Youngsters

That’s Mommy Warrior To You

Here’s a newsflash: the Mommy Wars are bullshit. There’s no competition. There’s no blue ribbon, golden cup or flower wreath at the end. The best any of us can hope for is that our children will survive childhood and still...Read More
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  • Jessica Bern: Two Funny Brains

    I Have A Confession…

    Do you love to shop? Are you always on the hunt for a bargain?...

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  • Elise Free

    Why Amy Schumer Is A Role Model For My Daughter

    In the 1980’s, there were only three female role models —Chrissy from Three’s Company, Daisy from The Dukes of Hazzard, and Bea Arthur. That was it....

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    Woman Interrupted

    I have achieved a phase in my life during which I cannot have an adult conversation in my own home without being interrupted by a small person who feels that whatever they have to say or request is much more important than the conversation I am currently having.

    These interruptions typically consist of a long-winded explanation of a recent television commercial for a must-have product (“Have you ever heard of moon sand?”), a veiled attempt to pressure me into purchasing said product (“I think YOU would really like moon sand, Mom”), a random fact about a Guinness world record involving something disgusting (“Did you know the longest fingernails ever were three feet long?”) or a loud request for assistance in the bathroom (“CAN YOU HELP ME WIPE!?”). READ MORE

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  • What The Flicka

    The Cutest Babies Compilation Video You’ve Been Waiting For

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy all of the entertainment of babies without having to have one....

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  • Crystal Ponti

    Being Almost 40 And Pregnant Isn’t So Bad (*#&@ This %#$*!)

    I’m delusional. Really, I am. Each day I wake up and try to convince myself that being almost 40 and pregnant isn’t so bad—that I can still rock it like a 20-something preggo mama. After all, I am married to someone 15 years my junior...

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    It’s Just TOO Quiet

    Every parent looks forward to when their children go to bed and there’s “peace and quiet” restored to the house.

    This morning, I was abruptly woken at 5 a.m. by the sound of…..silence. Complete and deafening silence. No sound machines playing, no electrical whirs, no video monitors showing sleeping kids. Just complete darkness and silence.

    As it turns out, our entire neighborhood lost power, but in those first few seconds of total silence, there was panic. Panic that something was wrong or one of the kids had done something (this would not be a first time that one of my kids has pulled something in the middle of the night). READ MORE

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  • Jennifer Oradat

    10 Things We Still Love As Adults (That We Probably Shouldn’t)

    The day you become a mom is the day that you  transition into becoming a bona fide adult. We’re supposed to embrace responsibility and let go of the things that kept us mired in our own childhoods. But those things were kinda awesome, wh...

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  • Deva Dalporto

    I’m Socially Skill-less

    My husband recently told me that I pulled a bait and switch on him. When we met, I was a super social, outgoing extrovert. I could hold a mean conversation. Politics? Yes, I have an opinion! Religion? Sure, let’s chat! Current events? Bri...

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    What’s On Your Not-To-Do List?

    I’m sort-of-maybe-sometimes organized. I keep a scribbled mess of “to-dos” next to me during the day – updating it as morning turns to afternoon and my brain becomes less foggy from sleep. (FYI – 11. a.m. is the best time to talk to me.) My “to-do” list is yardstick by which I measure the success of my day. READ MORE

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  • What The Flicka

    Live Chat w/Felicity Huffman

    Did you guys catch Felicity’s first ever live stream? If you missed it, no worries, we’ve got the full chat here for you! Watch as Felicity answers your questions about motherhood, the meaning behind the What The Flicka? name, h...

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  • Elle Davis

    Oat straw and Goat’s Milk Bath Tea

    This is a bath tea I came up with for different types of problematic skin, including eczema and body acne.  Oat straw is very nourishing as well as soothing and relaxing which can help ease the pain of rheumatism and is also helpful with b...

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    Keeping The “Happy” in Happy Birthday

    As my dear readers know, I had a birthday this week.  Normally I love my birthday because it’s an excuse to eat cookie cake without people passing judgment on me (or at least if they do, they keep it to themselves).

    When I was a kid I anxiously counted down the weeks until my dig day, knowing I would finally be a year older and closer to being an adult. READ MORE

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  • Lisa Witherspoon

    10 Things My Girls Love About Daddy – As Told By Them

    Last week, for my Tuesday Ten and in honor of Father’s Day,  I posted a list of things I learned form my dad.  However, I most certainly do not want to overlook my wonderful hubby who is a fantastic dad to our three girls.  So, it ...

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  • Sabrina Lloyd

    “Are You One Of Those Women Who Couldn’t Get Pregnant So You Adopted?”

    What do you see when you see us? What do you see when you see someone? We make a narrative. Create a life. Fill in lines to a story we write, from our perspective, from our vantage point, clothing the person, the persons in our garments, to...

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    This ‘Dirty Dancing’ Kid is Clearly Having the Time of His Life

    If “Dirty Dancing” taught us anything, it’s that we’re supposed to dance like no one is watching, and this guy has nailed that lesson. Not only is he obviously gifted in early-childhood Swayze-ness, but according to his mom, he’s only seen the movie “10-12 times.”

    We’ll admit to being jaded by lots of YouTube dancing kids, but this video is the one thing we cannot get enough of. READ MORE

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  • Carrie Wible

    Peach Scented Nether Regions

    So I was shown an article today about the possibility of peach scented girly bits. Yeah, you read that right. Oh, and it was developed by dudes. Thanks, dudes! Because these men are very concerned about women’s urinary tract infectio...

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  • Karen Johnson

    I’m Retiring Two Body Parts

    Another body part is retiring. Well, 2 actually. I have made no secret about the fact that I am in a state of simultaneous mourning / elation this year. 2014: the first time in 6 years that I will not be pregnant or nursing — because ...

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