Lessons

Latitude Adjustments

Geographically speaking, 10 degrees separate Oberlin, Ohio (82˚) from Richmond (72˚), at least on the longitudinal scale. In 54 years—my entire life—I never lived anywhere other than northeast Ohio. Then, last September, I moved to Richmond. On the life-experience scale, the...Read More
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  • Resolutions I Won’t Be Making

    We’re nearing the end of December, and you know what that means! It’s time to make resolutions for the new year that you’ll have broken by February. Right? Well, a couple of our contributors are looking at resolutions for ...

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  • Back To The Mat: Week 1

    I was drawn to yoga in my mid-twenties—the sweat and serenity factor appealed after years of hard-core running and aerobics. It was love at first stretch. Thrice weekly sessions kept my mind peaceful and my body limber. No matter how hect...

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  • Mommytube

    Here’s an 8 Year Old Who Could Outdance You Without Hardly Trying

    Is there something in the water these days? It seems like there has been an insane amount of outrageously talented kids popping up all over YouTube lately. READ MORE

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  • The Storm Of Modern Day Parenting

    As we emerge from the torrent of weather storms this winter, I can’t help but take note that many of us parents have been caught up in a bigger, perhaps more destructive storm — that of modern day parenting....

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  • Please Don’t Break Your Penis

    The toddler tantrum can come at any moment. Your day (or night) can go from Happy-Happy-Joy-Joy to Holy-F***ing-Sh**-Balls in less than 2 seconds. And that is exactly how it went down in my house last night. It was just a simple bath. 2 tod...

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  • Mommytube

    What Do Women Think of Boobs?

    This humorous little video brings up a really great point. READ MORE

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  • Kids Are My Career

    Like most moms, dads and caregivers, I accomplish a lot more before 9 a.m. than most CEOs. We are the CEOs of our companies, aka families. Before 9 a.m. I’ve nursed one child, changed three diapers, put one on the potty twice, prepared an...

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  • Baby Shares With Kitty

    Is it baby food? Is it cat food? Who can tell for sure??...

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  • Confessions
    Angela Keck

    7 Things I Am Way Too Old For

    When I was a kid, maybe a teenager, I remember hearing my mother say she was too old for a certain type of clothing. If my memory serves correctly it was a sleeveless top I suggested that she wear in the heat of the summer and she said she was too old for sleeveless tops. I remember thinking, in my infinite wisdom of youth, complete lack of understanding, that if I was hot I was damn well going to wear a sleeveless top so I could cool off and not sweat myself to death! READ MORE

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    DIY
    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    Halloween Decorating With Kids

    Decorating the house can be challenging with kids. You must find decorations that aren’t breakable, that can be squashed, stepped on, even chewed on, and still cute and festive. Yes, I promise this is one task that can be completed and for very little money. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing decorations to put out each season or holiday: READ MORE

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    Youngsters
    Lisa Witherspoon

    10 Parenting Skills I Would Like To Learn

    We are constantly learning, aren’t we? At least, we should be. We may not have some enormous revelation each and every day, but we pick up little tidbits all the time through television, social media, and the people we encounter. It’s what we are all sending our kids back to school right now or setting up shop to home school – we want them to learn. READ MORE

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  • Summer Cocktail Chronicles: Peach Martini Recipe

    Treat your taste buds to a bright, fruity drink this summer. You deserve it!...

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  • Does This Lipstick Make Me Look Fat?

    Sometimes all it takes to get me out of a rut, beauty or otherwise, is buying a new lipstick. It all started years ago when I got my hands on my first Bonne Bell Bubblegum Lip Smacker. One swipe of that sticky sweet gloss and I was never th...

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