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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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  • Got Joy?

    It was a lot easier to relax when I had no kids. Forget the fact that I could sleep in every weekend and had complete control over my bathroom privacy. It was really about being responsible for one life – mine. That’s it. ItR...

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  • My Favorite Winter Soup

    As we all know (and the American Heart Association reminds us) one of the best things you can do for your heart is to incorporate a healthy diet into your lifestyle. To write that sentence is easy, to actually do it, is more challenging....

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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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  • Let’s Hope This Doesn’t Happen Every Time He Laughs!

    Unlike in Mary Poppins, when this kid gets to laughing too hard he falls right out of his chair!...

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  • Top 6 Apps for Busy Parents

    We, the nerds of Tenth + Fourth, are thrilled to share with you some of our favorite life changing, time saving apps. We know that time and sanity are hard to come by when you’re a parent, and we want to help! So without further ado, ...

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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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  • Etsy Finds: “Functional Art”

    I love functional art and I have to say, it doesn’t get much better than these: Wash your hands, brush your teeth, flush the toilet, make your bed, and pick up your clothes. Life skills that kids tend to lack! This is brilliant! I am...

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  • World's Littlest Elvis Impersonator

    I came across this adorable video of a little girl, Ella, singing along to Elvis Presley. She sings with such passion and soul and it’s sure to put a smile on your face....

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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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  • Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pudding

    Let me get this straight. There’s dark chocolate, booze, and this is all mixed up in a sweet chocolate pudding? Hell yeah! This pudding is pretty rich, but it’s hard to stop eating. After you’re done, you’ll be able ...

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  • Burning the Turkey with Cigarettes

    Having people over for dinner, or hosting the more formal “dinner party” used to freak me out. So I hit the problem head on and decided to have a lot of dinner parties. It worked and I can now have people over with pleasure. Then I deci...

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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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  • WTF? – Worst In-Law Stories

    In-laws are famous for being, well…special. They’re the lovely people who come to visit you on holidays (and more frequently, if you’re lucky!) and always have some words of wisdom to share with you....

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  • This is 30

    Hi. Welcome. This is 30. Rather, this is my 30 which is totally different from your 30. I know what you’re thinking: “everyone thinks they’re different slash special slash remarkable”. Well, my thirties are at least one of those thi...

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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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  • The Conversation With My Kid That Scarred Him For Life

    14 Year-Old Mom, can you make some brownies? Me Would if I could. I don’t have any brownie mix. I’ll pick some up at the store tomorrow. 14 Year-Old We do have brownie mix. There is a box in the pantry. The top of the box is rip...

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  • You Might Start Off Offended, But We Promise You’ll Finish Feeling Empowered

    #LikeAGirl is a new campaign from Always that asks a seriously thought provoking question: when did doing something “like a girl” become an insult?...

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