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Advice For New Moms

We asked our amazing Facebook followers for the best advice they could give to a new mom. As usual, they delivered! Here are some of their best answers. READ MORE

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  • Crystal Ponti

    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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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktail: The Cherry Cherry Bang Bang Mojito

    Raise your hand if you like mojitos!

 This week’s Hump Day recipe is my favorite so far yet, people. And because my friend broke out into a chorus of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang after drinking this fabulous cocktail, I have decided t...

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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 stress, more marital arguments, more expenses. READ MORE

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    What If Parents Followed Through On All Those False Threats They Use To Motivate Their Kids?

    I’m queen of empty threats with my kids. “Eat your dinner or I’ll never feed you again.” “Get ready or I’ll leave you here by yourself.” “Stop or we’ll leave the store.” Experts say empty threats arenR...

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  • Karen Johnson

    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....

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    Melissa Pressman

    If You Say You Don’t Want Kids, I Have Just One Thing To Say To You.

    This has been a really hard week. We have been in the middle of a crazy heat wave, with no relief in the evening and my son has decided that sleeping at night just isn’t for him. I have now spent three nights out on the couch, not really sleeping. I am exhausted and hot and trying to find the mental strength to get through the next day. It’s moments like this I wish I had unlimited amounts of money and time and I could just hop a flight to an exotic destination and just go relax on the beach. I don’t even care if it’s just for a few days. READ MORE

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    RECIPE: Easy Baked Flan

    This quick and easy flan recipe tastes delicious and requires very little effort or cooking skills. Hooray!...

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    Julia Arnold

    The Best Toys To Grow With Your Toddler

    Many toys seem to come and go in our house, but it is so nice when I see my kids (now 4 and almost 2) continue to play with certain toys months– or even years– after they first receive them.  I love it even more if both of my kids will play with a toy at the same time.

    Here are a few favorites that fit the above criteria.  READ MORE

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Latest Obsessions: Baby Edition

    This week it’s all about the babies! My youngest daughter just turned ten the other day (birthday blog to come) so I know it has been a looooong time since I was in the baby world, which as far as I am concerned is a whole universe unto i...

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Angry Birds Cupcakes

    My middle son’s 10th birthday was earlier this month and I wanted to do something special for him – after all, entering the double digits is a big deal. His favorite game right now is Angry Birds, with the yellow one being his f...

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  • Infant/Toddlers

    The Loneliness

    After Lillian was born and my 6 weeks of maternity leave was up, I headed back to work part time. I worked 5am-9am so Luke took care of her in the morning, then dropped her off with me on his way to work, and Lils and I would walk home for the day. While the hours were super early, and I worked for a remote call center, I still had some guaranteed adult interaction five days a week which was so great and awesome and necessary. READ MORE

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  • Expressing Motherhood

    Producing Past Cancer

    My mother always forbade me to cut off my breasts. It was something we went back and forth on frequently. I saw what the breast cancer had done to her the first and second time and what she had went through in her mastectomy, so I told her ...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Sleep Away Camp: Care Packages

    One of my favorite things about going to camp, aside from watching the teenagers sneak cigarettes and jitterbug was the care packages. This was a long time ago and a theater camp at that. Summer sleep away camp is in full swing, so I though...

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    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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  • Marcia Kester Doyle

    The Vultures Are Waiting

    My daughter convinced me to watch The Rachel Zoe Project on the cable network, and as I’m staring at these twenty-one-year-old, anorexic-looking models, I’m thinking two thoughts: 1)Someone should tie these girls down and force-...

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  • Sarah Cottrell

    The Awkward Situation Every Parent Has Dealt With At Some Point

    This is how phone calls happen in my house now....

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