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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  • Linda Wolff

    The Messiness of Parenting

    Parenting is a messy job. Definitely not for the faint of heart. So instead of making a list of New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to make a list of when I really shined or didn’t shine as a parent last year. However, in an effort to pro...

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  • Elle Davis

    DIY: Chocolate Pecan Pie Body Scrub

    Years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I was an Esthetician and used to love making natural skin care products. It was difficult back then because I didn't speak dinosaur so my efforts were hindered. Recently though, I've been back in ...

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  • Mommytube

    The Super Bowl Ticket Suprise That Will Make You Cry

    Mike Harris decided to give his Seahawks superfan mom the surprise of a lifetime. READ MORE

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  • Felicity Huffman

    All My Prayers to the Newtown Community

    I have been too stunned to write much this weekend. The Newtown tragedy consumes my thoughts. I read the names of the victims, most of them six and seven year olds, and I can’t seem to continue with my day, or it seems indecent to do ...

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  • The Most Honest Kids’ Birthday Invitation You’ll Ever See

    If you’ve ever had a major party, or a wedding, or an epic Memorial Day barbecue, then chances are you sent out invitations. And if you sent out invitations, then ask yourself this: why didn’t you invite me? Oh no, wait, that&#...

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  • Infant/Toddlers
    Elle Davis

    10 Reasons Pregnancy Sucks… And Then It Doesn’t… and then it does… And Then You Just Want That Baby Out.

    Pregnancy is such a magical time. You start growing and growing and getting bigger and bigger. There’s some pretty wicked hormones running through your body that makes you cry over a candy commercial. Not just some crying with a light case of the sniffles… it’s the ugly cry.

    And before you leave the house, you’re a bathroom ninja and you check to see where the bathrooms are in the vicinity of where you’re going. I’ve already written about some things I experienced in the days and weeks following my daughter’s birth. Now, it’s time to tackle pregnancy. READ MORE

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  • ToddleTale

    That DOES NOT Belong There!

    A baby boy tries to catch a frog....

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  • Sherice Torres

    Anatomy of the Perfect Mother

    I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the outsized expectations that we tend to have of women in general and mothers in particular. As I once again beat myself up for not being the perfect mother in a perfect size 4 designer out...

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  • What The Flicka

    Now You See Me, Now You … Hm.

    Where did that go? You’re not the first one, and definitely not the last....

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  • Peyton Price

    The Not-So-Secret Recipe For Television Christmas Movies

    Admit it. Whether you love to hate them or hate to love them, you cannot resist a television Christmas movie. Just try changing the channel before the corporate climber realizes he’s destined to love his spunky assistant. You can’t do i...

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  • Youngsters
    Kristen Bagwell

    When You Can’t Meet Your Daycare’s High Standards: A Mom’s Rebuttal

    Dear Busy Busy Day Care,

    We started my son in your toddler program last month and I truly, honestly, love the program.

    However.

    I am starting to think this center is run by either Overachievers Anonymous or BoredDayCareStaffers.com. Every single week, the students have at least one assignment, if not two. You do realize the parents have to actually handle these requests, right? Oh and kudos to you for being relentless in making sure we meet your goals. READ MORE

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  • What The Flicka

    What is your best “going into labor” story?

    Here are some answers from our contributors!...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Felicitations for June: The Perfect Summer Wardrobe and Bathing Suit Season – Oh Goodie!

    It seems every billboard or ad I see is screaming about: “Get Back in Shape for Bikini Season!” or, “Your Summer Wardrobe – What Every Woman Needs!” Those ads fill me with anxiety and dread. “Oh God! I am not working on my summe...

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  • Youngsters
    Sarah Cottrell

    The Three Ridiculous Stunts My Preschooler Pulled Today That Will Make YOU Want To Pull Your Hair Out Too

    Before I reveal the epically ridiculous stunts that my preschooler committed today while visiting his grandparents let me first give a round of applause to my mother and father in law for not disowning my frightfully inventive four-year-old and me. Thank you (one hundred thousand fold!)

    It has been raining for days. Or years. Or centuries. And we have cabin fever around my house. My mother-in-law very kindly offered to host us for a day to give us a break from the regular scenery of PBS and piles of laundry. I packed the kids up and drove the half hour of country roads to get to her house on the coast. READ MORE

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  • Expressing Motherhood

    The Top 5 Things I Learned From The Mother On “A Christmas Story.”

    I don’t know it all. Ouch, that hurts a little confessing....

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  • Crystal Ponti

    Seasons of Depression

    An old cherry tree sits just outside my bedroom window. For several seasons I’ve watched it blossom to life—ripening with evergreen and fruit. I’ve also witnessed that life slowly drifting away in the cool autumn breeze. As the branch...

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