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Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - Value of Downtime

'Boredom' Could Be The Key To Creativity For Your Kids

Boredom: every parent’s nightmare when it comes to their kid’s fixation level. At your busiest, it’s easy to immediately scramble to find something that’ll keep your kids busy at the first signs of disinterest. 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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  • Karen Johnson

    Find Your Thing

    No, I don’t mean THAT. (Although I might get more blog hits on that topic…)...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - Lof is All You Need

    Lof is all you need

    It is no secret around my house that 2014 has been a tough year. Our family experienced a significant cancer scare. My oldest son underwent an intense surgery that ultimately transformed the way we deal with his hemophilia treatments....Read More
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    17 Motivational Posters For Sarcastic Parents

    If you’re the kind of parent who looks at motivational posters on the walls of your kids’ school and wants to yell and tear them off the walls, here are some that are probably a bit more your style....

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    Should Girls Play Sports? Elizabeth Banks Has Some Strong Feelings About That.

    Obviously we’re in love with Elizabeth Banks and her Really Important Questions series (and if you’re not yet, you need to get with the program)....

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    4 Words Parents Need To Say To Their Kids

    As a child, I built a wonderful bond with Mother Nature. Whether I was climbing her tall trees or rolling down her grassy hills, nature was always fun, carefree, and supportive of my need for exploration. Although she had her...Read More
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    This Poor Girl Doesn’t Look Like She’ll Make It Through Trick or Treating

    Hey, who can blame her? Sometimes when you get home from a long day at preschool, you just want to plop on the couch and watch Netflix with a glass of wine. Wait. That’s how it goes, right? ...

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    It’s Twins!

    We’ve seen some crazy amazing baby announcements, lately. But double the babies means double the excitement!...

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    Overscheduling Your Kids Isn’t the Fast-Track to Success it Once Was

    “I know it doesn’t feel right but everyone else is doing it.” These were the words I said far too often a few years ago when I was a new parent. It seemed to be the only response I could...Read More
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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    The Mommy’s Little Helper Margarita

    Mothers’ Day should come once a MONTH, amirite? In my opinion, we do not get celebrated enough. I mean, this sh*t is HARD! On top of keeping our offspring fed, healthy and clean, we also have to grow them into responsible, well-adjust...

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktails: French Martini

    A party isn’t a party without a signature cocktail (at least not in the land of Lauren) so when I recently needed one to offer my guests for a gathering, I went to Google and searched for recipes. Behold: I shall call this “Pretty L...

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    15 Life Hacks for Moms: Surviving Motherhood One Day at a Time

    I’m far from the mythical beast known as Supermom, but these 15 trips have helped me get through a day more times than I can count....Read More
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    Butt Shot

    This heated court case involves two siblings, a cell phone, and a possible butt photo. What do you think the verdict will be?...

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    You Got It… You’re Sure?

    It may not always be easy, but at least we aren’t on camera! ...

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    Myth Busting For Moms

    As a pediatric neuropsychologist, I’ve been working with children and families for over twenty years and one thing I have noticed consistently is the tendency and willingness for mothers to be hard on themselves. It’s an interesting phenomenon, and so,...Read More
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    Fruity Summer Coleslaw Recipe

    Want to bring springtime to the table? Whip up this easy, colourful and tasty coleslaw, a crunchy combo of apples, mango, cranberries and spiced pecans. Tossed up in a tangy vinaigrette, this sweet and tart salad is guaranteed to make the s...

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    The One Question You Should Be Asking During Daycare Interviews: Notes From A Daycare Provider

    There is one question I realized I am never asked as a daycare provider during interviews and admittedly, I fail to ask this question of potential families as well:...

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