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11 Ways Parenting Is Like Working In An Office

As I’ve mentioned before, I was once part of the outside-the-house working world, with its requisite commutes and 8 AM clock-ins.

However, I happily traded it all in to stay home with the kids, and I mostly hardly ever regret my decision. I don’t have people prairie dogging over the tops of their cubicles to ask me what I’m having for lunch anymore, but I do have much cuter people prairie dogging over the edge of the kitchen table to steal what I’m having for lunch. I no longer get to dress up in grown-up clothes on a daily basis, but I do get to doodle on all those knee-high pantyhose and repurpose them as wicked awesome tattoo sleeves. So, all in all, I’d say I got a good deal. READ MORE

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  • How To Raise A Disruptor

    I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of AOL’s “Acting Disruptive,” the brainchild of wunderkind Max Lugavere, who produces and hosts content about science, technology and disruptive thinking. We spent the day together h...

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    An Ode To Mom

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. You are my mom. Come wipe my poo....Read More
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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 30 Things I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood
    Jennifer Lizza

    30 Things I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood

    Before I became a mother there were things about motherhood I knew everything about (try to control your laughter) and there were things about motherhood I knew nothing about.

    I picked up all the books my friends who were new mothers suggested and suddenly I knew EVERYTHING there was to know about motherhood. After all I had read every single book there was to read on the subject of motherhood and I had a dog so clearly I was an expert. I had been preparing for motherhood for as long as I could remember and I was beyond ready. I have always been a firm believer that you don’t just jump into the water before finding out everything there is to know about said water. (I’m really fun I swear.) READ MORE

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  • The Teaching Gardens

    We have a lovely garden that we alternate between being really involved in, or totally ignoring. Right now we have lettuces and chard, some tired tomato plants and my daughters’ strawberry patch – which also doubles as a hamster gra...

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  • What Dad Really Wants: 6 Father’s Day Gifts

    You gave him the grill set last year and some golf balls the year before that. You don’t think you could pull off the book of homemade coupons again. If you have been together a while, it can be tough to find the perfect gift for your hus...

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    Angela Keck

    An Open Letter To Teenagers, Especially The Girls

    Lately it seems that my social media streams are filled with teenage girls and boys declaring their undying, never ending, happily ever after love for one another. The current generation of teenagers is the first one to go through this phase of their life with social media at their fingertips. Selfies weren’t a thing for our generation. We didn’t hashtag our boyfriend to tell him we loved him with our entire heart. We doodled their name in our notebook, held their hand in the hall at school and maybe, if we were lucky, got to go to a movie on Saturday night. READ MORE

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  • Felicitations for March: Happy Birthday, What The Flicka!

    Many of my favorite things began in March: my Husband, the invention of shoelaces, the motion picture machine, and What The Flicka. Happy Birthday. We are two years old this month. (Shit, we are now a toddler, batten down the hatches and re...

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  • Mommytube: I Have To Go Poop!

    As seen on The Today Show this adorable tot, who’s breaking IQ records for her age, shows us that no matter the IQ, when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go! Do you have any funny videos of you and/or  your children? Subm...

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    Aileen DePeter

    Dear Jennifer Garner, Some Advice From A Mom of Three

    Dear Jen,

    I can call you Jen right? I mean out of all the celebrity moms out there, you seem the most down to earth and approachable.

    The photos I see of you in US Weekly, are usually of you doing normal mom things like taking your kids to ballet or actually playing with them at the park. I like to think that if I ran into you in some weird hypothetical situation that we could dispense with all the awkwardness that is talking to random moms on the playground and actually have a nice discussion about raising children. Not sure if that would happen with say, Angelina or Gwyneth. READ MORE

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    Standing in line at Walmart on Sunday I couldn’t help but notice the types of loot parents are now putting in their kid’s Easter baskets. Handheld gaming consoles, video games, tablet computers, MP3 players, Furbies…expensive electr...

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  • 10 No-Nonsense Tips For Parents

    I’m not a worrisome mom. At least not about the small things. The biggest thing that keeps me up at night is worrying my kids won’t have anyone to eat lunch with at school. My kids are 1 and 2 and I’m just a little bit crazy. Due to m...

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    5 Reasons I’m Unqualified To Teach My Preschooler About Her Private Parts

    I recently read a blog post about how important it is to teach toddlers about their body parts. Apparently, simply knowing the correct words for male and female genitals deters predators who know that these children will be more able...Read More
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    Today we’re sharing a classic clip for MommyTube: this sweet little kid gets a HUGE case of stage fright while trying to say happy birthday on the Jimmy Kimmel show. We can’t help but wonder if it’s the giant Elmo pacing i...

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  • The Crazy Kumquat Crisis

    I didn’t think it was possible to have a meltdown over kumquats. Until I did. You see, my husband and I participated in a kind of amateur Iron Chef competition last week called the Social Colander, for which we made Indian-spiced ch...

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