Youngsters
Marie Bollman

10 Ways I’m Totally Screwing Up My Kids

Did you watch the show Parenthood?

Sadly, its series finale was in January. But find it if you can, and binge-watch the hell out of it. In one episode, Julia was struggling with the ever-present mom guilt. She felt like she was screwing up her kids, which of course totally hit home. READ MORE

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    Dad Finds Out He’s Going To Be A Grandpa

    Jessica Hickey put a tiny note in a tiny box in order to surprise her dad, telling him he was about to be a grandpa. What followed was hands down the best (and cutest) reaction we’ve ever seen....

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    Felicitations For January: Open For Business

    My mother sent me every self-help book there ever was, the good ones too; Women Who Run With the Wolves, Trapped in the Mirror, The Undiscovered Self, Intimacy with God, etc. I kept them. I put them on my nightstand....

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    The Rewritten Disney Endings That Will Cure Your Kids Of Their Disney Obsession

    As the person who reads my blog knows (thanks, Mom!), my daughter is an animation addict; Frozen is her Disney Drug of choice. It’s gotten so bad that I fervently hope the sequel is a five minute short where Olaf dates a...Read More
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    Although I am only working part-time, my plate seems to be running over! My mother is staying in a convalescent center while recuperating from a broken femur, my son is still adjusting to the new school year, and I am learning the “ins an...

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    Narcissism has never looked cuter....

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    Let Go Of The Day

    Once I became a mom, I discovered that my brain never shuts itself off. Thoughts, to do lists, guilt, worry, happiness, fear, sadness, endless joy, check lists, all consume my head from the moment I wake up to the moment sleep comes.  Sometimes it is all too difficult to let go of the days emotions and thoughts, the days many perfect imperfections. Before I had kids, I never dreamed I could feel so many emotions, think so many thoughts, and do it all at the same time.  READ MORE

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    Baby Hears Mom For The First Time

    We’re not crying, we promise. (Okay maybe a little bit). This deaf 8 month old’s reaction to hearing his mother’s voice for the first time ever is enough to make even the gruffest of baby-haters emotional....

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  • Eve (I Ate Your Damn) Apple

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    This post is brought to you by The Mysteries of Laura, which stars Debra Messing as frazzled  Laura Diamond, a busy mom on a quest to have it all. Wednesdays at 8/7 central. When you’re expecting your first child there are a few thing...

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    Okay. So you can’t pack a crock pot in your picnic basket. That doesn’t mean you can’t whip up some heavenly perfect-for-the-outdoors eats before heading out for a special feast. Outdoor dining doesn’t mean you have to settle for dr...

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  • Suzanne Krull

    The Sleepover

    My husband, Peter is having some minor heart surgery. Irregular heart beat. So they do what’s called an ablation. Pretty common, but a little scary nonetheless. I mean, it’s his heart, right? My husband’s heart. He has to ...

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    The Most Fearful and Fearless Job We’ll Ever Do

    I’m not terribly proud to admit it, but I’m afraid of a lot of things.

    First, there are sharks. I am the crazy person in the swimming pool who motivates herself to swim faster because I imagine that sharks have somehow gotten into the pool (through the drain—duh) and are nipping at my feet. READ MORE

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    I’ve fought most of my life in the battle of equality (in various forms) for women. I grew up watching my mom fight, and we both continue to fight on behalf of my 5 year-old daughter. I spent the better part of my adult life working harde...

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    This Poor Girl Doesn’t Look Like She’ll Make It Through Trick or Treating

    Hey, who can blame her? Sometimes when you get home from a long day at preschool, you just want to plop on the couch and watch Netflix with a glass of wine. Wait. That’s how it goes, right? ...

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