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Kristen Bagwell

I’d Rather Hire A Mom

I read an article recently by a mom who was addressing the “missed chunk on her resume” — meaning, a blackout period between her last “official” job and her next one. She was talking about the period of time she took time off to have, and raise her children. Ultimately, the author concluded that we should “not stress about this.” READ MORE

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  • Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    I Have A Running Problem…

    Are you a runner? And not the kind on a treadmill. I have a running problem. Not the kind of running problem that happens when you’ve been logging in 18 miles a day and develop shin splints, but then power through the pain even when a...

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    Jill Robbins

    “Your Face Will Freeze Like That” And Other Parenting Lies

    Someone once said “I believe in being honest with my kids, 101 percent.”

    That someone wasn’t me. I lie to my kids all the time. I’m not just talking about the trifecta of deception: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. I don’t creatively bend the truth. I straight up lie like Pinnochio. Am I ashamed? No. Lying to my kids saves my sanity, not to mention time and money. And sometimes, it’s just fun to eff with them a little. READ MORE

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  • Kelli Nelson

    5 Quick, Healthier Breakfasts For Picky Eaters

    It’s often challenging to get a good breakfast into our picky little eaters, especially when time is limited. The problem with cold cereal, though it is fast, is it doesn’t stay with us long, and we’re soon hungry again. Don’t get m...

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    We Didn’t Know It Was Possible To Dance To This

    If only we could all be so easily amused....

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    5 Things I Miss About Breastfeeding… And Five Things I Don’t

    I loved breastfeeding. And no one was more surprised about that little fact than me. I mean, it was always something I knew I’d wanted to try, but it was also something that always seemed a little intimidating and daunting...Read More
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    Tired of Photoshopped Celebrities And Unrealistic Beauty Standards? She Is Too.

    There’s nothing quite like a song that makes a statement....

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  • Elle Davis

    When Pregnancy Cravings Attack

    I ate so many bean burritos with sour cream throughout my pregnancy, I’m surprised I didn’t give birth to a 7 pound 9 ounce burrito....

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    Good Enough Mom

    There is an Eric Carle board book about a little girl who asks “Papa, can you get the moon for me?” And her father gets a ladder. When my boys were little, I read this to them. I kept it because when I see it on the shelf, I think of the many ways, as parents, we want to give it all, to make the pain go away when they hurt, to make their joy last forever, to protect them. To never disappoint them or make mistakes. To hang the moon. And also to know, while we can’t hang the moon, we can revel in its beauty. We can enjoy it. And we can parent beautifully all the while making mistakes. We are human. I am human. READ MORE

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  • Kelli Nelson

    5 Reasons To Read The White Queen Books

    It can’t be helped; I’m another Game of Thrones junkie. While many of us wait impatiently for more of the Starks and Lannisters, Starz (BBC) has introduced something that may tide us over until HBO releases the next season of Thrones....

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    Alisha "happychondric" Wilson

    WARNING: Volatile Activity Ahead – Please Buckle Your Safety Harness

    Daddy said zero about days like this. You know, the ones that take a couple of days to get over & lots of sleep? Ahhh sleep, that thing I used to do before I had children. I miss it. It was comfortable, cozy and I could do it anytime I wanted. That is a thing of the past. I have had a full night’s sleep three times in well, years. No, I am not exaggerating. It’s all honesty with me, all the time. Buckle your safety harness, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. I’m about to share some things that Daddy doesn’t share. READ MORE

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    Baby Growth Spurt

    “Eat all your spinach so you can grow up big and strong!” ...

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  • 5 Things That Made Me Realize I Am Old

    I like to think of myself as young. I mean, I can rock out to rap music and I watch “The MTV.” I also know my way around the Internets and I know text lingo (lol, ttyl). I’m a pretty young and hip chick, although the fact that I refer...

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    Thanksgiving, Shmanksgiving

    As a child, I found Thanksgiving to be the most lamentable of holidays. It came with no gifts, mascots, candy or songs, and compared to the pink hearts of Valentine’s Day, the giddy greens and reds of Christmas, or the...Read More
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