Complaints
Dana Wisniewski

5 Reasons Why Winter Sucks For Parents

Sure there’s frigid temps, fighting off frequent colds, the lack of fun things to do, but there’s a few more reasons why winter sucks after you have kids. If you’ve blocked this out of your memory from last winter, or if you are a new parent, let me fill you in on the 5 biggest reasons winter sucks: READ MORE

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  • Marcia Kester Doyle

    Gobble Gobbler

    Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year. The stress of Christmas shopping hasn’t begun yet—no standing in line at 3:00a.m. for dolls that burp, hiccup and pee in their pants. I get enough of that at home. No maxing out credit c...

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  • Betsy Shaw

    Why I’m Too Lame To Entertain

    My neighbor puts me to shame. One minute she’s taking her laundry off the line and supervising her kids as they do their homework, the next she’s entertaining guests....

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  • Mommytube

    This Kid Is Having An Amazing Time At Sesame Street Live

    We wish we got this excited about things as adults! This kid is seeing Sesame Street live for the very first time, and he seems to be having a pretty great experience. 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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  • What The Flicka

    The New Beyonce?

    We’re not sure anyone can compete with Queen Bey, but this little girl sure comes close. How many years do you think until she’s Beyonce’s newest backup dancer?  We say five, max....

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  • Lessons
    Alisha "Happychondriac" Wilson

    My Door is Still Locked. Let’s Eat!

    Have you set goals for yourself? No, I’m not referring to endless spewing of New Year’s resolutions through December only to wake up & give up by January second. What I am referring to, are things you will actually follow through with. Wait, what? You mean I actually have to follow through with those pesky goals? Yes, it’s a good idea if you’d ever like to move forward. If you’d prefer, you can stagnate. Yes, that word is just as ugly as these next words I’m about to introduce to you: READ MORE

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  • Elle Davis

    Champurrado (Mexican Hot Chocolate)

    Mexican hot chocolate is one of my favorite indulgences. When you drink it, you get the most wonderful warm fuzzies. It has masa in it which is corn flour and it makes the hot chocolate nice and rich. I have a Mexican market where I live bu...

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  • What The Flicka

    Recipe: Watermelon Margarita

    Count us in! You don’t even have to ask. This margarita is packed with fresh fruity flavor! ...

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  • Confessions

    She Doesn’t Pity Me. She Gets It.

    I recently became friends with a mother on my daughter’s cheerleading squad. There was an instant affinity between us, though we had little enough in common. She’s the mother of five; I have two. She works full time; I stay...Read More
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  • Mary Katherine Backstrom

    If You Want To Be Happy, Don’t Have Kids

    If you want to be happy, you shouldn’t have kids. That’s a fact. Or at least, Time magazine and the sociologists who conducted this study believe so. Parents get less sleep, have less money, and less independence. Parents have more st...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Mom and Dad Calendars

    Here is one more thing about traveling with toddlers, traveling without them. I realize some people never have to cross that bridge, but for those of us that do, here are some ideas, again gathered from The Sisterhood, for coping with the p...

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  • Mommytube

    How Not To Babysit

    Babysitting is maybe not the best time to show off your vocal skills on YouTube.  READ MORE

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  • How To Write A Wedding Toast For A Couple You Don’t Like And A Wedding You Don’t Support

    We’ve all seen it happen: A train wreck of a marriage, headed down a one-way track to Miseryville, with a small layover at Domestic Violence, USA. Whether it’s family, friends, or the librarian we’ve befriended in an effort to reverse...

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  • What The Flicka

    Who Needs To Blink When You Can Look Younger?

    Check out this must-have beauty find....

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  • Who The Flicka?

    Who The Flicka?: JJ Keeler

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

    This Mommy’s Miracle

    Every pregnancy is different they say. I can’t tell you how many times I heard “Oh my 2nd was a breeze, yours will be too”. That’s what I looked forward to. My first pregnancy wasn’t bad but I had to have a C-section so the dread ...

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