Youngsters

Talking To Kids: Overcoming Shyness

Shyness is a common issue among both children and adults. READ MORE

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    TV Mom Tuesday: Eye Job

    Some mother-child relationships are very unique. Take Seinfeld’s George Costanza and his mom for example! They’re quite the quirky pair. But one thing’s for sure…they never fail to bring the laughs! In this scene, Ge...

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  • Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    Favorite Things: MySkipper

    I have a confession to make. I still have a “thing” for dolls. My family moved seven times in ten years, so dolls were the perfect toys to collect. They were lightweight, durable, and made every strange city feel like home. But since I...

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  • Infant/Toddlers
    Lisa Carmody Doiron

    I Was A Child Thief And Now So Is My Kid

    When I was three, I got caught stealing a magazine from the checkout at the grocery store. I would have gotten away with it too had I decided to read it quietly in the back seat like I had planned. But my brother annoyed me so, instead of reading it, I rolled it up and gave him a good beating.

    When mom asked me where I got the magazine, I lied and said I found it. My brother promptly tattled on me, and I was marched straight back into the store and was forced to return it and apologize to the cashier. I was so humiliated; I never gave in to my sticky fingers again. READ MORE

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Suzanne

    A bright light in the world and my dear friend, Suzanne Krull, died recently. As I write that sentence I can’t believe it’s true. She had to undergo emergency heart surgery and she didn’t make it through the operation. She leaves behi...

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  • Where’s Home for the Holidays When You’re Divorced?

    When my first marriage ended, the day before Thanksgiving in 2003, I took a deep breath upon returning from court and began meal preparations for my first major holiday on my own. I set myself (and my raw nerves) to the comforting task of m...

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  • Infant/Toddlers

    9 Things Mothers Need To Know

    9.  You can do it.   No matter your age, your financial situation, your education, or your relationship status, you’ve got this, mama.  It’s what you were born to do.  Once you go through labor and have fallen in love with that...Read More
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    They Share More Than Just Genes

    Genes, germs… these twins share everything! As cute as their synchronized sneezing may be, taking care of two sick babies can’t be fun!...

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  • Betsy Shaw

    Confessions Of Recovering Kid Coddler

    As a child, I wandered like a Zen master from place to place, meal to meal, carelessly leaving crumbs, dirty dishes and peeled-off socks or mittens trailing behind me. My mom, apparently, quietly followed me around picking it all up. She wa...

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  • Mommytube

    This Hilariously Relatable Video Will Make Your Groundhog Day

    There’s nothing like that horrible inability to catch up when you have a day going completely wrong. What if you could do it over… and over… and over again? Maybe then you’d get it right! Or, as this mom demonstrates… maybe not. READ MORE

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  • Abby Heugel

    Thoughts Everyone Has While Driving

    Most adults have some experience with driving a motorized vehicle, and whether you’re a road rager or a calm commuter, you’ve probably had a few of the same thoughts while navigating the roads....

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Hump Day Cocktail: Felicity’s "Life Without Fear"

    I was inspired by Lauren and wanted to join in on the Hump-Day Cocktail.This is a simple drink my husband came up with (maybe it has been out there for years, but we didn’t know about it). We used to have them after long days when nothing...

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  • Youngsters

    Kids & Toeing The Line

    If I were to draw a line of chalk on the floor and tell my daughter not to step over it, she would spend the next hour and a half teetering on one leg like a lopsided flamingo, balancing her...Read More
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  • Marie Bollman

    The Project My 1st Grader Did That Bruised My Ego

    School’s almost out and the kids are bringing home all of their projects from the year. It’s one of  my favorite things! I love reading all the cute things they’ve written about me worked on all year…adorable spelling mistakes an...

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  • Foodstirs

    3 Best Ways to Serve Vegetables

    Whether you’re in the produce section at the grocery store or have a fridge full of veggies, figuring out the best way to cook them so that they don’t lose their nutrients can be intimidating. But before getting overwhelmed, we recommen...

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  • Confessions

    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...Read More
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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Un-hirable Mom

    I’m struggling, ya’ll. (I openly admitted to not being able to pull off ya’ll awhile back, but damn it, I’m no quitter.) Having never finished college, (a story for another day) I have been a stay-at-home parent for ...

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