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Jill Robbins

10 Things I Could Stop Doing In 2015 But Probably Won’t

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. If you’ve set your sites on conquering P-90X, getting a degree or being in the audience on the Ellen Show, rock on, especially if one of your resolutions is to meet Ellen. I love Ellen. Tell her I said hi. READ MORE

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    The Hilarious Results of Removing Sexism From Headlines

    Ever notice how tabloids seem to find it downright scandalous when female celebrities complete simple tasks? Well, the folks over at Vagenda Magazine came up with the genius idea to rework some of those snarky headlines. A genius and hilar...

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  • Allison Goines

    Are You Ready For A Paleo Thanksgiving?

    Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with grain-laden, dairy-heavy comfort food dishes. It can be tough for the paleo follower to find typical holiday recipes that are grain-free, dairy-free and wholesome. It’s not impossible, however, to hav...

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    Miranda Gargasz

    Embracing Imperfection and the Concept of Enough

    My mom raised a pretty tough girl.  For all the neurotic mess that is me, I don’t break easily.  I am tender-hearted and tend to take criticism personally for about a week.  Then I get over myself and try to see the bigger picture, the quality behind the words that hurt me so.  I grew up the kind of girl who wanted it all and, by God, was going to have it all. READ MORE

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  • Sherice Torres

    Anatomy of the Perfect Mother

    I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the outsized expectations that we tend to have of women in general and mothers in particular. As I once again beat myself up for not being the perfect mother in a perfect size 4 designer out...

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  • What The Flicka

    How To Talk To Your Kids

    Talking to your kids is important. This dad gives it a solid effort, but someone’s not quite cooperating....

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  • Lessons

    I Wish I Was More Like My 6 Year Old

    When I was 6 I was a bratty 1st grader. I played outside with the neighborhood kids, did my chores and tried not to kill my little sister. I was a kid, acted like a kid, thought like a kid....Read More
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  • So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You.

    I’m a good mother. I’m not a perfect mother. I could easily fill up 100 pages with mistakes I made just this weekend. But unlike the deep bouts of doubt I once had over whether I was a good actor or singer, or the doubts I can have toda...

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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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    Alisha "happychondric" Wilson

    My Door is Still Locked. Let’s Eat!

    Have you set goals for yourself? No, I’m not referring to endless spewing of New Year’s resolutions through December only to wake up & give up by January second. What I am referring to, are things you will actually follow through with. Wait, what? You mean I actually have to follow through with those pesky goals? Yes, it’s a good idea if you’d ever like to move forward. If you’d prefer, you can stagnate. Yes, that word is just as ugly as these next words I’m about to introduce to you: READ MORE

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  • Sherice Torres

    Let’s Get Uncomfortable

    The BadAssMama has never been one for New Year’s resolutions. But this year, the year that I hit the Big 4-0, seems to be as good a reason as any to break the rule. This year, I resolve to...

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  • Eve (I Ate Your Damn) Apple

    Please Don’t Give Up On My Kid: An Open Letter to My Son’s Teachers

    Dear Teachers, It’s that time of year again. It comes every winter with the first snowfall. I can read it between the lines of the emails you send letting me know my son’s failing every subject. I can hear it in the exasperation whe...

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  • Lessons

    “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” A Song of Murder, Alcoholism, Pill Addiction and Hope For The Holidays

    It’s no secret that I’m not the hugest Christmas person in the world, which makes no sense, as Christmas has all the makings of a Lisa Newlin favorite holiday.  Food?  Check.  Presents?  Check?  Oversized sweaters to hide the extra cookies...Read More
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    They Share More Than Just Genes

    Genes, germs… these twins share everything! As cute as their synchronized sneezing may be, taking care of two sick babies can’t be fun!...

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  • Crystal Ponti

    RECIPE: Crock Pot Cheesecake

    There’s nothing more tempting and delicious than a slice of good ole’ cheesecake. If I was stranded on a desserted island (get it?), I know I would dream about this decadent treat. It’s just that good! And so isn’t this recipe for L...

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  • Lessons

    One Mom’s Letter To Santa

    Dear Santa, What the ever-loving hell? I thought we had a deal, man?! In exchange for me telling my kids some insane story that you show up in the middle of the night with gifts that would appease their impulsive...Read More
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  • Dani Walker

    Sex, Interrupted

    Parents who have sex fall into two categories: • Those who have sex only when children are sound asleep. • Those who don’t wait for sleeping children and will relate to the following words....

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Felicitations for November: Gratitude

    If February is the month of love, November is the month of gratitude. It even ends with Thanksgiving, which is one of my favorite national holidays (along with my birthday). But I want to write about thanksgiving with a small “t.̶...

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