Parenting
Infant/Toddlers

9 Things Mothers Need To Know

9.  You can do it.   No matter your age, your financial situation, your education, or your relationship status, you’ve got this, mama.  It’s what you were born to do.  Once you go through labor and have fallen in love with that...Read More
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    Parental Amnesia

    My children are no longer toddlers, or preschoolers.  I’m solidly in the teen and tween years here.  I remember my children being younger, or at least I think I do but the reality is there’s a lot of amnesia that happens once your chi...

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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    I Have a Vagina, Now What?

    I was ten when the puberty-monster snuck into my body. In a few short months I went from a kid like everyone else to a large-breasted, maxi-pad toting, acne speckled young woman. I grew up in a home without a mother, and so the responsib...

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    Elle Davis

    10 Reasons Pregnancy Sucks… And Then It Doesn’t… and then it does… And Then You Just Want That Baby Out.

    Pregnancy is such a magical time. You start growing and growing and getting bigger and bigger. There’s some pretty wicked hormones running through your body that makes you cry over a candy commercial. Not just some crying with a light case of the sniffles… it’s the ugly cry.

    And before you leave the house, you’re a bathroom ninja and you check to see where the bathrooms are in the vicinity of where you’re going. I’ve already written about some things I experienced in the days and weeks following my daughter’s birth. Now, it’s time to tackle pregnancy. READ MORE

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    Let Me Get That For You

    Look! Help can come in all shapes and sizes!...

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  • Crystal Ponti

    Seasons of Depression

    An old cherry tree sits just outside my bedroom window. For several seasons I’ve watched it blossom to life—ripening with evergreen and fruit. I’ve also witnessed that life slowly drifting away in the cool autumn breeze. As the branch...

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  • Infant/Toddlers

    Postpartum Depression: What Do You Mean, Every Mother Doesn’t Have Maniacal Thoughts?

    Women talk about the joys of becoming a new mother. The moment you hold your child for the first time. The tears, the joy, the overwhelming amount of love that oozes from every pore of your body, every part of...Read More
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    If Pregnancy Were Trendy…

    The world might look a lot like this!...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Drowning In Motherhood: What Would a Good Mother Do?

    I often feel I am drowning in motherhood. It was really bad when my girls were younger, but it still exists now: When I am home I want to be away. When I am away I want to be home. I am no longer the person I was before having children, but...

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  • Infant/Toddlers

    The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

    My best friend Carrie would’ve been an awesome mom. Beyond awesome. She was loving, exuberant, brilliant and sassy, and she had just the right dose of crazy mixed in. Maybe a little extra crazy, but in the best ways possible....Read More
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    A Love Song From Kid President

    This might just be the best Valentine’s Day present you’ve ever received....

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  • Robin Siegel

    Beauty Tips: A Quick & Easy Daytime Look

    I’m excited to share my ideas, techniques, experience and opinions about how I use make-up to reveal beauty. I’ve been in the beauty business for over 25 years and have worked with some of the most gorgeous women in the world. Every...

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    What The Flicka

    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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    This Baby Takes Thumb Sucking To A Whole New Level

    Here’s hoping she doesn’t get stuck like that!...

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    The One Piece of Marriage Advice You Shouldn’t Give

    “I’m sorry,” I said to my husband as I pecked his cheek. He set the bowl of oatmeal down in front of the screaming two year old and faced me....

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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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  • Dawn Yanek

    5 Things People Look Like They’d Rather Do Than Get On A Plane With My Kid

    I get it. Once upon a time, I was you. You see a kid under 5 about to sit near you on an airplane and you panic. You don’t know if the kid’s going to scream non-stop and kick your seat for the next four hours and if his parents are a-ho...

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    This Dad Can Barely Keep It Together While Changing His Baby’s Dirty Diaper

    Sometimes a poopy diaper is just too gross to deal with. ...

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