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  • Beth Rosen

    Neat Freak Chronicles: If I Step On One More Barbie Shoe!

    How many times have you walked through your child’s room to kiss him or her goodnight, only to have the moment ruined by the pain of a Barbie shoe or a Matchbox car impaling the arch of your naked foot?  And how many times do you tell yo...

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    A Second A Day From Birth

    Take a look at this amazing video of a dad documenting the first year his newborn son’s life! He edited together 1-second clips from each day over the course of a year, and the end result is a beautiful display of life developing righ...

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  • Lessons
    Dawn Yanek

    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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  • Lisa Carmody Doiron

    Ten Totally Serious Things You Need To Know If You Plan To Have Back To Back Babies

    If you’re thinking of putting yourself in the position where you have back-to-back babies, there are a few facts you will want to get your head around first....

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  • Elle Davis

    Grapefruit And Lemon Cleaning Spray

    In the past when I’ve cleaned—and I admit it’s not as often as it should be—I usually like to bleach the crap out of everything. Then I feel like things get really clean. But now that I’m trying to be more environmenta...

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  • Fashion
    Denise Geelhart

    Plus-Size Pregnancy

    I am a plus-size pregnant momma-to-be having a plus-size pregnancy.  I’m not necessarily proud of that fact.  I wish I had started off thinner and had never gained the weight I did in the first place; however, it is a fact of my life, for now at least. READ MORE

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  • Erin K Moffat

    RIE-SPECT: MAMA CAN YOU HEAR ME? PART II

    When I was in my early 20’s I was in a beauty pageant – or scholarship program, if you will. My platform was promoting self-esteem in today’s youth. When it was time for the Q&A portion of the pageant, they asked me a question tha...

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  • Angela Keck

    7 Childhood Milestones That Are Actually Worth Celebrating

    There are some milestones in childhood that mothers look forward to with great anticipation, and others we look forward to with a fair amount of dread. There are the usual suspects, sleeping through the night, able to feed themselves, first...

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  • Lessons

    Letting Go: Sarah Autumn

    In the autumnal aftermath of the dissolution of my first marriage, I took a job and a leap of faith across two states to begin a new life. Amidst my feelings of disappointment and failure were the seeds of possibility...Read More
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  • Elle Davis

    Things I Never Thought I'd Say as a Mom

    After becoming a mom, I swore I wouldn't say some of the things I was told as a kid. To my surprise, there have been plenty of things I've said over the years that I was never expecting to say at all! Here are some of them: 10. Don't chew ...

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  • Beauty

    Let There Be Light(s)!

    Where do you apply your makeup? If you’re anything like me sometimes I go without, or just a quick swipe of lipstick in the car – before I pull out of the driveway.   Amazing how great the light is in...Read More
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    Who The Flicka?: Leah Vidal

    Who The Flicka? is an ongoing series where we spotlight our amazing contributors and make them answer our questions....

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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    A Girlfriend’s Guide to Grilling

    What The Flicka? reached out to me earlier in the week to compose a helpful “how-to” grill guide for all of you summer cooks who aren’t confidant with tongs and a lighter. Never fear sister-friends; I’ve got eight of the most import...

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  • Lessons

    It’s Going To Be Okay, Even If It Isn’t

    When you are the parent of a child with a chronic illness, there comes a point when you just can’t worry anymore. It’s the equivalent of crying so hard you physically have no tears left. You would if you could,...Read More
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    TV Mom Tuesday: Motherly Advice

    It’s one of every parent’s worst nightmares—but it’s something that they all have to go through at one point or another. What are we talking about? Letting your teenager go to a party! And obviously you want to send your...

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    This Ad Campaign Has Women Sharing Hilarious Stories About Their First Period

    “I went to the grocery store and stole a box of tampons. I didn’t know anything about tampons and they were super plus.”...

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