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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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  • Parenting Hack of the Future

    Why didn’t we have robotic vacuums to ride around on when we were little?...

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  • 7 Signs You’re Entering Middle Age

    I was prepared to publish an intense, serious post on divorce today but just as I was about to click the publish button, another thought entered my head: To hell with that for now, let’s just have some fun and deal with the heavy tomorro...

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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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  • Mini Tiger Woods

    Whether or not she was aiming for her dad, we’ll call this a hole in one. ...

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  • Can We Have Sex Tonight?

    Sex. When you write about life and motherhood, you know it’s going to come up. There are countless topics related to sex and many different reasons to rant write about it. Since the readers at Sweetn...

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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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  • 25 DIY Summer Activities For Kids

    Summer is in full force now, and we’ve collected some of the coolest DIY activities for kids that we could find around the web! Check out these 25 crafty ideas that will keep your kids from playing the “I’m bored” ca...

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  • Why I Called The Fire Department Last Night

    Last night LAFD employed 2 large firetrucks and 8 heroes to rescue me and my family from a wild animal. No one was injured and the animal was removed and returned to its natural habitat. My home, however, will never be the same....

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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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  • TV Mom Tuesday: Rachel Sings To Emma

    When your baby cries, you’ll do just about anything to comfort it…even if it means embarrassing yourself! Rachel Green from Friends does just that in this week’s TV Mom Tuesday clip. What exactly does she resort to doing t...

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  • Favorite Things: Tickle Time Sunblock

    Every parent knows that putting sunscreen on your kids can be pure torture. It’s sticky. It’s cold. Heaven help you if it gets in their eyes. Tickle Time is an...

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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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  • Why We Need Feminism

    When you have a girl body you get used to it. Misogyny. An ever present hum that you ignore because you are too busy doing all the things that boy bodies do—sometimes better, sometimes worse, most often the same. You learn early on, when ...

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  • Dear Mommies And Daddies: Advice From A Parenting Veteran

    Dear Mommies and Daddies, Mommies and Daddies To Be, and Future Mommies and Daddies, After having three kids, I DO in fact have much knowledge to share with you. I have lived, learned, and still learning. I still struggle and have my highs ...

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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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  • Who’s House?!

    Today’s MommyTube video is an awesome rap by two parents—and we’ve gotta say, their kids are pretty lucky to have such a cool mom and dad! The lyrics are so cute and totally relatable (the part about the Internet was especiall...

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  • Surviving Senior Year: Backpacks and College Apps and SATs, Oh My!

    Every year when my kids go back to school, the feeling is bittersweet. I’m sad to see the lazy days of summer go and the relaxed attitude of the kids, but I do breathe a long sigh of relief (Ok, it’s more of a “Yippie!”) when I drop...

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