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The Storm of Modern Day Parenting

As we emerge from the torrent of weather storms this winter, I can’t help but take note that many of us parents have been caught up in a bigger, perhaps more destructive storm — that of modern day parenting....Read More
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  • Jennifer Lizza

    5 Things That Have Made Me A Better Mother

    You have heard it all before. Motherhood is hard. Motherhood is unpredictable. You may not ever really feel like you know what you’re doing. While all of these things are true there is a lot of joy, wisdom, and knowledge that come along w...

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  • Leah Vidal

    Don’t Get Upset When Your Five Year Old Acts Like A Five Year Old

    Sit up straight. Say thank you. Be quiet. Keep your voice down. Say please. Sit still. As parents we are constantly surrounded by suggestions on how to make our children behave properly. From parenting books to self-help books (because let...

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    Allison Goines

    Does Parenting Ever Get Easier?

    When I was a young mother with three children under the age of five, I often wondered if parenting would ever get any easier.  When I asked moms with children older than mine if parenting gets easier when the children get older, they would smile and say, “No.  Parenting doesn’t get easier.  It gets . . . different.”

    I hated that answer then and I still hate it now. So, if you are the mother of small children and are asking me if parenting gets easier, READ MORE

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  • The Most Valuable Gift My Father Gave Me

    With Father’s Day right around the corner, I’d like to pay homage to my dad and an important lesson he taught me years ago. Back when I was in college at Boston University, during the summer of my junior year, I had an internshi...

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  • Sherice Torres

    Prepping For Re-Entry

    In every space movie I’ve ever seen, the most dangerous part of the trip is always re-entry. Hurtling back to Earth at high speed, searing heat and vibration threatening to break the ship apart. Gasps of relief when the heroes make it...

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  • Education

    6 Real-Life Tips For Surviving Potty Training

    Over a year ago, I decided to try to potty train Ginny, who was just over two-years-old then. I looked for signs of readiness, and, admittedly, didn’t see any. Despite that, I decided to try anyway....Read More
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  • Danielle Tumminio

    Paying It Forward

    A few weeks ago, I heard a news story about 228 customers at a Tim Horton’s who paid for the coffee of the person or car behind them. It went on for three hours. Employees cheered. What the customers did at Tim Horton’s is called paying...

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  • Lisa Carmody Doiron

    I Was A Child Thief And Now So Is My Kid

    When I was three, I got caught stealing a magazine from the checkout at the grocery store. I would have gotten away with it too had I decided to read it quietly in the back seat like I had planned. But my brother annoyed me so, instead of r...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - Ups And Downs Of Friendship

    Talking to Kids: The Ups and Downs of Friendship

    Friendships are valuable assets to people of all ages, children and adults alike. And when it comes to our kids, all we want to see and know is that they’re developing healthy relationships with individuals outside of their immediate family. (That’s right, we’re not their only friends…!) READ MORE

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  • Stephanie Baroni-Cook

    Turning 30 Doesn’t Have To Suck

    Warning: This post is Rated PG13 for containing colorful language, and may not be suitable for people who do not have a sense of humor. If this offends you, please read no further, I promise it won’t hurt my feelings Let’s be honest, as...

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  • Elle Davis

    Caprese Grilled Chicken

    I absolutely love caprese salad so when I came across this recipe, I was so excited. My husband and I made this last night and it didn't disappoint. I'm a balsamic vinegar addict and this will definitely be something I make again......

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - Terror In The Minivan

    Hug It Out, B*tch.

    It was one of those days. The boys were fighting. Nonstop fighting. “Max looked at me!” “Harrison said he didn’t want to play!” “Max isn’t playing what I want to play!” I’m used to this, I hear it practically every...Read More
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  • Latitude Adjustments

    Geographically speaking, 10 degrees separate Oberlin, Ohio (82˚) from Richmond (72˚), at least on the longitudinal scale. In 54 years—my entire life—I never lived anywhere other than northeast Ohio. Then, last September, I moved to R...

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    The Bittersweet Reality Of My Kids Growing Up

    My kids are growing up and I don’t know how I feel about it. We’ve finally gotten to the point where middle of the night wake ups are few and far between. I know what a solid eight hours of sleep feels like again. Naps are now n...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - How To Limit Kid's Tech

    How to Limit a Child’s Technology

    Let’s face it – technology is becoming more and more predominant in our society with each passing day. READ MORE

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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    Completely Grilled Part 2 – Cocktail & Dessert

    Last week I shared with you my grill menu challenge where I attempted to create an entire menu made on the grill. Aside from the delicious food, I wanted to make a creative cocktail and dessert, too. Who knew the grill had so much potential...

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  • What The Flicka

    5 Ways To Keep Kids Occupied On Thanksgiving

    Do your kids love helping in the kitchen? The concept is great and all—bonding with your children by making delicious meals together in a magical kitchen that doesn’t get dirty, and no one’s arguing over who gets to stir the b...

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