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Rugrat Reads: Sky Color

I found another great book for the rugrats in our lives, or, as some people call them, 3-6 year olds. Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds is my next new favorite that will be added to the old favorites. It’s...Read More
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  • Boys Who Dress Like Boys And The Mothers Who Want Them To Dress Like Girls

    This is a response to What’s Wrong with a Boy who Wears Dresses NY Times, August 12th cover story magazine As a mother, I know that scores of parents all over the country were reading the Sunday New York Times, holding their breath ask...

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  • Good Things Come To Those Who Wait: A Valentine’s Proposal

    My boyfriend and I had been together for many [many] years, and as another Valentine’s Day rolled around, I had a hunch that he might propose, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up. I’m not particularly old-fashioned, but as Beyonce so...

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    ThisIsNotMyHat

    Rugrat Reads: This Is Not My Hat

    My friend’s daughter just turned three. We throw a birthday party for her every year at our house, and it’s a wonderful tradition. Every year I give her books, since reading and being read to are some of my favorite...Read More
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  • Mommie Block

    A few months back Lindsay Kavet from Expressing Motherhood (I have performed in her show several times) asked me if I would write something about the writing groups I run in Los Angeles called Mommie Brain. “Of course!” I may have squea...

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  • Age Gaps in Relationships: Making It Work

    People make a lot of fuss about “summer-winter relationships” but the fact is that they can be enjoyable and fulfilling – if occasionally challenging – for both parties in the couple....

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka? Young Readers: Dr. Suess

    Young Readers: Dr. Seuss

    I love reading Dr. Seuss to my 3 year-old and it's one of the few time that she'll actually stay still for a bit to listen. I started collecting Dr. Seuss books before the little hummingbird was born and enjoy...Read More
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  • RECIPE: Green Goddess Quinoa Salad

    When we’re told to “Think Green,” we immediately flash to this incredible Green Goddess Quinoa Salad recipe. Protein-packed quinoa, mixed with edamame and kale, is tossed in a creamy avocado and fresh herb dressing....

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  • Hanging Up The iPhone

    Knowing your gut and standing by it is the holy grail of parenthood. As a mom of two boys, twelve and eight, there are some circumstances where it’s easy to follow my gut: swimming lessons, completed homework, good manners. Other times I ...

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    Young Readers

    I took my 3 year-old to the library recently and while she loved playing "let's see how many books I can take off the shelves so I can keep my mom on her toes," I spotted a few books that...Read More
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  • What A Mom Needs

    In the hustle and bustle of life with kids in tow, it’s easy to forget about yourself. I mean, really, who could blame you? When you’re focused on wiping noses, packing lunches, doing laundry, checking homework, sometimes keeping a day ...

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  • Summertime: 5 Ideas For Welcoming The Sublime Season

    The Memorial Day holiday is fast approaching, and you know what that means—barbeques, beaches and the official welcome of the summer season. Here are 5 ideas to help you enjoy this summer:

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    Toddler Bedtime Reads

    Bedtime, my favorite part of the day. Nothing is cuter than watching your child sleep soundly instead of causing chaos throughout the house. Here are some of my daughter's favorite bedtime books over the past 3 years. Consider these books...Read More
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  • Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

    In 2003, I joined the ranks of the stay at home parent. I had just lost my job and was frantic about finding another. In 2003, my wife and I already had three sons and had just found out that we were expecting our fourth. The thought of not...

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  • A Little Too Close

    Last year, I did a lot of dating. This year, I’ve decided to get to the bottom of things – rather than date harder, I will date smarter. With my series “A Little Too Close”, I’ve decided to interview people fro...

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    Toddler Books

    At my house we all got hit with colds this past week. I’m blaming the Easter Bunny. Every year he hops to our houses and gives us all kinds of treats, but do we really know where his hands have...Read More
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  • Maybe Not The Pregnancy Announcement Reaction They Expected

    Two toddlers are told by their parents that they are having a baby sister....

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  • InstaMom

    Raise your hand if you wish this wasn’t a parody! We could really use an app like this. ...

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