Parenting
Youngsters

The Peanut Challenge

“His face is really swollen. How long has it been like this?”, a concerned nurse said to me in the emergency room as she looked at my 13 month old baby boy....Read More
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  • Jane’s Pecan Bars

    My sister Jane has been making these for years. It’s from a cookbook called Maida Heatter’s Book of Great Desserts. When I asked her to send me the recipe, she had 20 years of notes scribbled all over the pages. So she has worked out th...

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  • Creamy Garlic-Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

    There’s no need to buy premade salad dressings if you have a little extra time. Why? Because they are easy to make at home, and you can control the amount of oil and salt added....

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  • Youngsters
    Lisa Witherspoon

    15 Great Alternatives to Halloween Candy

    The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping, and we have flipped our calendars to October. That means that Halloween is right around the corner! I have never been big fan of Halloween, but, as a parent, it is hard to escape.

    I certainly want my kids to have fun trick or treating, but I have three and the last thing we need is three giant pumpkins full of candy, sugar, and future trips to the dentist! In my search for alternatives to all the candy, I have found lists and lists of other things to give trick or treaters, but some of the things included are most definitely NOT o.k. with parents. READ MORE

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  • Mom-Ade

    This week’s Hump Day Cocktail is low in calories and high in taste! Add to that the fact that it’s super easy to make, and you’ve got one rockin’ cocktail to help you make it ’til the weekend!...

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  • Parenting Hack of the Future

    Why didn’t we have robotic vacuums to ride around on when we were little?...

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  • Infant/Toddlers

    What I Wish I Had Known When I First Had Kids

    After about a month of sleep deprivation, the question on every new parent’s mind is, “When will my child sleep through the night?!” Then they yawn and doze off while pouring yet another cup of coffee. READ MORE

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  • I Think You Missed A Spot …

    Shhh. It’s okay. We won’t tell anyone....

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  • Quick & Easy Raspberry Vinaigrette Pasta Salad

    With summer quickly winding down, we had an urge to do a barbecue over the weekend. Not all of the kids could make it, but we had a great time nonetheless. As always, one of my mainstay recipes is this Quick and Easy Raspberry Vinaigrette P...

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  • Youngsters
    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    9 Ways To Keep Your House Illness-Free During Cold & Flu Season

    My children seem to be welcoming cold and flu season in with open arms. So far we’ve got chest colds, sinus infections, coughs, croup, pneumonia, and ear infections. Yay…..please note my lack of enthusiasm. With young kids around each other daily, eager to share their germs and not much else, the illness spreads pretty quickly. It doesn’t really matter how much I wash, clean, disinfect, and whatnot, I know those germs are going to spread regardless, but it’s good to know that everything is squeaky clean (besides the kid themselves). READ MORE

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  • Little Girl Performs Hilariously Dramatic Rendition of “Frozen” Song While Getting A Splinter Removed

    This little girl is quite the trooper. Does anyone else want this as their ringtone? Just us?...

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  • Returning the Love: 5 Ways I Plan to Make His Valentine’s Day

    Since the shelves at my local pharmacy are lined with heart-shaped boxes of candy, creepy stuffed animals dressed as Cupid, and cards with pictures of dogs holding signs declaring “I woof you,” Valentine’s Day must be a comin’. Cons...

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  • Pregnancy

    12 Things Nobody Tells You About Pregnancy

    It is a miracle. It is a joyous experience. Birthing my 2 (soon to be 3) kids = my life’s greatest achievements. However, there are many aspects to pregnancy and birth that no one talks about. So I will....Read More
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  • TV Mom Tuesday: Vivian, The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air

    Vivian from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is one tough cookie. In today’s MommyTube clip she channels her inner-mom and makes Debo take several seats! And that’s why we love her....

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  • Half the Sky – Women Still Aren’t Equal

    A male friend recently told me I sound like I hate men. As the wife of a Marine and mother to two teenage sons, I am far from a man-hater. When I pressed this friend for details, he said, “You always post things on Facebook about female e...

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  • Infant/Toddlers
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Mandatory 10 Step New Parent Training Course
    Julia Arnold

    Mandatory 10 Step New Parent Training Course

    This Just In: A Mandatory 10 Step Training Course has been implemented for all soon-to-be parents. If you skillfully and successfully endure the various challenges involved, while being tethered to a lifelike, hungry doll that cries often, you will be prepared for bringing home a newborn. If you fail, good luck to you. READ MORE

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  • How To Survive An Affair

    Editor’s Note: This was written by a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous. To write this, I’m admitting to the world two things: I’ve been cheated on by my spouse, and, more embarrassing, I’ve also cheated....

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  • A Toddler Is Like A Dr. Seuss Book…

    .... You wonder what they’ve been smoking and don’t always know what they’re talking about. Bada-bing! Here are the top ten ways you know your little babe has transitioned into a toddler. 10. You get to hear Elmo’s Song over a...

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