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Helen Mitternight

Dying Is Tedious: Bring A Book

In all of the movies, deathbed scenes are short and dramatic. The dying friend or relative blurts out a heartfelt secret or nugget of wisdom. And fade to black.

In reality, dying often takes its time. The human body is built to fight death, and death is built to be patient. No one tells you that dying can be tedious, so you’d better bring a book for those long stretches when your loved one is in that twilight that separates them from the truly living, but binds them still to life. READ MORE

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    Decadent Loaded Mashed Potatoes

    Last week I just had to try this recipe from my friend Crystal at Mommifried. I love turkey and it’s one of those meals that I know my kids would eat without a fight, even the picky one and the local grocery store had turkey breasts on sa...

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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    I Have a Vagina, Now What?

    I was ten when the puberty-monster snuck into my body. In a few short months I went from a kid like everyone else to a large-breasted, maxi-pad toting, acne speckled young woman. I grew up in a home without a mother, and so the responsib...

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    DANDELIONS

    Dancing Flowers

    “Guess I can mentally plan my to-do list,” I thought as I bemoaned my driving decision.  Of course I had chosen the route to the store that was under construction. Library, bank, maybe the dollar store – do we have...Read More
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    Felicitations for February: Hate Sweep

    In the spirit of perversity, in much the same way I always want to laugh in church or when people fall down, I want to make room for a little darkness in this chocolate and heart filled month. I want to talk about the “Hate Sweep.”...

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  • Ben Barnz

    He Said, He Said: "You Called Her A… WHAT?!"

    “You’re being an asshole,” I scream downstairs at my ten year-old daughter. My voice echoes off the walls as my partner, Daniel, stares at me aghast....

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    Jennifer Lizza

    I’m A Sucker For A Good Love Story

    I have a confession to make. I’m a sucker for a good love story, so when I found out that The Longest Ride by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks (known for stories like The Notebook and Dear John) was coming out as a movie I was more than excited.

    The Longest Ride is not your typical love story. It’s two love stories in one and the way Director George Tillman Jr. blended the two love stories on the screen is worthy of twice the amount of tissues. Trust Me. READ MORE

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    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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    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.” READ MORE

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    The Ultimate Patriotic Drink: Layered Fourth of July Cocktail

    It’s the 4th and it’s time to celebrate this great country’s birthday! Why not do it in style with the layered cocktail the 4th of July? It’s perfect for sipping while watching the fireworks show....

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    You Want To WHAT?

    These two want to team up!...

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    Other Parents Suck

    People are a-holes. No, not all people, but lots of them. And when those people become parents, they’re most likely still going to be a-holes. The thing is, people don’t change. As women, we’ve been told this time and time...Read More
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    Breast Is Best… But What About The Rest?

    I’ve hated my boobs since 5th grade, when they made a most unwelcome appearance. Backyard football with the boys became awkward. So did locker room changes. As they became a focal point of my high school figure, I despised them even m...

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  • Can We STOP Mom Judging?

    Confession: I’m a recovering mom-judger. I used to roll my eyes when one more exasperated first time mom would ask, “How do I get my two-month old to sleep through the night?” I would be hard pressed to hide my surprise if another mom...

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    Julia Arnold

    Let Go Of The Guilt

    “But I still feel guilty,” I said over the phone to my older sister, who is also a mother of young children.

    “I’ll never forget what our pediatrician once told me,” she replied. “She said to never feel bad about doing what you want to do.”

    That simple advice resonated with me. What was it in my nature that was making me feel guilty about spending one afternoon a week doing something just for me? What is it in so many of us that pulls at our hearts when our logical side knows perfectly well that we all need time to pursue our own goals, interests, passions? READ MORE

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  • Kristen Daukas

    Sex and the Teenage Girl

    It’s no secret that I have three daughters. And now that they’re getting older, their maintenance is changing quite a bit. My role as a mom is changing quite a bit, too. Ever since the oldest one popped out and all the way thru til the...

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