organized my files, cleaned out my daughters’ closet, gone running twice in one day, found myself online signing up for a new cleansing diet (which is supposed to save me from cancer,...

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  • What The Flicka

    The Hungry Games

    This one’s a nail biter. This eerily familiar story will have you at the edge of your seat the entire time. There’s nothing you can do to escape them!...

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    Beth Markley

    Want To See Something REALLY Scary?

    I don’t think I’m ever one to second-guess other parents … until Halloween.

    On All Hallows Eve, I transform into Judge Judge-y McJudgerson.

    I am that mom. The one who cuts her kids off from trick-or-treating about the time they’re elbowing their way into puberty. I’m not following any developmental guidebook, and I haven’t looked up any studies on kids who later needed therapy because their moms put the kibosh on the candy corn prematurely. It’s just one of the many rules I was raised with that I have arbitrarily selected to enforce on my own progeny. READ MORE

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  • Sarah Rudell Beach

    Diamonds and Water: An Economic Analysis of Motherhood

    The best part of my day is… … when I manage to find a few moments to myself, in a quiet and empty house. I sit in my favorite chair and read a good book, with a cup of coffee flavored with a yummy creamer. It is calming, rejuvenating, n...

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  • Erin K Moffat

    Have You Found Yourself Doing This?

    I have a habitual problem and that is apologizing for things that no one should be sorry for....

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - "Mommy, I Want To Be A Princess"

    “Mommy, I Want To Be A Princess.” Vomit.

    When she was two, she wasn’t yet entrenched into the princess world. And I naively thought, “my daughter really does not dig the whole princess thing.” And I sighed with relief. Then she turned three. And like flipping on a...Read More
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    Just Hanging In There

    We all have our favorite places to just “hang”. Most just aren’t on bars (but maybe in them)! ...

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    The Checkout Line Makes People Ask Dumb Adoption Questions

    Remember when your teacher told you, “The only dumb question is one you don’t ask.” That is not always true. This is a true story about dumb questions....Read More
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    Top 5 Movies To Watch With Your Mom

    Mother’s day is here! If you’re looking for a laid-back way to spend quality time with your mom, pop some popcorn, get comfy on the couch, then download the following movies and have the best Mother’s Day marathon ever....

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  • Becky Harks

    The Good Wife’s Guide

    I found this sort of guide to wifery online, from the 50’s, a couple of years ago, and supposedly it’s called, The Good Wife’s Guide. “Is this legit, Aunt Becky?” you ask me, a disapproving tone in your otherwi...

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