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Mini Thanksgiving Feast For Kids

Well, technically it was a tea party/Thanksgiving feast/snack time rolled into one, but it definitely reminded me of a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. For the past week, I have had three little boys (Harrison and 2 daycare boys) begging me to...Read More
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  • Merry Freakin’ Christmas: Crazy Holiday Traditions

    Christmas is a strange holiday. Really, it is! What other event has us sitting around a dead tree pulling candy from our socks and singing the praises of an overweight immortal who shimmies down chimneys for a living? I mean he’s not a ro...

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  • Back To School Advice For My Daughter

    Well here we are… it’s back to school time again. This is our 11th first day of school and we have 6 more to go before we’re completely done. I love the first day of school more than I love the first day of the new year but not why yo...

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  • Mind, Body, Spirit
    Laura Diamond

    “Good Grief!” Or, How To Be A Friend To Someone Who Is Grieving

    I’m not trying to bum you out with all this grief business. But it’s life, right? And I didn’t quite finish what I wanted to share in the last post.

    And that’s this: Sage advice for friends who want to help, but aren’t sure how. READ MORE

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  • Baby Wakes Up Dancing!

    Today’s MommyTube clip features 3 adorable sisters rocking out in the car. Check out how amazing the baby’s reaction is as she wakes up to the sounds of the music! The looks on all of their faces is priceless—they literally lo...

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  • Leaning In and Out: My View From Both Sides

    First, let me say that I am always one to do something because my feelings compel me to, not because I am an expert or that my opinion is so important, and writing this article is no different. So bear with me, and know that I understand th...

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  • Fashion
    Expressing Motherhood

    Custom Jewelry For Everyday

    I was fortunate enough to sample some of Julia Parker’s handmade jewelry for What The Flicka review. Not only are my pieces unique, Julia is charming and Southern, though she resides in California. READ MORE

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  • CONGRATS!

    We’ve enjoyed sharing some of the great products Snapfish has to offer. From personalized holiday cards and calendars, to a complete gift guide of customizable fleece blankets, pillows, tablet/cell phone cases and more… all unde...

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  • How Do You Ease Dinnertime Anxiety For Busy Moms?

    Dinnertime. It’s the most anxious time of the day for me. It’s absolutely daunting. I start my neurotic routine by looking through the pantry. Then I head to the garage to check the freezer. No idea comes to me. After having inspected t...

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  • DIY
    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    The Simple Craft That Doubles As A Thanksgiving Teaching Tool!

    The kids made Thankful Trees to help them understand Thanksgiving.

    First, we spent our week talking about what Thanksgiving is and what being thankful means.Very few of the kids understood what I meant when I asked “what are you thankful for?” So I had to pose the question like this: “what are things or people you love? Like? Make you happy?” This got the kids talking and their answers were fantastic: READ MORE

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  • What’s the Worst Thing Your Mom Has Ever Said?

    Tell a kid they’re going to be on TV and the truth comes flying out! When asked what’s the worst thing their mother has said, these kids had some interesting responses. It’s pretty apparent after about the 6th bleep that kids defi...

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  • Taking a Dump in the Punchbowl

    I am an enthusiastic greeter. Some people, possibly many people, would say an over-enthusiastic greeter. I tend to meet people, whom I have just seen the day before, the way a thirsty man meets water. “Hurray! Thank God you’re here." I ...

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  • Mind, Body, Spirit
    Laura Diamond

    How One Mother’s Grief Led Her to Create a Haven for Thousands More

    I hope I never know what it’s like to walk in the shoes of Sarah Shaw.

    Sarah is the protagonist of my novel, Shelter Us. We share some demographic traits: mother of two boys, Berkeley JDs, residents of Pacific Palisades, California.

    But Sarah is also the mother of an infant who died. I have not known that pain. READ MORE

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  • Mommytube: Sh*t Hollywood Moms Say

    We’ve got another Sh*t _____ Say videos for you all. This time it’s Sh*t Hollywood Moms Say, submitted by Flickster, Lindsay Kavet of Expressing Motherhood. You don’t have to be a Hollywood Mom to relate to this video. It&...

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  • Mommytube: Baby Gives The Evil Eye

    We have all seen that moment when a baby, child and even adults go from happy to angry in a matter of seconds. Check out this adorable baby go from laughing to "Evil eye" in seconds. You can't help but laugh....

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  • DIY

    DIY Vintage Circus Baby Shower

    My best friend Lisa asked me to host her shower! “At my place,” she said. UGH. Her place is beautiful, but it’s like a museum—filled with expensive things always arranged just so. I almost feel like I’m messing it up just by...Read More
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  • Baby Surprise Gone Wrong

    Well, for a second there it looked like everyone was going to be happy!  “Tell me you’re joking!”...

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  • Conversations With My Breast Pump & Other Postpartum Tales

    I only have two regrets about telling my postpartum horror story on Episode 11 of  ‘Storytime Hour with Erica & Jolenta’ 1)    I failed to mention the messages my friends Paul and Rick left on my answering machine to and from my...

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